Vikram having no hits recently, he is out of form and there is no other big name to count on for Shankar’s Ai which is being dubbed into telugu as Manoharudu. Everyone thought film will have no takers in AP and Telangana.
But, brand Shankar made it sell-able, and how film’s Telugu rights sold at record price. It is after Robo, a film from Tamilnadu sold out for such a price in Telugu. Manoharudu Nizam, Andhra and Ceded theatrical rights are sold at a whopping 30 crores to Mega Super Good Films. Shankar is always been a winner in Telugu circuit, his track record fetched such a price and of-course, film’s offline promotions also worked out well.
After it’s Trailer being shown to a selected few, It has created interest in film fraternity and by inviting Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan respectively for Ai and Manoharudu’s audio release, film created buzz among the audience too.
Vikram is believed to be sporting 3 different shades in the film and we are informed by sources that he risked his health by portraying characters of varying weights. His portrayals include a werewolf for which he rose up his weight to 120 kgs, he will be sported a lean look of 60 Kgs and he also sported a deformed man.
Amy Jackson playing the leading lady. AR Rahman given music and film is produced by Ravichandran under Ascar films. Many International technicians worked for the film.