It appears that actor Ajith’s upcoming landmark 50th film ‘Mankatha’ might finally hit the screens all over the State and elsewhere on Independence Day i.e. on 15th August. The script is said to be revolving around the ‘betting menace’ which is done on a large scale in real life whenever India plays against major cricketing nations at home and abroad.
The one-liner is said to be a rags-to-riches story of a commoner who starts off as a penniless man and then goes on to become the kingpin of the world of betting. The script is likely to narrate in detail as to how noted (and tainted?) cricketers like Mohammed Azharuddin Ajay Jadeja got into the ‘betting racket’ and lost their places in the national team.
The high-point of the script is that it unties the knot as to how the whole ‘betting episode’ came to light in Indian cricket. Some sequences have been shot in exact locations where betting usually takes place. These are major hotels and restaurants in Hyderabad, it is learnt. The film is likely to have its official audio-launch soon; 1st August is tentatively mentioned as the date of launch of the music.
One song starring ‘Mankatha’ had already been released which has become quite a rage among youths. Yuvan, the music director, had made his uncle and veteran lyricist-composer-singer-film-maker Gangai Amaren write this particular song. True to Yuvan’s prediction, the song has become a huge hit now. As many as 250 dancers are said to have performed with Ajith in this song, which has come very well, Unit sources say.