A R Rahman to do an Indo-Japanese movie with Jackie Chan and Mohanlal. The unique Tri -Combo unite for Indo-Japanese project “Nairsan”. Mohanlal, one of India’s greatest actors of all time, is joining hands with martial arts superstar Jackie Chan in the Indo-Japanese period cinema “Nairsan”.
The movie tells the story of freedom fighter Nairsan (Mohanlal) who fought against British colonialism in Japan. Jackie Chan will be seen fighting along side Nairsan in his war against colonialism.
The movie, which will be conceived in a historical fiction format, will feature two Japanese and one Mongolian song. A R Rahman, one of India’s greatest composers of all time, will be handling the music department. Though a period drama, the movie will be made keeping the commercial aspects in mind.
Production cost is estimated to cross INR 60 crores ($15 million). Director Albert who made the critically acclaimed Indian cinema “Kanne Madanguka” will handle the story and direction. Actor Mohanlal is said to be very much thrilled about his character.
Nairsan, whose real name is Ayyappan Pilla Madhavan Nair, was born to a tamil Brahmin
father and malayalee mother. He was born and bought up in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Even during school days, Nairsan and his friends fought against the British rule in India. Later he was forced to leave to Japan via Sri Lanka and continued the fight against British rule from there.
“My parents have actually met Nairsan in person. He used to live in Poojappura which is near my home”, said a thrilled Mohanlal.
The movie will cover Nairsan’s entire Japanese episode and will feature his sincere attempts to overthrow the British government. The entire screenplay in English is ready. Works on Japanese translation is progressing fast.
Mohanlal has alloted a total of 125 days for the movie. Nairsan will have a world-wide release. In Asia the movie will be in Japanese while it will be dubbed in English for other parts of the world. Jackie Chan will join for a 15 day shoot starting September 1st.
The action sequences featuring Jackie Chan and Mohanlal will be shot at the Mongolian desert in the Russia-China border. The stunt choreography is by Jackie Chan Stunt Team. Director Albert, who is leaving for Japan next week, will meet JC Stunt team to discuss about the rehearsals and other preparations needed for the fight scene
Director Albert Speaks:
How did Jackie Chan become part of the project?
I contacted Jackie Chan’s office in Japan. They asked me to mail the basic concept of the story. What really attracted me to the story was the struggle the Asians under-went, in their attempt to get freed from British colonial rule.
Did you meet Jackie Chan in person?
Yes I did. And he thanked me for making him part of such an ambitious project. Jackie’s role will be that of a saviour who helps Nairsan during the fight in the Mongolian desert.