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Muhurat: Sivakasi
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11th June 2005
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Sriram Films International

Cast: Arjun, Jagapati Babu, Vedika, Gajala, Santosh Pavan, Sunil, MS Narayana, Mukesh Tiwari, Vimal Raj, Manorama, Harika, Manis, Ramya

Dialogues: Sainath
Music: D Iman
Lyrics: Bhuvana Chandra
Cinematography: Selvaraj
Stunts: Power Fast
Editing: P Sai Suresh
Art: Sri

Co-Producer: Sumalatha Amarnath
Story - Screenplay - Producer - Direction: Arjun

Action king Arjun has directed quite a few successful films in Tamil. For the first time, he is directing and acting in a Telugu venture titled Sivakasi. This film also has Jagapati Babu doing another hero role. Arjun is producing this film on his own banner Sriram Films International. Popular actress Sumalatha is the co-producer of this film.

Muhurat of Sivakasi was held at Annapurna studios on the morning of 11th June 2005. Dasari sounded the clapboard. MS Raju switched on the camera and D Rama Naidu directed the first shot. The other celebrities who graced to this function include Ravi Teja, Puri Jagan, ML Kumar Chowdary, Navneet Kaur, Brahmaji and Jaya Sudha.

Hero Arjun said, "I entered Telugu film industry as hero in 1984 with the film Maa Pallelo Gopaludu'. In these 21 years I worked for more than 120 films and now I am directing my first Telugu film. I share a good rapport with Jagapati Babu and doing in his combination again after hit film Hanuman Junction. Debutant actress Vedika is basically a Kannada girl settled in Mumbai. D Iman - barely 22 years old - is a talented guy and is scoring music for Siva Kasi".

Arjun revealed the backdrop of the film by saying, "Sivakasi is set in the backdrop of Dharavi slums in Mumbai which has 35% population of Telugus and 40% population of Tamils. This film is a mafia flick propagating the gun culture. Myself and Jagapati Babu are playing the characters of Siva and Kasi respectively. This film would be extensively shot in Mumbai, Hyderabad and London."

Jagapati Babu said, "I made a mafia film titled Gayam which was a blockbuster. I have not repeated any film of that genre as I did not get the right subject. Sivakasi falls into that genre of stylish mafia flick. There is lots of subtleness in my characterization. I have become a great admirer of Arjun after watching Oke Okkadu film. We share good rapport. This film would be a treat to my fans and Arjun fans."

Heroine Vedika, music director D Iman and cinematographer Selvaraj also spoke during this press meet and expressed their gratitude of working for this film.

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