Vijay’s 50th film is titled Sura and is a remake of Mohanlal’s 2007 hit film Chotta Mumbai directed by Anwar Rasheed. Chota Mumbai which was set in the backdrop of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry area tells the story of a few happy go-lucky fishermen who are into anything for making money. The team is headed by Vasco (Mohanlal), fondly called Thalai by his friends.
Actor Vijay had recently admitted that he has no plans on joining politics. According to the script, Vijay’s character has been named as Sura in the role of a fisherman who dwells in the slums situated across coastal region. Grapevine is Vijay’s character is similar to that of MGR in Meenava Nanban. Sura also features Vadivelu. Mani Sharma scores the music.
Sura is directed by S.P. Rajkumar, who directed a couple of comedy En Purushan Kuzhandhai Madhiri and Ponmanam earlier. He has recently offered Azhagarmalai. Rajkumar had altered the character of the lead role in Vijay’s style. Sura is produced by Sangili Murugan under the banner of Murugan Cine Arts. Kadhalukku Mariyadhai, Vijay’s first big hit, was also produced by Murugan.