February 23, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Major Ravi is directing a film based on the Kandahar plane hijack incident. Actor Surya has been approached to do the commando role in this film. Major Ravi had earlier directed a film titled Aran that features Jeeva and Mohan Lal in lead roles.
While speaking about this film, he said, “In the year 1999 the Kandahar plane hijack incident shocked the entire globe. Based on this, I have created a fictional plot that is laced with moments which will thrill the audience. Amitabh Bachchan is donning the role of a father of a passenger traveling in this plane. Mohanlal and Surya are donning the role of commandos who retrieve the plane from the hijackers. The shooting of the film is to commence in the month of June or July. We will shoot the film in Afghanistan and Nepal. I am planning to purchase an air plane for the shooting of this film.”
Surya’s is yet to confirm this project and it has been reported that the film is to be shot in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
-R. Richard Mahesh/ Sampurn Wire