Rajini's much awaited Padiyappa was launched last week at the AVM studios in Chennai, on Oct 29th. Apparently, Rajini launches all his movies from a favourite Vinayakar Mandapam at the Studio and this was no exception.
The name Padaiyappa signifies Murugan or Aaru-Padai-appan. The movie will talk about the importance of education. Soundarya and Ramya Krishnan co-star along with Sendhil and Manivannan. Vijaya and Shalini are slated to play guest roles in the movie. Chevaliar Ganesan plays Rajini's father.
A.R.Rehmaan scores the music while K.S.Ravikumar yields the megaphone. The movie is produced by Satyanarayana, Rajini's old manager and a few of his old friends.
Primary Shooting will begin on Nov 1st in Karnataka, around Rajini's old dwellings and hang-outs. The profits from the movie will be used to start a trust for the promotion of education of the poor. Its slated for a Tamil New Year's day release, along with Kamal's Marudanayagam.