Riya, who made a mark in Tollywood with a film “Sneha Geetham”, has been roped in for a Tamil movie titled “Thalakkonam”.
Jithesh, a trained pilot, debuts as the hero. Padmaraj, a former associate of Samudhrakani, directs the film. Speaking about his new venture Padmaraj says, "Usually, Thalakkonam forest is the preferred locale for many Tamil and Telugu producers when it comes to action sequences. But since my movie’s story revolves around the entire forest area, we have named it Thalakkonam. We’ve shot extensively inside the forest, after due permission. It’s a high action thriller and shot mostly in natural light by cinematographer Ramalingam."
A unit source disclosed that both Jithesh and Riya had four stunt blocks and both of them performed without a body double after getting trained from stunt master ‘Fire Karthik’. It’s a kidnap drama and the highlight of the film is said to be its music by the duo Subash-Jawahar. Item girl Abhinayashree performs a raunchy number which was shot at a waterfall in the dense woods. The movie is to be made simultaneously in Telugu as “Thalakkonam”.