The film titled "24", directed by Vikram Kumar, was filmed over 20 days in October, in various locations in Poland. The crew visited Krakow, the Zborow Mountain, Zakopane, Leba, Lewin Klodzki, Jedlina Zdroj, Walbrzych, Bulowice and Nowe Brzesko. Both action and music scenes, so distinctive of Indian cinematography, were shot in Poland. It has to be emphasised that "24" is a Kollywood production – in contrast to Bollywood movies made in hindi, productions from the south are realized in the Tamil language. Besides, Kollywood is often an inspiration for producers from Mumbai, who reach for the most popular southern pictures and create their new, national versions.
Suriya, a Tamil actor who plays the protagonist in "24", comes from Chennai and is one of the biggest Kollywood stars. He is knows from his roles in "Kaaka Kaaka" (2003), "Perazhagan" (2004) and "Ghajini" (2005).
The producer of the film is Suriya, the actor himself and 2d Entertainment; responsible for shooting in Poland were Images and Worlds, a company producing and distributing Indian films in Poland, and Marcin Adruchow from Muchas Gracias, a production house from Warsaw, specializing in commercials for Polish market.
'This production is unique because of its scale. For the first time, an Indian film was shot in so many locations, which entailed frequent crew transfers. Indian films previously shot in Poland were created in a location or two,' says Anuj Sharma, the owner of Images and Worlds, who has been living and conducting business in Poland for three years.
The crew consisting of 100 people included professionals from both India and Poland. The lights were provided by Krakow company Cinelight. Krakow Film Commission and Krakow Film Cluster supported the project.
The film will premiere in April next year in India.
Updated with a trailer on 4th March 2016.
"24" - official poster