Lokesh Kanagaraj, the director of the upcoming film ‘Leo’ starring Vijay, has finally opened up about the possibility of connecting his film to his cinematic universe (LCU). The director has clarified that ‘Leo’ is a standalone film and not part of LCU.
LCU: A Trend Set By Lokesh Kanagaraj
Lokesh Kanagaraj is one of the most successful and acclaimed directors in Tamil cinema. He has delivered blockbuster films such as ‘Kaithi’ and ‘Vikram’, which have received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. The director has also set a trend of creating a cinematic universe, where he brings stars from his previous films for cameo appearances or references in his new films.
For instance, in his film ‘Vikram’, he brought Karthi, the protagonist of ‘Kaithi’, for a surprise cameo in the climax. He also hinted at the possibility of a sequel to ‘Kaithi’ in the end credits of ‘Vikram’. Similarly, in his film ‘Leo’, he has reportedly roped in Kamal Haasan, the lead actor of ‘Vikram’, for a special appearance.
Leo: A Much-Awaited Film Starring Vijay
‘Leo’ is one of the most anticipated films of the year, as it marks the collaboration of Lokesh Kanagaraj and Vijay, two of the biggest names in Tamil cinema. The film is said to be an action thriller with a social message. The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun, Gautham Vasudev Menon, Mysskin, Mansoor Ali Khan and Priya Anand in pivotal roles.
The film is slated to release on October 19, coinciding with the festive occasion of Diwali. The film will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi languages simultaneously. The film has already created a huge buzz among the fans and trade circles, as it is expected to break several box office records.
Lokesh Kanagaraj Clears The Air About LCU Connect In ‘Leo’
Ever since the announcement of ‘Leo’, fans have been wondering whether the film will be part of LCU or not. Lokesh Kanagaraj has so far remained silent about this aspect, as he wanted the fans to watch the film on the big screen and find out for themselves. However, in a recent YouTube interview, he has finally revealed the truth about LCU connect in ‘Leo’.
The director said that he did not want to disappoint the fans by doing small things to connect ‘Leo’ to his cinematic universe. He said that he had only delivered two films under his cinematic universe so far, and he did not know when he would deliver the third film to keep up with the trend. He said that he was still working on LCU and did not want to rush it. He also said that he had discussed with Vijay about the possibility of making ‘Leo’ part of LCU and confirmed that the film is a standalone film.
He also requested the fans to watch ‘Leo’ as an independent film and enjoy it for what it is. He said that he had put his heart and soul into making ‘Leo’ and hoped that the fans would love it.