Director Hari has reasons to cheer, as his impending Suriya-starrer Singam will have its audio launched on May 11. Taut screenplay and climactic surprises will be the crowd-pulling factor of the film and the film is set to create waves, he said.

The film also marks the 10th project of the director and 25th film for Suriya. The director said the second half would stir considerable curiosity among the audience and has all the ingredients of a racy entertainer.

Suriya dons the role of a police officer in the film, pairing up with Anoushka. Hari has a signature style of setting his films in lush countryside and this film will be no different. The story is based in Thoothukudi and nearby villages, with some portions shot around Chennai. Suriya has got a makeover and would sport a new look as a police officer, with a stylish moustache. “His film Kaakha Kaakha is still quite popular with Tamil audience. It was tricky for me to pull out Suriya off that image. I created this character as a personality that is a contrast to the role of ‘Anbuchelvan',” he told The Hindu recently.

The film will have a lot of action sequences and a good amount of hilarity, with Vivek handling the comedy track. Hari promises that the movie will have logical sequences and everyday issues are narrated in cinematic language. The director does not brook comparisons with filmmakers scripting off-beat movies. “They are doing an excellent job and taking Tamil cinema to the next step. But the industry also needs some dose of commercial element. I have no intentions to attempt such different storylines. Commercial movies are my forte.”