Kamal Haasan's forthcoming film’s title 'Manmadhan Ambu', the actor launched the movie in Chennai today.
Speaking at a function organised to announce the launch of the flick, which would be produced by Udayanidhi Stalin and directed by K S Ravikumar, Kamal said those who act in stage plays do thorough rehearsals, whereas it is missed in cinema.

"Actors and actresses involved in a film should undergo proper rehearsals before they start shooting. If we take rehearsals seriously before shoots, we can reduce needless expenses in film-making and sharpen acting skills," he said.

"I thank all my co-stars including Trisha, Madhavan and Sangeetha for agreeing to do proper rehearsals." he added. Speaking about the film, he said, "Ravikumar and me share common ideas and it was evident in all our earlier outings (Panchathantram, Avvai Shanmugi, etc). This film will be a lighthearted romantic-comedy and hopefully would entertain fans".

On his part, Ravikumar said, "It is my privilege to work with Kamal again and am also grateful to Udhayanidhi (Stalin) for bringing us together. Most of the movie would be shot abroad, in countries like Italy, Spain and Greece. We should be shooting in a star cruiser."

He said, Kamal would play the role of a romantic youth in the film and there wouldn't be any special get-ups. Cinematography is by Manush Nandan, son of noted journalist Gnani while story, screenplay, dialogue and songs are by Kamal Haasan himself. Devi Sri Prasad will score the music.

Trisha, Madhavan and Devi Sri Prasad, who were present, expressed their admiration for Kamal and said they would ensure that the film would be a grand affair.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Udhayanidhi said, "It was my long-time dream to work with Kamal and it has come true with ‘Manmadhan Ambu’. Plans are on to release the film for Deepavali."