Haiku is a 2015 Indian Tamil childrens film directed by Pandiraj. The film, starring three childrenâ€”Kavin, Nayana and Abhiman, all newcomersâ€”alongside Karthik Kumar, Bindu Madhavi and Vidya Pradeep, is produced by Suriya, who also appears in a cameo role along with Amala Paul. The film will mark Pandirajs last of the trilogy for children, following Pasanga and Marina.
Suriya as Tamizh Naadan (Guest appearance)
Amala Paul as Venba (Guest appearance)
Haiku (2015 film) Wikipedia
By June 2014, Suriya launched his second production under his then new-launched studio 2D Entertainment, a childrens film by Pandiraj. Suriya had wanted to begin 2D Entertainment with a newcomers film and listened to over 50 scripts but said that he was impressed by Pandirajs script only, adding that his story was entertaining and had a message.
According to the director, the film was about "the world of Tiny Tots and will offer a beautiful experience to all". Pandiraj was searching for nearly eight months for suitable children to play the protagonists, meeting about 150 children, before selecting Kavin, Nayana and Abhiman. Bindu Madhavi, who had worked with Pandiraj in Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga, was given a lead role and Karthik Kumar was cast as her romantic interest. Suriya besides producing the film agreed to play a small role in it as Tamil Naadan, a social activist. Paired opposite him was Amala Paul, who enacted the role a teacher named Venba. Before Amala Paul was signed for the role, Jyothika was under consideration, with Pandiraj stating that it "would be nice" if Jyothika played that role.
The director initially shot for few days in July 2014 but then had to put it back to complete Idhu Namma Aalu. Principal photography with Suriya commenced on 25 February 2015. In May 2015, a song was filmed on Suriya and over 60 children. Suriya and Amala Pauls portions were wrapped up later that month.