Suriya in "Masss"Facebook/ Masss

The makers of Suriya's next most-awaited movie "Masss", which is slated for release in theatres on 15 May, have titled its Telugu version after Chiranjeevi's "Rakshasudu".

Suriya is another immensely popular Tamil actor in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana after Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. Most of his recent movies such as "7Aum Arivu", "Maattrraan", "Singam II" and "Anjaan" have been released in Telugu as "7th Sense", "Brothers", "Yamudu II" and "Sikander", respectively and proved to be super hits at the Tollywood box office.

His latest outing, "Masss", has been directed by Venkat Prabhu and produced by KE Gnanavel Raja. In a bid to cash-in on his popularity, the makers have planned to dub the movie in Telugu and release in this region. They reportedly wanted to use the title of the Tamil film for the Telugu version too. But they decided to use another title as Nagarjuna has already done a movie titled "Mass".

Reports suggest that the producers have decided to use the title of Megastar Chiranjeevi's 1986 film "Rakshasudu" for the Telugu version of "Masss". They think that this title is suitable for the story as it deals with a ghost. It is reported that Masss is a horror comedy and Suriya will appear as ghost for the first time in his career.

Nayantara and Pranitha have played the female lead roles alongside Suriya in "Masss". They are also among the most popular actresses in the Telugu film industry. Their presence will be helpful in driving an unprecedented crowd to the theatres in both these Telugu-speaking states.

"Masss" also features Jayaram, Premgi Amaren, Parthiban, Samuthirakani, Karunas, Sriman, Sanjay, Bharathi, Vidyullekha Raman, Riyaz Khan, Silva and Ramya Subramanian in supporting roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed music for the soundtracks and background score, while RD Rajasekhar handled the cinematography for the movie.