Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan. Courtesy: Glamsham

Kamal Haasan And His Six Unreleased Movies

November 7, 2020

Kamal Haasan has had an illustrious career spanning over five decades in which the actor has starred in over 200 films across various languages.

Starting as a child actor, Kamal Haasan, later on, went on to become one of the finest actors the country has ever produced.

As the star turned 66 on November 7, let us look at six of his highly anticipated films that were announced but never saw the daylight.


Kamal Haasan in 2004 met filmmaker Singeetham Srinivasa Rao in Bangalore and the duo decided to join hands for a Tamil-Kannada cop thriller film.

The movie was titled KG and it was supposed to have no female leads, which soared the expectations high.

Even though Kamal Haasan was excited about the project, however, he couldn't work immediately on the project owing to his prior commitment to Vasool Raja MBBS- the Tamil remake of Munnabhai MBBS.

The project never kicked off after that, even though Kamal Haasan later planned to make it with actor Ramesh Aravind as the director.


Kamal Haasan, after the phenomenal success of Dasavatharam, announced a film titled Marmayogi.

This big-budget film was first pondered soon after the release of his 2001 film Aalavandhan.

It was supposed to be a bilingual film to be shot simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil and which was set in the 7th century.

The project was to take-off in 2008 after a year being spent on its pre-production and actors Venkatesh, Trisha, Hema Malini and Mohanlal were signed and a photo-shoot was held in early 2008.

However, Pyramid Saimira, the company which had agreed to bankroll the project decided to back off after the debacle of their then release Kuselan starring Rajinikanth.

19 Steps

19 Steps was announced somewhere in 2008, which was to be directed by Bharat Bala was supposed to be an Indo-Japanese production.

The story was penned by Malayalam writer MT Vasudevan Nair and the film was set to tell the tale of a Samurai warrior trying to conquer the ancient Indian martial art of Kalaripayattu.

Kamal Haasan was set to play the role of an Indian martial arts guru. As part of the initial casting, Asin and Tadanobu Asano were signed and the project was to be produced by Walt Disney on a large scale and major portion of the shooting was to take place in Kerala.

However, for reasons still unknown the project was shelved indefinitely, 20 days before the start of the shoot.

The Tooth of Buddha

In 2009, there were reports that filmmaker Mysskin and Kamal Haasan would come together for a martial-arts based film titled The Tooth of Buddha.

Kamal Haasan was quite excited for the project and he even approached several US-based studios for funding.

Unfortunately, things never worked in favour and eventually, the film was shelved.

Sabash Naidu

Sabash Naidu was supposed to be a trilingual comedy and it did go on floors, but the movie was "jinxed" since day one.

The film’s crew so far has been reshuffled thrice, starting from the exit of director TK Rajeev Kumar, who was originally supposed to direct the project.

Finally, Kamal Haasan himself took over the reins of the project and successfully completed the US schedule in 2016.

But the actor fell and fractured his leg and the shooting had to be stalled.

It has been over three years now and there has been no update about the project.

The Hollywood project

Renowned Hollywood producer Barrie Osborne in 2012 expressed his interest in making an English movie starring Kamal Haasan- who would go on to direct the film and play the lead role as well.

Haasan, in 2013, announced a project titled Moo and it was about three lives and it was to be made in English as well with the title Triple Impact.

For reasons never unknown, the project failed to take off and was shelved indefinitely.

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