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NEW DELHI: Dhanush has announced a new film titled Captain Miller, a period drama to be directed by filmmaker Arun Matheswaran.

Dhanush made his debut with Thulluvadho Ilamai, a 2002 coming-of-age film directed by his father, Kasthuri Raja. He gained recognition for Polladhavan (2007) and Yaaradi Nee Mohini (2008), both of which were critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. His role as a rooster fight jockey in Aadukalam (2010) won him a national award for best actor. Other commercial successes along the way included titles such as 3 (2012), Maryan (2013), Anegan (2015), Kodi (2016), Vadachennai (2018) and Asuran (2019). 

Vadachennai emerged as the highest-grossing A-rated Tamil film of all time, while Asuran entered the 100 crore club within a month of its theatrical release besides winning the actor his second national award. Over the past decade, Dhanush has also starred in the action comedy film series Maari (2015) and Maari 2 (2018) and Velaiilla Pattadhari (2014) and Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (2017).

He made his Bollywood debut with Aanand L. Rai’s romantic drama Raanjhanaa (2013) alongside Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. Dhanush produces films through his production company, Wunderbar Films, and made his directorial debut with Pa Paandi (2017).

Dhanush also appeared in action drama Karnan that had made Rs. 23 crore over its opening weekend when released last April, besides winning him the national award for best actor. He is committed to do another film with Karnan director Mari Selvaraj and was also seen in Atrangi Re, a Hindi film directed by Aanand L. Rai alongside Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan that released on Disney+ Hotstar last December. He has been roped in for American action thriller The Gray Man, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, known for the Avengers franchise.

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