2017 hopefully will have an answer to the question that had
frequently popped up during the year gone by and on various platforms. Even Hindi TV channels in their reality and chat shows had brought up this question, ‘‘Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali?’’ We had earlier asked Satyaraj, who played Kattappa, but all that we managed to elicit from him was a boisterous laugh. With Baahubali 2 planned for a 2017 release, we’ll finally get to know the answer. And with Anushka’s backstory to be revealed too, the actor who made
a brief appearance as the queen condemned to a pitiable life
in chains would find her space here.
Remember the awesome bus movie Journey, starring Anjali and Sharwanand? Expect something similar from the sequel to Madurai — Theni Vazhi Aandipatty from the neighbouring Kollywood. A delightful little film, it is centred on romance during a bus journey. But the sequel has quite a few changes. For one, it’s SPS Guhan, the producer-cinematographer of the earlier film, who helms the sequel. The lead pair is a fresh one. Says Guhan, “Except for the bus journey, which this time takes a return route, the plot and characters are unconnected to the earlier one.’’ Will it also delight the Tollywood audiences like Journey did?
Going by the films she has to offer this year, it seems like Nayanthara is all set to consolidate her position as the top heroine of South screens. After Maya and Kashmora, the actor will be seen in yet another Kollywood horror movie Dora. And there is the psychological thriller Kolaiyuthir Kaalam again Tamil. Meanwhile, in her upcoming Tamil projects she will be playing a district collector in Aramm, and as a cop in the crime-thriller Imaikka Nodigal.
Varied themes and roles will re-establish her credentials as a performer. Looks like she will continue to rule both Telugu and Tamil film industries in the years to come.