a�?Ita��s a supernatural-romantic thriller and no one has tried this particular theme in Tamil cinema before,a�? begins Shiv Moha, describing Zero, his debut directorial venture. Moha, who has apprenticed with Bharat Bala in Maryan, assures us that the film will a�?give a different feela�? and that it will be sans the horror elements we would normally associate with a film of this genre. Releasing today, Zero has Ashwin and Sshivada playing the leads, with JD Chakravarthy in a crucial role.
A fresh take
Vamshi Paidipally, the maker of successful Telugu entertainers like Brindavanam and Yevadu, is debuting in Tamil with Thozha (which has a Telugu version, too). The Karthi-Nagarjuna-Tamannaah-starrer (in theatres today) is an adaptation of the French comic-drama, The Intouchables. What drew him to the film? a�?Ita��s a story of bondage, love and hope. Its universal sensibility drew me to it,a�? says Paidipally, adding that while he has tried to capture the soul of the original, he has also interchanged a few characters.
I bumped into Aari recently. The actor was busy dubbing for his next release, Unnodu Ka. a�?Ita��s the first time Ia��m doing a totally commercial entertainer,a�? he says. A summer release, it has the actor playing an antiques dealer. Following a splendid performance in Nedunchalai, and holding his own in Maya, a woman-centric plot with Nayanthara, his career has been on the upswing. Lined up are films like Maane Thene Peiye and Kadai Enn 6.