One for the masses
The close-to-reality scripts he chooses and his natural take on characters have always lent his films a realistic feel. Now Vijay Sethupathy is all set to push the frontier and foray into a more commercially-viable scenario. Rekka (a weekend release) has him essaying the hero in a more formulaic script. The actor, explaining the deviation, has said that he is testing waters to reach out to a mass audience. Whether this move works to his advantage,
one has to wait and watch.
Vikram’s makeover as a female nurse in Iru Mugan had sprung a surprise because it wasn’t a much publicised one, pre-release.
But Sivakarthikeyan’s avatar as a nurse in Remo, a
romantic-comedy (releasing today), has been the focal point of
the film’s publicity. One could barely recognise the comely woman with the coy look on the poster as the vibrant hero. His fans
will definitely get to see a different side of him.
Lovers of horror-comedies have a treat awaiting them this weekend. Devi, directed by Vijay, has Tamannaah playing a ghost, with Prabhu Deva and Sonu Sood sharing frames. While the trio reprise their roles in all versions of the trilingual (Abhinetri in Telugu and Tutak Tutak Tutiya in Hindi), the supporting cast
varies in each. Incidentally, it marks the return of Prabhu Deva
as an actor to the Tamil screen, after a decade.