Out to revive
“Many of our traditional sports have been forgotten and I’ve tried to revive interest in them. My film Ilami is centred on Vadam Jallikattu which was quite a popular sport in rural Tamil Nadu centuries back,” says Julian Prakash. The debutant director adds that the bull-taming sport is quite different from the Jallikattu we are familiar with today. The film, a weekend release is set in the 18th century. Apart from Yuvan and Anu Krishna, Nikhil (of Kalluri fame) is cast in the role of the antagonist. A period film set against a sports-backdrop seems an interesting scenario.
Since Ko, Jeeva’s subsequent films have not had that massive response at the box office that the KV Anand-directed film had received. But this weekend’s release, Kavalai Vendam, could well change that. For one, it is helmed by Deekay, whose last outing Yaamiruka Bayame was an interesting watch. Also, the film has an ensemble cast of talents like Kajal Agarwal, Sunaina, Bobby Simha and RJ Balaji. A new age rom-com, the film is about relationships, break-ups and patch-ups.
Finding his feet
His career graph has soared since his come-back to the Tamil screen with 36 Vayathinile and his impressive performance as the wily businessman in Kuttrame Dandanai. And now Rahman has quite a few films in his kitty. There is Oru Mugathirai a psychological thriller. Both Dhruvangal Pathinaaru and Pagadi Aattam have him essaying the role of an investigative cop. Apart from this, Rahman is also busy with his Malayalam and Telugu assignments. The actor’s career seems to be on the right track.