It’s testing times for Luthfudeen Basha. After his supporting roles in films like Saivam and Idhu Enna Mayam, Basha’s first film in the lead, Parandhu Sella Va, is set to release this weekend. Set and shot majorly in Singapore, the film has Basha sharing frames with Aishwarya Rajesh and Saloni Luthra. The plot revolves round a carefree youngster who, placed in a new environment, tries to tackle the conflicts he faces. With a father like Nasser to guide him, the young star should have no problem steering his career on the right track.
On cloud nine
Mohan G is elated. The debutant director has been basking in the accolades he has been receiving from his contemporaries for his recent release, Pazhaya Vannarpettai. Says he, “The feedback I’ve been receiving from my industry colleagues has been very encouraging. Touching was the tweet by director Karthik Subbaraj (of Pizza fame) whom I’ve never met, praising my film and recommending the audience to watch it.” The director adds that the struggle he and his team had undergone seems worth it.
Seven years after the Sharks defeated the Rockers in the street-cricket based sleeper hit Chennai 28, the team returns with a sequel. Chennai 28-II, a weekend release, tracks the changes in the life of the friends over the years. While the earlier cast has been retained, there are new entrants like Anjena Keerthi and Vaibhav. Says Anjena, “I had a lot of fun working with the crew. And I’m really grateful to Venkat Prabhu for including me in his team.” Incidentally, many of the fledgling actors of the earlier version, like Jai,Vasanth and Shiva are stars in their own right today.