Crime and punishment
Ashok Selvan is excited about his second ‘heroic’ venture, Thegidi. The actor, who had essayed a supporting role in Soodhu Kavvum and then played the hero in Pizza 2-The Villa, is the lead in this film. “I play a fresher from college who has graduated in criminology. It’s about the intriguing happenings in my life,” he says. The film, directed
by debutant P Ramesh, promises to be a riveting crime thriller.
The big debut
Vaani Kapoor is making her foray into Tamil cinema. The actress, who was seen in the recent Hindi film Shuddh Desi Romance, debuts in Aaha Kalyanam, directed by debutant Gokul Krishna. A February release, the film is the remake of Band Baaja Baaraat. Vani reprises the role of Anushka Sharma and Nani (of Naan Ee fame) plays Ranveer Singh’s character. Hopefully, this tale of two squabbling wedding planners will be as interesting as its earlier version.
Yet another industry kid dons the grease paint. Karl Marx, son of veteran director V Sekhar, debuts as a hero in Saravana Poigai, a rom-com set in a rural milieu. And his father is directing him. Sekhar, who had carved an enviable niche for himself as a maker of wholesome family entertainers with socially relevant themes, is back after a long
hiatus to oversee his son’s debut project.