The controversies dogging Vadivelu havena��t affected his sense of humour. The comediana��s latest film, Thenaliraman, is scheduled to release today. Returning to the screen after a long hiatus, he essays the dual role of a king and his court jester. If the
trailer is any indication, the filma��which also stars Meenakshi Dixita��promises to be a laugh riot.
Man in charge
Taking a break from acting, Porali Dileepan is all set to direct his first film, Vellai Kudhireyil Rajakumaran. Dileepan, a former directora��s assistant to the likes of Balachandar, Samuthirakani and Suseenthiran, has played supporting characters in films like Porali, Pulival and Nimirnthu Nil. It was his role in Nimirnthu Nila��of Kumar, the heroa��s frienda��that got him recognition.
All about numbers
Kishore and Ranga, an IT professional and a financial consultant, team up to direct 12 Noon, an 18-minute Tamil feature film. Starring stalwarts like Y G Mahendra and Kavithalaya Krishna, the film is about four friends, a cricket match and an unexpected tragedy. The filmmakers have subtly woven in some relevant messages, too. a�?We are marketing it aggressively,a�? says the duo. To be released at multiplexes, the time-slots are still being finalised.
– Malini Mannath