Though Kadal failed to impress, Thulasi’s performance was appreciated. The actress’ next release is Yaan, ace cinematographer Ravi K Chandran’s maiden directorial venture, where she is paired with Jiiva. “Her perception and understanding of her character is so intuitive. For her age, she is amazingly good,” says Chandran about his heroine. With such praise coming in, it seems like she’s the next face to watch out for.
Eat, play, love
Un Samayal Arayil, which releases today, is a romantic comedy centred on two couples. A remake of the Malayalam hit, Salt N’ Pepper, it’s a trilingual (Tamil, Telugu, Kannada) produced and directed by Prakash Raj. The film is about loneliness, food and love says the actor-director, adding that it’s not a frame-to-frame copy of the original. Raj also essays one of the lead roles in the film, sharing frames with Sneha. Debutant Tejas and Samyuktha play the
Manja Pai is the other release for today, with Vimal and Lakshmi Menon teaming up for the first time as the lead pair. Raj Kiran, who is returning to the screen after a fairly long sabbatical, also plays a crucial role in it. Directed by N Raghavan, a former assistant of Sargunam, the rural film is centred on family bonding and is touted to be a wholesome entertainer with romance, comedy and sentiment.