Never too late
After a long sabbatical, Vignesh returns to films with Avan Aval. An action-suspense thriller, he plays a man who commits a crime and takes refuge in the forest where he encounters a mysterious girl. It’s been more than two decades since Vignesh made his debut on Tamil screen, but the actor is yet to carve a niche for himself. Hopefully this film will put his career on the right track.
Road to good times
Pawan, who has played a baddie in many films (Polladhavan), will essay the protagonist in Vilasam. Directed by debutant Raj Ganesan, it has the actor playing a slum dweller. Sanam Shetty of Ambuli fame plays the female lead.
‘‘It’s an action-oriented script and deals with an issue relevant to the times,’’ says Pawan. With his penchant for action and stunts, it seems an ideal launch pad for a ‘hero’.
Today’s the day
With Jigarthanda’s release date being suddenly postponed (it was scheduled to release July 25), both director Karthik Subbaraj and hero Sidharth have expressed shock and disappointment on social media. ‘‘It will surely hit theaters today,’’ assures Subbaraj. ‘‘My team and I have travelled with the movie for one-and-half-years and have put our body and soul into it. I’m getting a lot of encouragement and support from well wishers,” he shares.