Mixing it up
I recently bumped into Gnanavel Raja and asked him what his production house has lined up for the year. “Komban and Masss (starring his cousins Karthi and Surya, respectively) will be the summer releases. We’ve also bought the distribution rights of films like Bahubali (a Tamil-Telugu bilingual), 36 Vayathinile (Jyotika’s come back film), Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani and a couple of other films,’’ was his response. It seems like a mixed fare is in the offing from Studio Green.
For cricket fans, CSK stands for the Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. But today’s release also shares the name—where it stands for the first letters of the protagonists, Charles, Shafiq and Karthika, played by debutantes Sharan, Mishal and Jai Quehaeni (of Arohanam) respectively. “It’s a complete thriller centered around five characters. The fights will be realistic,” says debutant director Sathyamoorthy.
A study in contrasts
“It’s a story about an educated, jobless youngster’s struggle and the two contrasting loves in his life. While one is a stormy affair, the other is a selfless and soothing one,” says producer-director Nanjil PC Anbazhagan of his film Nathigal Nanaivathillai. While Pranav plays the hero, the female leads are being played by Monica and Risha. The film hits