Usually, the hero plays dual roles. But in a first-of-its-kind in Tamil cinema, Guru Shukran (releasing today) has real-life identical twins, Guru and Kamalnath, essaying the protagonists. While one is a cop, the other is a thief and the story, is about the confusion resulting from this. “We had a blast while shooting. There was mistaken identities on the sets, too,” says Guru.
He may have disappeared from this side of the Vindhyas, but Ravi Varman is a sought-after cinematographer in Mumbai and a favourite of Ranbir Kapoor’s. After wielding the camera for Kapoor’s Barfi, Varman has just completed the Ranbir-Deepika starrer Tamasha. On the floors is Kapoor’s home production, Jagga Jasoos. Ask Varman about his equation with the actor and he says, “Ours is a very professional relationship based on mutual respect.”
Making his mark
What’s a weekend without a ghost flick? Hitting theatres today is Aavi Kumar, a comic-horror film starring Udaya and Kanika Tiwary. “It’s bigger budgeted than my earlier films, and a totally different role for me,” says Udaya. Hopefully after this film, the actor will get recognised in his own right, rather than as the son of veteran producer AL Alagappan or the brother of director ALVijay.