Finding his niche
While working with Koothu-P-Pattarai, Taman was spotted by actor Arya and signed for his home production. The film is complete, but yet to be released. Meanwhile, Taman has had releases like Sattam Oru Iruttarai and the recent Sethu Bhoomi. “My next is Yaali, a romantic thriller mostly shot in Malaysia. There is also the action-flick, Akbar, with the Sethu Bhoomi team. A horror-comedy is on the anvil, too,” says the actor, who has the talent to match his looks. Taman’s career seems to be on the right track.
Lyricist-hero Pa Vijay and seasoned director-actor SA Chandrasekhar play a journalist and an ex-armyman respectively in Nayyapudai (out today). It revolves around an incident that turn them into crusaders. The film is directed by Vijay Kiran, who is just 19 years old. Son of veteran cinematographer Jeevan, the father has wielded the camera for his son’s debut. “I’m privileged to work with such a team in my debut work. Age was no barrier and both Vijay and SAC were so co-operative,” says the debutant director.
Twist in the tale
“Producer Murali, who had the rights for the Tamil remake of the Malayalam film Memories, asked me to watch it. I was hooked by its intriguing plot. Since I was in talks with director Arivazhagan, I suggested we sign him,” explains actor Arulnidhi, on how Aarathu Sinam (today’s release) took shape. Sharing frames with Aishwarya Rajesh and Aishwarya Dutta, Arulnithi reprises Prithviraj’s role of a cop persuaded against his will to investigate a series of murders. Arivazhagan has adapted it in his own style, without disturbing the soul of the film, adds the actor.