Diwali dhamakka for Tamil cinema
Like always, this Diwali will also see a lot of fireworks at the box office. There are three major films fighting for eyeballs.
Here's a look at them.
Film: Thuppaki (Gun)
Director. A R Murugadoss
Cast: Vijay, Kajal Agarwal, Vidyut Jamwal
Cameraman: Santosh Sivan
After the not-so-successful 7Aam Arivu wth Suriya in the lead, A R Murugadoss directs Thuppaki , with Vijay in the lead.
The film was shot mainly in Mumbai. It is surprising that Santosh Sivan is behind the camera for such a purely commercial film.
Image: A scene from Thuppaki
Director: Vignesh Sivan
Cast: Silambarasan, Varalakshmy
The film has been in the making for a few years. Varalakshmy, daughter of actor Sarath Kumar makes her debut as a dancer in the film.
This is Silambarasan's next love story after the hugely successful Vinnaithandi Varuvaya directed by Gautham Vasudeva Menon.The film was shot mainly in London.
Image: A scene from Poda Podi
Director: Thankar Bachan
Cast: Revathi, Santhanoo, Iiya
This could be the dark horse of this Diwali. Thankar Bachan, who has directed the wonderful award-winning films Azhagi, Onbathu Roopa Nottu, Pallikkodam, etc directs and acts in the film.The film is based on a short story written by the director about a lonely mother whose only connection with her children is through a mobile phone.
Image: A scene from Ammavin Kaipesi