Actor Santhanam who is the most sought after comedian in Tamil cine industry is getting elevated as the lead hero. Yes the actor who has completed more than 100 films as a comedian is going to act as the hero in the film Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham.
The film is being directed by Srinath who has directed Muthirai with Daniel Balaji, Nithin Sathya and Lakshmi Rai playing the lead roles. Srinath is also a popular actor who has acted in many films including Ullam Ketkume. Santhosh Subramaniam, Vettaikaran, Eeram and Uthamaputhiran.
VPA is the remake of 2010 super hit Telugu film Maryada Ramanna directed by S.S.Rajmouli While the Telugu original starred popular Tollywood comedian Sunil in the lead role, Tamil remake stars Santhanam who is also co-producing the movie.
Speaking about the sudden change of decision in an interview to a leading weekly magazine, Santhanam said that Srinath whose core interest was to direct films used to tell him that he wants to direct a film with Santhanam and Premji during the Santhosh Subramaniam days. But only now Sirnath's wish has come true. Santhanam has also said that he accepted the offer only because the lead role in the film will neither suit an established hero nor a newcomer and it is tailor made for a comedy actor like him.
If Santhanam's previous production venture Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya had Powerstar Srinivasan playing a comical role, this film will has Solarstar Rajakumaran in an important role.
Newcomer Ashna Zaveri plays Santhanam's love interest in the film. Music is by Sidharth Vipin of Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara fame and Cinematography is by Shakthi.
Earlier Santhanam acted as a hero in Chimbudevan's Arai En 305il Kadavul that released in 2008. The film despite receiving positive reviews failed to set the cash registers ringing. Now Santhanam tries the lead hero role after a long gap of six years.