The closing stage of the year is hastening up many releases so that they can escape the early festive months of next year. With a couple of big films - 'Manmadhan Ambu' and 'Kavalan' - waiting to party before 2011 begins, this week is the only last breathing space left.
To make the best out of this available week five straight films are reaching the theatres. Interestingly all the films releasing this Friday are much delayed releases. K, Bhagyaraj's Siddu, Vijayakanth's 'Virudhagiri', Shaam's 'Agam Puram, Aadhi's 'Ayyanaar' and SPS Media's 'Sanikizhamai Sayangalam 5 Mani' are relieved lot now.
Siddu (Plus Two 1st attempt) is a youthful romantic film written and directed by K. Bhagyaraj. It stars his son Santhanu and newcomer Chandni Tamilarasan in the main leads. Beside the lead pair the film has K. Bhagyaraj, Ganja Karuppu, Rajesh, Seetha, Avinash and Thalaivasal Vijay in other important characters.
'Siddu' tells the story of young boy and a girl who are from different cities meet in Chennai under a strange situation. They fall in love and when they are about start a new life a twist happens and Siddu has to prove his credentials for the sake of his love.
K Bhagyaraj has written the screenplay and dialogues of the film and so you can expect the film to have all youthful elements. Music of the film is by Dharan. This film which was first announced for Pongal is releasing this Friday.
'Virudhagiri' is the maiden directorial venture of Captain Vijayakanth. It is a super cop story which is a very familiar terrain for Vijayakanth.
The movie is said to be a greatly localized version of the Liam Neeson starrer film 'Taken' with traces of the French film 'Wasabi'. The Captain has written the story and screenplay as well apart from directing and acting. He movie's title is inspired by the presiding deity Virudhagireeswarar at Vriddhachalam, the Assembly constituency Vijayakanth represents.
Now that he is also political leader the film will have a heavy dose of political punch dialogues. 'Virudhagiri' was shot extensively at Malaysia, Hong Kong, Bangkok and neighboring countries.
'Agam Puram' is a stylish action thriller starring the handsome Shaam and warm Meenakshi in main roles. The film is about a young boy from the village who comes to the city in search of a living but involuntarily becomes part of an underworld gang. When he grows he leads a clandestine life of a rich business man who is into smuggling as well.
Though the story sounds familiar sources say the making of the film is classy and chic with good twists in the tale. Large part of the film was shot in Malaysia.
The romantic Shaam is turning a macho hero in 'Agam Puram' which has Meenakshi, Meera Krishnan, Ananthraj, Sambath and others. It is written, produced and directed by Thirumalai. Some good songs are provided by Sundar C Babu.
'Ayyanaar' is a budget movie produced by PL Thenappan, known for lavish films like Pancha Thanthiram and Pammal K Sambantham. The film is said to be a village love story with heavy leanings on 'thaai paasam' (mother sentiments) as well, written and directed by debutante S.S.Rajamithran
Aadhi and Meera Nandan play the lead characters in this film. 'Karuthamma' Rajashree is Aadhi's mother. Meera is a college student who is into volleyball and Aadhi plays the coach. Meera meets the Aadhi by accident and initially develops a bad impression of him and suspects his intentions. At the end it's all rosy.
'Ayyanaar' film is largely set in a village, but travels to the city also. Santhanam has done the comedy spoofing Osama Bin Laden. Music is by the young talented S.Thaman for the lyrics of Na. Muthukumar, Thamarai and Vivega.
'Sanikizhamai Sayangalam 5 Mani' is the second film of SPS Media Works that gave the decent film Madurai To Theni vazhi Aandipatti last year. Ravi Bharathi has written the directed this debut film of his.
This is the first film that has used a HD-SLR camera to shoot a full length feature film. SPS Guhan is the cameraman. 'SS5M' is said to be a village crime thriller in which the story begins on a Saturday evening 5 pm and ends at the same time, same day the following week. Music is by Dheena.
This film has rank new comers Sarath and Malini in lead roles while Meera Krishnan, Ravi Bharathi, Rathi Bala, Selvam, Mala play other supporting roles. 'Sanikizhamai Sayangalam 5 Mani', though is a small film will also release in the US on this Friday.
The next three weeks are going to be crackling weeks with at least seven films are lined up to see the light. Some of them are Manmadhan Ambu, Kavalan, Easan, Bhavani and Nellu.
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