After Gautham Karthik’s successful collaboration with his father Karthik in Mr Chandramouli, the actor is set for his next venture with debutant director Arun Chandhiran. The film is titled Chella Pillai.
Arun Chandhiran is a former associate of director Ponram, of the Sivakarthikeyan starrer Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam fame. This film will be produced by Isakki Durai and Anbazhaga Thimman under White Line Productions. It was launched yesterday by Vijay Sethupathi who worked with Gautham in the recent film Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren.
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Speaking about the film to The New Indian Express, director Arun says, “It will be a family entertainer similar to Rajini Murugan and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. I’m from Madurai, so I’ll be able to do justice to such a genre. The nativity factor will make it a film that’ll be enjoyed by all. Soori has agreed to be part of the project, and we’re in talks with other actors.”
The film will go on floors after the Pongal holidays this month. It will be completely shot in south Tamil Nadu.
Actor Gautham is also working on Devarattam, a rural action drama directed by M. Muthaiah who is known for films like Komban and Marudhu. The film stars Soori and Manjima Mohan in lead roles. It is produced by KE Gnanavel Raja under his banner Studio Green productions.
Gnanavel Rajaspoke about the film in a report, and said it will go on floors on June 4. “The film is set in a village, and is based similar to Komban. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. Announcements will be made once we confirm the actors.”
“As for the crew, we have cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan of Mankatha and Saroja fame. Nivas Prasanna will handle the music and Praveen KL will be in charge of editing.”