Cinema-Snippets: Elli AvrRam excited about her Tamil debut Naane Varuven

Ramarajan’s comeback film 'Sammaniyan' announced; 'Kabzaa' teaser creates buzz on the internet; Dhanush’s 'Vaathi' to release on 2 December

ByAyyappa Prasad

Published Sep 19, 2022 | 7:32 PMUpdatedSep 19, 2022 | 7:36 PM

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Swedish-Greek actor Elli AvrRam, who is making her Tamil debut opposite Dhanush in Naane Varuven, is excited about the huge response that the movie’s trailer has received.

“It’s a surreal feeling to be in a film that has already gained much popularity prior to its release. The teaser has got a great response and I would absolutely love to share more details on my role with my fans, but only time will tell! I’m happy to also see how everyone is loving our chemistry,” she shared her happiness on social media.

Naane Varuven features Dhanush in a dual role. The spine-chilling action sequences in the trailer created a buzz in the industry. Directed by Selvaraghavan, the flick will release on 29 September.

The flick is produced at Rs 25 crore. Amazon Prime bought its OTT rights for Rs 25 crore and Sun TV bagged the satellite rights for Rs 18 crore.

Ramarajan’s comeback film announced

Writer-actor-director Ramarajan’s comeback film Sammaniyan (commoner) has been announced by the makers. The actor is still remembered by Tamil movie buffs for his remarkable performance in Karagattakaran (1989).

He’s making comeback after 10 long years by teaming up with D Radha Ravi and MS Bhaskar. Written and directed by M Rahesh, Sammaniyan marks the 45th film of Ramarajan.

Mathi Azhagan of Etcetera Entertainment is the producer and Achu Rajamani is the music director. C Arul Selvan is the cinematographer.

Ramarajan has a huge following in the rural countryside like that of MGR. He was a member of AIADMK and was elected to Lok Sabha from Trichendur in 1998.  He was married to actress Nalini and got divorced later.

Pan-India release for Upendra-Sudeep’s Kabzaa

The teaser of Kabzaa, yet another pan-Indian film from Kannada, has prompted netizens to say that it looks as big as KGF. Many people praised the BGM scored by Ravi Basur and also the visuals.

Upendra and Kiccha Sudeep have come together for the flick. Rana Daggubati released the movie’s teaser on 18 September, on the occasion of Upendra’s birthday. R Chandru is the director of the film. Shriya Saran is the leading lady.

Kabzaa’s teaser takes us to the era of 1947 and gives us a glimpse of the atrocities people used to face at that time. The plot, according to the director, revolves around a freedom fighter’s son who gets involved with the mafia.

The film will be released in Oriya, Marathi, South Indian languages and Hindi. After the KGF franchise, Vikrant Rona and Charlie, pan-Indian films from Kannada are now being taken seriously by the trade.

Dhanush’s Vaathi/Sir releasing on 2 December

Dhanush’s upcoming bilingual film Vaathi (in Tamil and Sir in Telugu) will hit the big screens on 2 December.

Venky Atluri is the director. It is being produced by Kalaipuli Thanu under the banner of Sithara Entertainments. Samyuktha is the lead lady. GV Prakash, who is the music director for Vaathi, revealed that he has scored a song where Dhanush will be seen doing heavy dance moves.

Meanwhile, director Arun Matheswaran released the first look of his forthcoming action-adventure Captain Miller. In the poster, Dhanush is seen in a rugged look sporting long hair. This apparently has caught the fancy of netizens.

Sathya Jyothi Films is the production house. GV Prakash is the music composer. The film will go on the floors on 7 October. Two days ago, the makers announced that Telugu actor Sundeep Kishan joined the cast.

PS-1 promo tour in Thanjavur cancelled

Madras Talkies has cancelled the promo tour of Ponniyin Selvan-1 from Big Temple in Thanjavur as many priests advised against it.

The priests reportedly cited an age-old belief according to which any head of the State or VIP entering the temple through the main entrance will lose their place of importance in society, thanks to Vastu.

Hence the VIPs enter the temple from the side door. In view of this religious sentiment, a little birdie in Madras Talkies said, the filmmakers of PS-1 have cancelled the promo tour.