‘Seethakaathi’, ‘Kanaa’, ‘Silukkuvarpatti Singam’, ‘Adanga Maru’, ‘Maari 2’, ‘K.G.F: Chapter 1’, ‘Antariksham 9000 KMPH’, ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ and ‘Zero’ are hitting the screens this week!
Usually giving an idea to the readers about the list of movie releases every week, this week has a great race such that 9 important movies are ready to flow on screens. The list of movie releases include –
1) ‘Seethakaathi’ –
After ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’, ‘Seethakaathi’ is directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan and bankrolled by ‘Passion Studios’. With the huge hype for the character of ‘Ayya’, the movie seems to have great expectations for the old man role of Vijay Sethupathi which is played with heavy make up for the first time in ‘Seethakaathi’. Along with Vijay Sethupathi, the movie also involves Archana, J. Mahendran, Mouli, Rajkumar, Bagavathi Perumal, Karuna, Ramya Nambeesan, Gayathrie, Parvathii Nair, Bharathiraja along with 17 real drama artists. Music is composed by ‘96’ fame Govind Vasantha. Camera and editing is done by Saraskanth T. K. and R. Govindaraj respectively.
2) ‘Kanaa’ –
Based on the story about Women Cricket Team as the core, ‘Kanaa’ involves Sathyaraj, Aishwarya Rajesh, Sivakarthikeyan, Darshan, Blade Shankar, Ramdoss and many other actors for important roles. With the debut direction of singer and lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj, ‘Kanaa’ is bankrolled by actor Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Sivakarthikeyan Productions’. Having the musical strings of Dhibu Ninan Thomas, the song “Vaayadi Petha Pulla…” sung by Siva Karthikeyan’s daughter Aaradhana, has been viral on net after the single release. Besides that, the music composer Anirudh Ravichander has also given his vocals for a romance song in this movie. Cinematography for this sports movie is handled by Dinesh Krishnan whereas Editing is done by Ruben.
3) ‘Silukkuvarupatti Singam’ –
Directed by Chella Ayyavu and produced by Vishnu’s ‘Vishnu Vishal Studioz’, ‘Silukkuvarupatti Singam’ involves Vishnu Vishal, Regina Cassandra, Oviya, Yogi Babu, Anandaraj, Karunakaran, Livingston, Sai Ravi, Mansoor Ali Khan, Singamuthu, Vadivukkarasi and G. Marimuthu for prominent roles. Stated to be a comedy action film, music and background score is composed by Leon James. Camera is handled by J. Laxman whereas editing is done by Ruben.
4) ‘Adanga Maru’ –
After the release of cop thrillers like ‘Thani Oruvan’ and ‘Bogan’, ‘Jayam’ Ravi’s ‘Adanga Maru’ has been much expected on screens for a very long time. Finally pepping for the release on December 21st, the cast involves ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Raashi Khanna, Suresh Chandra Menon, Ponvannan, Sampath Raj, Azhagam Perumal and Poorna with the musical composition of Sam C. S. Directed by the debut director, Karthik Thangavel, ‘Adanga Maru’ is bankrolled under the banner of ‘Home Movie Makers’. Cinematography and editing is done by Sathyan Sooryan and Anthony L. Ruben respectively.
5) ‘Maari 2’ –
Directed by Balaji Mohan, ‘Maari 2’ is a second part of ‘Maari’ (2015) which is bankrolled by Dhanush’s ‘Wunderbar Films’. Having almost the same cast involving Dhanush, Robo Shankar, Kalloori Vinoth and Kaali Venkat, this second part has actors like Krishna Kulasekaran, Tovino Thomas, Sai Pallavi, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Vidya Pradeep. With ‘U/A’ censor certificate, this commercial comedy film has camera handled by Om Prakash and editing is done by Prasanna GK. Music is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
6) ‘K.G.F: Chapter 1’ –
Much expected on screens because of the raw and rustic look in looks and trailer, ‘K.G.F: Chapter 1’ is directed by Prashanth Neel. Releasing in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam on December 21st, Vijay Kiragandur’s ‘Hombale Films’ has produced the movie in Kannada, ‘Excel Movies’ & ‘AA Films’ produced in Hindi, Vishal’s ‘Vishal Film Factory’ has bankrolled in Tamil, ‘Vaaraahi Chalana Chitram’ produced in Telugu and ‘Global United Media’ produces the Malayalam version respectively. With the cast of Yash, Srinidhi, Achyuth Kumar, Malavika Avinash, Anant Nag, Vasishta N. Simha and many other actors, along with Tamannaah Bhatia and Mouni Roy, in dancing for an item number in this movie. Music is composed by Ravi Basrur and Tanishk Bagchi whereas cinematography and editing is done by Bhuvan Gowda and Shrikanth respectively. Dialogues for this action period movie have been penned by Prashanth Neel, Chandramouli M and Vinay Shivangi. Except in Kannada as a direct release, ‘KGF: Chapter 1’ has been dubbed in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam versions with great expectations.
7) ‘Antariksham 9000 KMPH’ –
Bankrolled by ‘First Frame Entertainments’ and directed by ‘The Ghazi Attack’ fame Sankalp Reddy, ‘Antariksham 9000 KMPH’ includes Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lavanya Tripathi, Satyadev Kancharana, Rahman, Srinivas Avasarala and Kunal Kaushik in important roles. Stated to be the first Telugu science fiction space thriller film, the camera for ‘Antariksham 9000 KMPH’ is handled by Gnanasekhar V.S whereas the musical composition is done by Prashanth Vihari. Editing is done by Karthika Srinivas. In order to have the realistic feel in the visuals of space, some of the scenes for this movie were shot in the locations of Bulgaria and Hyderabad featuring Zero Gravity sets and also by having sets in Mahindra École Centrale for showcasing the similar ambience of Indian Space Research Organization.
8) ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ –
Having a romantic story, ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ stars Sharwanand, Sai Pallavi, Murali Sharma, Suhasini, Priya Raman, Vennela Kishore, Noel Sean and Suhas which is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and produced by ‘Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Cinemas’. Music is composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar whereas cinematography and editing is done by Jay Kay and Sreekar Prasad respectively. With the ‘Tom and Jerry’ cute romance portions in the trailer and teaser, ‘Padi Padi Leche Manasu’ is much welcomed on theatres to know the love chemistry of ‘Premam Girl’ and Sharwanand.
9) ‘Zero’ -
Directed by Aanand L. Rai and jointly produced by ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ and ‘Colour Yellow Productions’, ‘Zero’ stars ‘Baadshah of Bollywood’ Shahrukh Khan in a very different role of a dwarf, Anushka Sharma as a NASA scientist, Katrina Kaif as an actress, Abhay Deol, R. Madhavan, Tigmanshu Dhulia and other actors with many celebrities as guest appearances. Much awaited in screens, cinematography for ‘Zero’ is handled by Manu Anand with the editing of Hemal Kothari. Music is composed by Ajay−Atul and Tanishk Bagchi.
All the above movies are racing for the release by December 21st with much competition whereas Vijay Sethupathi’s ‘Seethakaathi’ alone gets ready to flow much prior by tomorrow i.e., on December 20th.
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