He launched Vijay Antony Film Corporation with the sole objective of producing films. Antony is spending time, money and energy on his forthcoming film Salim to ensure that every aspect of it is a success. “Sometimes when it comes to music, effects or sound engineering, it is difficult to achieve what you want within a fixed time frame. The talkie portions of Salim are over and we are now into post-production. Considering the action-oriented theme, sound plays a major role in the film. The dialogues and voice should sound different depending on the location. Director Nirmal Kumar has put in his best and if I don't back a film with the best technical post-production inputs, it will suffer,” says Antony who has already started preliminary work on his next venture, India Pakistan.

Now a cop

From Vamsam in 2010 to his just released Thagararu, Arulnithi is four films old, the other two being Udhayan and Mounaguru. Arulnithi is simultaneously working on Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum and Naalu Policeum Nalla Irundha Oorum. Coming from a family that has both political and film industry leanings, Arulnithi has it in his genes to make a mark on the silver screen. “Oru Kanniyum... in which I am paired with Bindu Madhavi is a romantic comedy which is scheduled to release by January end. Right now, I am shooting for Naalu Policeum... for which I am undergoing rigorous physical training. I play a day-dreaming constable who is constantly brought back to reality by his superior. The script has a lot of humour built into a serious role and I am excited about the project,” says Arulnithi.

Reason to smile

December 20 will be a big day in Narayan’s life. Endrendrum Punnagai in which he shares screen space with Jiiva, Trisha, Santhanam and others releases on that day. “My role in Endrendrum Punnagai may not be big but being a catalyst of change in the lives of three hardcore bachelors is significant; I play the best friend of Jiiva and Santhanam. EP is a stylishly made modern-day love story. I think it will give my career a big boost. Next, I am looking forward to Boologam which again has Trisha who is paired with Jayam Ravi. I have a longer role in Boologam as a college hotshot who crosses swords with Ravi, after which CSK and Bad Boys (in Malayalam) will hit the screens. Right now, it is EP and I am gearing up for its release,” says an excited Narayan.