Satire and comedy are Bosskey’s strong points. In a rare coincidence, three important events are taking place in his life on June 14. “Yes, it’s rare. In director Badri's remake of Thillu Mullu, I appear in the opening sequence as a fake godman who tries to transform a vertically-challenged person into a normal one. Incidentally, this scene was not there in the original. In Sundar C's Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, I have a lengthier role as the lead character’s (Siddharth) brother-in-law. While both these films release on June 14, the 250th episode of my show Sollungo Boss on Sun TV, will also be telecast on the same day. For this, I spoke to a cross-section of people on the Marina beach and recorded their feedback. I am happy about these milestones which motivate me to continue entertaining film and TV audiences,” says Bosskey.
Language, no issue
Unnil Tholaindhein is Suresh Menon’s directorial debut. The film is set against the backdrop of the Cauvery riots, but the focus of the story is something else. “The protagonist, played by Raghav, is a proponent of Tamil language and culture. He believes that the issues that cropped up during the riots were politically motivated for reasons other than Cauvery water. Language is not an issue and the relationship between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu is cordial. Raghav is paired with Ankitha. Santhana Bharathi, Charlie and Bobby lend support. Romance is an integral part of the script which is based on a story written by producer Vijay,” says Suresh.
Producer-director-actor K. G. Senthil Kumar teams up with Nikita in his own production, Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal. A US-trained director and actor, Senthil has made over 25 short films and 15 music videos, which has resulted in two international film festival awards. Senthil’s short film Simplicity (2009), made in Hollywood, in which he starred with Iryna Zhuravska (Miss Ukraine 2008), won an Award of Merit at Accolade International Film Festival, USA. Another short film Dew Drop (2010) made in Chennai, in which Nikita is paired with him, won the same award the following year.
Coming back to his roots, Senthil’s Vizhi Moodi Yosithaal is a romantic thriller with sufficient doses of comedy, emotion and action. National Award winner Oorvasi plays a hilarious role as the hero’s mother. VMY has music by B. Mohammed Aathif who has composed five songs, sung by Karthik, Chinmayi, Shweta Mohan, Rita, Sakthisree Gopalan, Deepak and Vikram.
It’s a dream job
He is just 27 and his name can be spotted in the credits of movies such as How To Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda 2, Megamind, Puss In Boots and The Croods. A student of Chettinad Vidhyashram and SSN College of Engineering, Celambarasan Ramasamy, despite being offered a job during a campus interview, spent a year and a half mastering computer graphics. Following this, Celambarasan pursued his Masters at Clemson University in 2009, eventually landing a job in DreamWorks. “Ever since, it has been an exciting roller coaster ride in the world of animation and computer graphics. DreamWorks is in the process of changing over to NextGen systems and I am happy to be a small part of this movement. Their forthcoming India-specific project is Monkeys of Bollywood, which has music by A. R. Rahman. As for me, I am currently part of the team that is working on How To Train Your Dragon 2,” informs Celambarasan, who is scheduled to present a paper on visual effects at SIGGRAPH, an annual conference on computer graphics to be held in Anaheim, California, in July. “This is my short work on producing high-detail sand effect for some of the scenes in The Croods.”