Mahima Nambiar, who made her debut in the Tamil film industry with Sattai, is on to her second film, Yennamo Nadakkuthu. “The hero is Vijay Vasanth and I play a nurse. A bold and mature character, I am looking forward to playing this role. Two more films are under discussion and I will be able to reveal the projects once I sign on the dotted line,” informs Mahima.

Comic detour

Character artiste Gadam Kishan who has four films to his credit — Bale Pandiya, Deiva Thirumagal, Mudhal Idam and Ko — is grateful to two persons for his being in the entertainment industry. “First, I must thank Ramanagiri Vasu, creative head, Vijay TV. He encouraged me a lot during my television days. The second is Sivaji Ganesan who blessed me when I gave a short performance at the wedding of actor Jaishankar’s son,” says Kishan. He has done a variety of roles — a naïve person, a mentally challenged youth, the heroine’s brother and a cameo in a song sequence in Ko. “I am now playing Jai’s brother, a fun-filled character, in an upcoming production of Aascar Films. This, I am sure, will take me to great heights,” says Kishan.

A game of chance

Following successful roles in Thenmerku Paruvakatru, Pizza and Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom, Vijay Sethupathy along with Inigo Prabhakar (Sundarapandian) plays the lead in director K. Balakrishnan’s Rummy. Cast opposite them are Aishwarya and Gayathri. Balakrishnan has overseen production for Lingusamy as well as played character roles in several films. “Rummy, the card game and love are synonymous with each other. The 13 cards in a hand of rummy have to be dealt one at a time and at any stage, any player could emerge winner. Love also develops on similar lines and is a game of chance,” feels Balakrishnan.

Martial arts for a change

Veteran actor Banuchandar plays a martial art instructor who uses his craft for illegal activities. As the lead villain in Puthu Varsham, he is pitted against Jayanth, a karate specialist. Incidentally, Jayanth is Banuchandar’s son in real life, this being his third movie. Director Vemuganti, who has already made five successful films in Telugu, is attempting his first bilingual (Tamil and Telugu) with Puthu Varsham. “So far I have dealt with varied themes — comedy, love, women’s issues, devotional and even one on the devadasis. Martial arts is the central theme of Puthu Varsham with romance thrown in. I have cast a new face, Priyadarshini Ghose opposite Jayanth,” says Vemuganti.