The transformation will not only be evident but will be a welcome change in her career, feels Manochitra. “I am referring to the roles I have been playing — from a village girl in Aval Paer Thamizharasi and Neerparavai to a modern girl in Netru Indru and director Siva's film starring Ajith Kumar and Tamannaah,” says Manochitra. “While I am awaiting the release of Netru Indru on August 23, I am also looking forward to starting my first schedule for Malligadu Marriage Bureau, a Telugu film in which I am paired with Srikant. This is a comedy film directed by Uday Raj,” informs Manochitra. As for her role in Siva's film, Manochitra cannot reveal much except saying that she plays a modern girl who moves from the city to the village.

A social message

Committing suicide is not only a cowardly act, it doesn’t solve the problem that led to it, feels director Jay Bala. He feels so strongly about the recent spate of suicides reported in the media that he decided to produce, write and act in his forthcoming film Suvaduhal to send a message across to the public that better sense should prevail among those contemplating such an act. “Suvaduhal is a family drama about a middle-class man who runs a respectable business. He dies and the mother wants the son to carry on the good work his father had been doing, including his philanthropic activities. There is the villain who wants to thwart every good move of the hero and makes his life so miserable that the hero contemplates suicide. What follows makes an interesting climax,” says Jay who is paired with Monica.

Adventures of a 500-rupee note

This is an adventurous story of a 500-rupee note that travels through the hands of five diverse characters and how each one perceives its value. Director Raghu, who has also written the screenplay and dialogue for Ayynoorum Ayynthum, has introduced a host of new faces for his debut effort. “It is a linear story and the lives of the five characters are not interconnected. The only connecting factor is the 500-rupee note. The idea came about during discussions the four of us had in our office (Accessible Horizon Films) when we were scouting for money to fund our film project. Deepak plays a gangster’s stooge, Sudalai, who wants to become a don. Shankar plays Adi, a romantic who is separated from his wife due to his philandering ways. Vidya plays Sundari, who works in a mobile recharge shop. Chinnu plays Jenny who lives in a fantasy world of her own and T. M. Karthik plays a nameless revolutionary and conveys an important social message. Each character comes from a different socio-economic background and how a 500-rupee note impacts their life is what the film is about,” explains Raghu. Ayynoorum Ayynthum is ready and awaiting an appropriate time for release.