CINEMA PLUS

Back with Selva

After the lukewarm response to Gautham Vasudev Menon’s thriller Pachaikili Muthucharam, Andrea gets a second chance at stardom in Selvaraghavan’s Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam. Or should we say, third, considering she is playing an important role in Selva’s magnum opus Aayirathil Oruvan? Andrea is so kicked about her role in Aayirathil… that she has given the nod to Idhu… as well. Andrea had a dream debut with Sharath Kumar and Jyothika, but though the intelligentsia appreciated the film, it failed to make an impact on the masses who did not take to a film about adultery.

Idhu will have Dhanush in the lead, though it was rumoured that the director would have liked to cast Karthi. With the new combination, it appears to be a family venture — one son directing it, another son acts in it, and the sister produces it.

NIKHIL RAGHAVAN

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