Arun gets ready with a thriller

Arun Vaidyanathan

Arun Vaidyanathan  

Arun Vaidyanathan, who made Achchamundu! Achchamundu! and Peruchazhi starring Mohanlal, is back doing what he loves best — directing a thriller. This one, a multi-starrer, features Arjun, Prasanna, Varalakshmi, Bobby Simha and Vaibhav.

“I am a fan of the thriller genre,” says Arun. The entire film is to take place in India, and Arun says he’s very excited about directing a film in Tamil after six years. “The subject has been in my head for long, but I started working on it in December. I’ve always admired Arjun sir, and I want to showcase a new facet of his in this film. He’s the hero of the movie, but it is an ensemble film and everyone has the space to play their roles.”

What moved Arun about Arjun was that he sat through a six-hour script-reading session and told him he’d love to do this, because “I’m very hungry for good roles”. The shoot is slated to begin from mid-October and they hope to wrap up by January end, across three or four schedules. “I spend a lot of time on pre-production; that will iron out all wrinkles,” says Arun.

I want to showcase a new facet of Arjun in this film

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