Starring: Karthi, Tamannah, Santhanam
Production: KE Gnanavel Raja
This Studio Green production ‘Siruthai’, starring the hit-pair Karthi and Tamannah in the lead, is ready to pounce into fans’ hearts. It’s a remake of the Telugu hit ‘Vikramarkadu’. The film is directed by Siva (Sivakumar) who made his debut direction in the Telugu industry with Souryam and Sankham. He is a cinematographer turned director from the Telugu film world stepping into Kollywood through Siruthai. Producer KE Gnanavel Raja enjoyed a hat-trick of success in Naan Mahan Alla after Paruthiveeran and Singam.
This project with Karthi donning double roles is expected to surge to new heights as Karthi’s tinsel graph has already gone high with his latest films Paiyaa and Naan Mahaan Alla turning out to be hits in the year 2010. Karthi plays a pick pocket as well as a police officer in Siruthai, his fifth venture and the first to pull him into the remake band with all his earlier four being original scripts.
Petite Tamannah is another emerging find of Kollywood climbing the success ladder at a good pace. Karthi -Tamannah pair fared very well in ‘Paiyaa’ and their pleasant chemistry is expected to repeat the magic in this release too. Santhanam, Meghna Naidu and Manobala strengthen the supporting cast.
Karthi in two contradictory characters as a thief as well as a police officer is enough to the storyline with the comic strips in waiting along with enjoyable stunt scenes. He is a pickpocket who never misses out on any of the pocket cutting or thieving act. Santhanam duly lends his hand and is bound to keep the halls packed with laughter.
Music is by Vidyasagar and the songs are already enjoying positive reviews. Cinematography is handled by Velraj who is supposed to have tried out creative angles.
Karthi in dual roles along with his risky stunt sequence bashing 19 thugs in a single shot is going to be a delicious addition to his hard core fans’ Pongal platter enlivening their festive mood.
How far is Siruthai going to leap forward? Let us wait till this weekend to know the answer.