Genelia, Vivek, Karunas, Bhagyaraj, Mayilsamy, Uma Padmanabhan,
‘Ready’ had Genelia play the female lead.
‘Yaaradi Nee Mohini’ was a remake of ‘Aadavari
Matalaku Ardhalu Verule’ and ‘Kutty’
was the remake of ‘Arya’. Mithran’s
first story Yaaradi Nee Mohini revolved around a jumbo
joint family beautifully woven with all emotions true
to so many relatives living under the same roof. His
next movie Kutty had a fine share of romance and comedy
well blended. So what really would this Diwali release
hover around? According to the Director, it is drafted
purely on the lines of clean entertainment with comedy,
love and action running through. This genre is one
that well suits Dhanush always. So it is sure to gear
up viewers’ Diwali celebration mood and be the
right gift to Dhanush fans.
To quizzes and questions as to why it’s Dhanush
as the choice always, Mithran’s candid response
is that they share a very good understanding and if
wavelengths match sans any ego, things work pretty
better. Anyhow he denies any sentiment tagged on.
Vivek plays a slightly elderly role which he is supposed
to have hesitated initially and then accepted because
of Dhanush’s special request. Padikkathavan
saw the two of them, Dhanush and Vivek, team up well
and probably that’s why probably Dhanush would
have been particular in having Vivek in the pivotal
role. A fair part of this movie has been shot in Tirunelveli
This is a creation from Balaji Studios Pvt Ltd, the
production house of Mohan Appa Rao and T Ramesh. The
story and script is the imagination of writer Gopimohan
of Tollywood. Vijay Antony’s music is already
creating ripples around and we have to be patient
to see how well the songs gel with the story and how
best they have been picturised.
The audio release of Uthama Puthiran was held earlier
this month in Chennai in the presence of director
KS Ravi Kumar and producers RB Choudhary and Sun Pictures’
Hans Raj Saxena. Only the title will trigger memories
of the 1958 blockbuster hit, especially so to staunch
Sivaji fans. Thus expectations may also be high, who
knows? Even the fresh Dhanush-Genelia combo may weave
a new magic as a crowd puller.
If frequencies match well, the same team can keep
creating success stories one after the other. Let’s
wait and watch what is in store from this duo, Mithran
and Dhanush, untiringly teaming for the third time.
If names can create magic then the 1958 success story
of Uthama Puthiran is bound to recur.