Actor Karthi, while waiting for his much hyped Madras to release in a few weeks, has already immersed himself in another project and that is Komban!
The film stars him along with the talented Lakshmi Menon in the lead, and is being directed by Muthiah of Kuttippuli fame. The pooja for the film was held yesterday and the crew are hoping to get the shooting completed at one stretch.
The main location for the movie is Ramanathapuram, and the director has confirmed that almost all of the film will be shot in the south Tamil Nadu area. Velraj will be handling the cinematography.
Reported to be an all out entertainer for the masses, this one will be a drastically different one from Madras for Karthi.
The film is being produced by S R Prakash Babu and S R Prabhu along with K E Gnanavel Raja under the banner of Studio Green.
“Comedy did not work out for me. I tried that route as it was what appealed to the female audiences and the younger demographic but it just didn’t happen for me.” Says Karthi about his recent string of failures at the box office.
So the actor is definitely looking to move forward and away from his current image as a hero with his new choices.
Lakshmi Menon’s presence in the movie is another good sign for those who are watching the larger trends and career patterns in showbiz. Almost all of the actress’s films have been successes and she has been named as the fastest rising star in Kollywood.
It is truly amazing, considering the fact that the vivacious and multi talented Lakshmi is only 18 and is yet to finish high school! She also has denied rumours that link her romantically with actor Vishal, with whom she has appeared in multiple movies.
“I barely have time for school, how will I date anyone?” Questions the indignant young starlet.
Komban’s success along with Madras’s are very ‘necessary’ for Karthi, at this point, to maintain his bankability as an actor.