Now that the theatres are reopening, we are again looking forward to seeing these talented Tamil directors in action. See who is working on what.

R J Balaji debuts as a director with Mookuthi Amman

Radio jockey turned Actor R J Balaji will add another skill set to his repertoire with his debut film as a director. And it’s a biggie if there ever was one! The actor turned filmmaker has roped in none other than the lady superstar Nayanthara for his inaugural film titled Mookuthi Amman, which is slated for a high profile Diwali release. Touted to be a devotional comedy, the film will see Nayanthara playing the role of a Hindu goddess for the first time in her career with veteran actors Mouli and Urvashi along with RJ Balaji himself completing the cast. According to reports, the director who has also written to script and dialogues will play a middle-class man with 3 sisters with Mouli and Urvashi as his parents and Ajay Ghosh as the villain. With Covid-19 playing spoilsport, we will have to wait and see if Mookuthi Amman makes a direct release on any of the streaming platforms.

Sudha Kongara and Soorarai Pottru are a perfect fit

Director Sudha Kongara’s Soorarai Pottru starring Suriya is all set for its big OTT premiere on October 30th on Amazon Prime, making it one of the most anticipated films of the year. After a successful outing with the Madhavan starrer Irudhi Suttru, Kongara will now tell the story of Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath through her talented lead actor. There is already so much hype about this film with G V Prakash’s music-making waves online and the looks and trailer of the film garnering viral views. Aparna Balamurali will play the female lead with thespians Urvashi and Paresh Rawal and others rounding off a talented ensemble cast. With Sudha Kongara’s keen cinematic sensibilities,we can’t wait to see what she brings to the table with this film

Lokesh Kanakaraj enters the big league with Master

After the stupendous success of Maanagaram and Kaithi, Lokesh Kanakaraj became a name to reckon with in the Tamil film industry. The filmmaker has taken a giant leap forward with his next venture Master starring two heavyweights of the industry, Vijay and Vijay Sethupathy. While Vijay is expected to play the role of a college professor, Sethupathi will be seen pitted against him as the antagonist of the movie. This is the first time both actors will be seen together and the initial posters and teasers look absolutely hype-worthy and exciting. Master was to be one of the big releases for Tamil new year in April but with Covid -19 playing havoc,it has been waiting in the wings. With the makers keen to release it only in theatres, it remains to be seen when exactly that will be. Lokesh Kanakaraj’s filmmaking style has tons of intrigue and drama and we are expecting more doses of that in Master as well. Master also stars Andrea Jeremiah and Malavika Mohanan.

Karthik Subbaraj directs Dhanush in Jagame Thanthiram

Golden boy Karthik Subbaraj and his avant-garde filmmaking have captured the industry’s eye making him one of the directors to watch out for in Tamil cinema. Starting with his debut Pizza which went on to make huge numbers, the filmmaker continued his success with a spate of well-received films including the buzzworthy Petta starring none other than superstar Rajnikanth. His next venture will feature his first collaboration with actor Dhanush titled Jagame Thanthiram. The film will see Dhanush play a local gangster who goes international. Hollywood actor James Cosmo who his known for his roles in Braveheart Troy and Game of Thrones will play a pivotal role as well with Aishwarya Lakshmi playing the female lead. With Subbaraj’s penchant for slick action, Jagame Thanthiram promises to be a stylish thriller.

Lakshman reunites with Jayam Ravi for Bhoomi

After working in Romeo and Juliet and Bogan, director Lakshman and actor Jayam Ravi will once again collaborate for Jayam Ravi’s 25th film titled Bhoomi which is set for a high profile release on Disney Hotstar- the first Tamil film to premiere on this platform. Bhoomi will feature the actor reportedly playing the role of a NASA scientist who is conducting research on Mars and returns to his hometown of Thanjavur to solve the agricultural issues faced by the local farmers. Nidhi Agerwal will be paired opposite Jayam Ravi as the female lead. Bhoomi is expected to be a rousing social drama and a fitting landmark film for Jayam Ravi.

That’s a big feast of films coming up for sure! Get set for a thrilling ride with these exciting directors and their films and keep watching our updates right here. Read all about the safety measures taken by the cinemas; click below.

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