Director Kannan ropes in Santhanam for Alangaaram


Director Kannan is back with a bang, and D this time around, he is not remaking a movie in any other language; rather, he has chosen an original script. A former associate of Mani Ratnam, Kannan has titled his next Alangaaram, which he calls his dream project. He has been working on the script for nearly two years. n Santhanam, the comedy king of Tamil cinema, for this film too, his fifth consecutive venture. Right from Jayamkondaan, which was Kannan’s debut movie as an independent filmmaker, to the recent Settai, Santhanam was like a lucky mascot in all his four films. Alangaaram is no different.

The director went and met Santhanam on the sets of Udhayanidhi’s Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, and it is learnt that the comedian was impressed with Kannan’s script agreed to come on board.

The buzz is that Karthi is touted to play the lead protagonist in Alangaaram.

Kannan told KT that he did have a meet ing with Santhanam. “I am happy that Santhanam has agreed to be a part of my commercial project which has a new and striking theme,“ he says.

Ask him about Karthi, he smiles, and says, “I can’t divulge much at this point of time. But I promise that there’s a lovable mass hero who would be playing the lead.

An official announcement will be made soon about the rest of the cast and crew.“