Director Natty Kumar’s ‘Pani Thuli’, a romantic thriller set in the US, will be released first and then the makers will decide on the Hindi release. The Hindi film is titled ‘Tum Ho Yaara’, according to actor Ganesh Venkataraman who plays the lead role in the bilingual.
He says they shot each scene twice, once for Tamil and once for Hindi.
Besides Ganesh, the film stars new comers Shobana and Kalpana.
Ganesh plays Shiva who is a software engineer. His love, Meera, who is very ambitious, forces him to go to US where he gets involved with another girl. How the problems arising out of this affair change Shiva and his life is the story.
Whatever Ganesh expected in a launch film are all their _ dance, comedy, suspense and action. On the suspense element, Ganesh says, “Even during the narration, I was not able to predict what would happen in the next scene.”
The film was short for 30 days in Chennai and 62 days in the US.
Ganesh also stars in Kavithalaya’s ‘Muriyadi’ with Sathyaraj. This is the remake of the Malayalam film ‘Passenger’ which may be released later this year. His first big role as a Sikh youth was in Director Radha Mohan’s ‘Abhiyum Naanum’.