Director Dharani has pinned high hopes on his upcoming venture Osthi which has Simbu playing a cop for the first time in his career. The film, which was to release on Deepavali last week, was rescheduled to release later and is likely to release towards the year-end or in January.
The film also marks the debut of Richa Gangopadhyaya as heroine in Tamil films. Richa, a popular actress in Tollywood, is introduced in Tamil by Simbu who is said to have put in a decent performance in the film. Director of films like Dil, Dhool and Ghilli, Dharani has reportedly completed the entire shooting of the film in a single schedule. The film’s audio was launched some time back.
Talking about his experience in directing Simbu for the first time, Dharani says “Simbu plays a care-free and romantic cop in the film. Cinematographer Gopinath has put in a great effort in showing Simbu as an active, fire-brand cop. Simbu utters a dialogue in the film which goes like this: ‘I’m like a pair of spectacles; whatever you are, I’d reflect you.’ Though his character is very different from others, his role unites all other roles in the film.
“Instead of showing him as a trigger-happy and extremely tough cop, we have shown him as a nice human being who helps out his uniformed comrades with a humanitarian mind. Overall, Simbu’s characterization is likely to appeal to everyone,” concludes Dharani.