Director Karu Palaniappan the next addition to the directors turning hero list

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Karu Palanniappan

Yet another Tamil film director has decided to debut as hero. The latest to join directors turning hero phenomenon seen only in Kollywood, is Karu Palaniappan.

Remember Karu is the maker of sweet and heart warming films like Parthipan Kanavu, Sivapadhikaram, Pirivom Sandhipum and the unreleased Sathurangam.

He is turning hero with Mandira Punnakai (Magic Smile), which will be written and directed by him. Meenakshi will play heroine and Santhanam will play a pivotal role. GM Kumar and director Nanda Perisamy play important roles.

Leading producer Moserbaer G Dhananjayan will also be debuting in the film playing a crucial role. 25 days of the film’s shoot has been completed in Chennai, with ace cameraman Ramnath Shetty (Pazhassi Raja fame) shooting it. The film has music by Vidyasagar.

Says Karu Palaniappan: “It is a love story with a difference. Usually love brings about a change in a persons life, but in Mandira Punnakai it doesn’t bring any change.”

The film is being produced by Karu’s friend under Indira Pictures banner.

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