Bharathiraja’s upcoming Appan Aatha to star cheran


Bharathiraja, who has been keeping a low profile after ‘Bommalattam’, is getting ready for his next. If sources are to be believed, the ace filmmaker’s new project will be based on family values that too set in his favourite background- a village.

It is said Cheran will play the protagonist in the film that is tentatively titled ‘Appan Aatha’. “Audience would get to see a new dimension of Cheran in this movie. Bharathiraja is poised to do it”, they say.

Elaborating more, sources say a new face would be the heroine of the project, while two veterans of Tamil cinema would play the father and mother of Cheran. “In short, it is a village-based family subject which would have all quintessential elements of a Bharathiraja film,” they maintain.

Movies set in villages stressing family values are not new for both Bharathiraja and Cheran. While the veteran is known for ‘Mudhal Mariyadhai’, ’16 Vayathinila’, ‘Kizhakku Cheemaiyile’ and many other movies, the actor-director has presented ‘Bharathi Kannamma’, ‘Porkalam’ and ‘Vetri Kodi Kattu’.