Comedian Santhanam, whose market as well as bank balance has registerd a steep rise in the past couple of years, is said to be the cause of ‘envy’ of some fellow comedians as well as others in Kollywood. The reason is that the comedian’s upcoming film Naan Eee has him running after heroine Samantha throughout the film in an effort to win her heart.
Santhanam’s exit from Simbu’s upcoming film Vettai Mannan is also attributed to this factor though it remains unconfirmed as on date. Naan Eee has been directed by popular Tollywood director Chandramouli and has Naani and Sudeep playing the lead roles in it. Chandramouli, readers might be aware, has also directed the super-duper hit film Magadheera a couple of years back.
As per the script, Samantha is in love with Naani, who plays a poor youth in the film. Sudeep, who plays the villain, has an eye on Samantha is determined to get her at any cost. Samantha spurns his overtures which irritate Sudeep who goes ahead and murders Naani. The murdered Naani takes a re-birth as a ‘house-fly’ (Eee) and takes revenge on Sudeep for killing him. The story has been narrated rather interestingly.
Santhanam plays a character which is madly in love with Samantha. After the murder of Naani, Samantha presumes that Naani is reborn as Santhanam and starts showering all love and affection on him. Sources close to the film’s Unit say that Naan Eee could easily be the film in which Santhanam has uttered very few lines as dialogues as his main job is to run after the heroine and to romance her!