Actress Trisha pairs up opposite Vishal for the first time on-screen for the upcoming film Samaran. Vishal, who impressed everyone with his amazing squint-eyed performance throughout the film in director Bala’s Avan Ivan early last year, followed it up with a dud in Vedi in the second half of the year. Vedi, which had Sameera Reddy as his heroine and was directed by Prabhudeva, ended up as a colossal failure.
Unfazed, Vishal is presently busy with Samaran which also has the curvaceous Sunaina as the other heroine in the film. Trisha, who is pushing 30, has realized that at her age, she is not likely to get the solo-heroine offers and is now ready to share screen space with other heroines. Last year too, Trisha’s Ajith-starrer Mankatha had as many as four heroines playing significant roles including her.
Samaran also has Prakashraj, the actor-par-excellence, in a pivotal role. The film is directed by director Thiru who last directed Vishal in Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai a couple of years ago. Talking about his film, Thiru says “In pure Tamil, Samaran means warrior. The film’s script is about the unexpected turn of events which occur in a commoner’s life which make him courageous.
“We have been making the film with interesting twists and turns and it would really turn out to be a good entertainer. The first schedule of the film’s shooting was held in Ooty and Chalakudy. The second schedule kicked off in Thailand from 20th December and we are likely to stay in Thailand till end-January to complete the film’s second schedule. The final schedule would be shot in Europe; the film would appeal to all kinds of audiences,” assures Thiru.
Trisha, who hasn’t been flooded with film offers of late, has dubbed co-star Vishal as a ‘highly romantic person’. Trisha and Vishal have remained close buddies over the years though they haven’t starred as on-screen pair so far. The film is likely to release in summer holidays, Thiru reveals. Yuvan Shankar Raja has scored the film’s music.
Muthukumar has penned all the lyrics of the film while S. Ramakrishnan has written the dialogues.