10 Films to look out for in 2009

This year is going to be crucial for the Tamil film industry. Almost all the big stars have made it clear that they will have a release this year. Here is a list of the 10 most eagerly awaited films…

Cast: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai
Director: Shankar music: A R Rahman
Rajinikanth and Shankar are coming together again in this science fiction movie considered to be a mass entertainer. The movie is said to be the costliest film ever being made in India with Hollywood technicians.

Naan Kadavul
Director: Bala
Music: Ilayaraja.
The film slated to be Bala’s magnum opus, has taken nearly two years to complete. Many believe that it is to be Arya’s ticket to stardom as Bala has the reputation of giving big breaks to his artistes.

Cast: Vikram, Shreya
Director: Susi Ganesan
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Tamil cinema’s first super hero film is all about the idea that size does matter. It is going to be an out and-out fantasy film with Vikram and Shreya in a glamorous role.

Aayirathil oruvan
Cast: Parthiban, Karthik, Reema Sen, Andrea
Director: Selvaraghavan
Music: G V Prakash
The film is the first-of-its-kind in the genre of action-adventure-fantasy and has been in the making for the last 18 months. Selva has opted for the state-of-the-art special effects and graphics in this big-budget entertainer, which according to sources costs around Rs 20 crores.

Sultan — the warrior
Cast: Rajinikanth, Vijayalakshmi.
Director: Soundarya Rajinikanth
Music: AR Rahman
It is a bold and daring experiment carried out by Soundarya Rajinikanth and her ocher studios, as she is making a full length animation film with her dad, Rajinikanth playing the central character.

Cast: Vijay, Nayantara, Prakash raj, Vadivel
Director: Prabhu Deva
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
The movie is expected to be a complete mass entertainer. Vijay is a one-man army when it comes to providing comedy, romance, action and dance. Vijay is being paired opposite Nayantara for the first time and his favourite director Prabhu Deva is in charge. Their last film together Pokkiri was a big hit and fans are expecting a lot from this film too.

Cast: Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Prithviraj, And Prabhu, Priyamani
Director: Mani Ratnam
Music: AR Rahman
Mani Ratnam is making this film as a trilingual in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. The film is said to be a version of modern day Ramayana.

Cast: Surya, Tamanna and Aakashdeep Saigal
Director: KV Anand
Music: Harris Jayaram
The movie has a brand new pair with a director who is all the more innovative. The movie will show Tamanna doing her first glamorous role, while Surya will showcase his six-pack abs.

Cast: Premji, Vaibhav, And Aravind and jai
Director: Venkat Prabhu
Music: Yuan Shankar raja.
Venkat Prabhu through his last two films, has established that he can do films with lesser known actors. The director is on the lookout for a Hollywood actress to play the female lead in the film. Today, the director is a brand who has an audience for his kind of films.

Cast: Dhanush, Tamannaa, Atul Gulkarni and Vivek
Director: Sooraj
Music: Mani Sharma
Dhanush is working his way up with light- hearted entertainers. It is an all-new team and the director is known for his films laced with comedy. There will not be a dull moment in this slapstick, action comedy.

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