Producer-turned-hero Udhayanidhi plays the lead role in Ihdu Kathirvelan Kadhal (opposite Nayanthara), his second film as a hero. Udhaya debuted as hero with last year’s super-duper hit Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (opposite Hansika) directed by M. Rajesh. Distributor-producer Udhayanidhi wish to continue to play lead roles got a big boost when he roped in S.R. Prabhakaran to direct Ihdu Kathirvelan Kadhal.
Prabhakaran debuted as film-maker with last year’s hit film Sundarapandian which had Sasikumar and Lakshmi Menon in lead roles. Ihdu Kathirvelan Kadhal has Chhaya Singh, former heroine, who is making a comeback in Tamil films and plays Udaya’s sister. Santhanam provides the comic relief in the film which also has Saranya Ponvannan and Sunder Ramu in prominent roles.
Commenting about his heroines, Udhaya says “Hansika was fun to work with. She was serious only in front of the camera, otherwise she was very talkative, easy-going and friendly. Nayanthara, however, is a serious type. She would keep to herself during breaks and only laugh when someone cracks a joke.. You have to pick up a conversation with her and she would not initiate one!”
Udhaya also let out a small secret when he said that as the film was a romantic comedy which had more comedy and less romance, there won’t be any ‘intimate sequence’ between him and Nayanthara in the film.