Nivetha Pethuraj has signed to play the leading character opposite Vishnu Vishal in his upcoming movie. Directed by Ezhil, the movie is touted to be an out and out comedy entertainer falling in lines with the director’s Velainu Vandhuta Vellaikaran. Vishnu Vishal’s first movie under director Ezhil ‘Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran’ turned out to be a super hit and was profitable too. Vishnu Vishal turned producer with VVV and has even produced a couple of movies after VVV.
The actor is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming cop thriller ‘Ratchasan’ with Amala Paul. With his other movies under various stages of production, the actor has kickstarted his movie with Ezhil today with a formal pooja. D.Imman has agreed to compose the music for the movie, while the director has also managed to rope in Yogi Babu and Motta Rajendar for important roles in the movies. Under the banner Eshan productions, the movie is being produced by Dushyanth. Dushyanth had earlier produced the movie ‘Meenkuzhambum Manpanaiyum ’with Kalidas Jayaram and Prabhu in the lead roles.
Nivetha Pethuraj who rose to fame with her debut movie ‘Oru Naal Koothu’ then went on to star opposite ‘Udhayanidhi Stalin’ in the movie ‘Podhuvaga en manasu thangam’. She has also played an important role in the upcoming Jayam Ravi thriller ‘Tik Tik Tik’ which is touted to be the first Indian space movie.
Director Ezhil’s last outing was ‘Saravanan iruka bayamen’ which had Udhayanidhi Stalin, Regina Cassendra and Srushti Dange playing the lead roles. The comedy entertainer opened to mixed reviews and dint go well with the targeted audience. Vishnu Vishal’s last outing Kathanayagan, which was also his second production venture bombed at the box office. Both director Ezhil and Vishnu Vishal who have proved their mettle in the past are looking for a break in their career and they are trying to redeem their career through this next movie together.