Edhir Neechal actor Dhanush’s maiden production venture under his home banner, Wunderbar Films, is gearing up for a summer release. The National Award winner says that as a producer he wants to launch fresh young talent in Tamil cinema. “When debutant Durai Senthil Kumar narrated the script to me, it was very impressive. (Durai has been former assistant to ace filmmakers Balu Mahendra and Vetri Maran) I had earlier asked Shivakarthikeyan if he could work for us when we were doing 3 and he too had agreed. I felt Shivakarthikeyan would be the ideal choice for the lead protagonist of Edhir Neechal and we brought him on board,” Dhanush says.
Priya Anand is cast opposite Karthikeyan, with Nandhitha of Attakatthi fame also being part of the film. Shivakarthikeyan is delighted to be working in a film where he plays a happy-go-lucky guy whose handling of serious situations reduces them to comic capers. It’s a fun-filled, feel-good film, he says, and it’s thanks to Dhanush that he got the opportunity to work in it. “Basically, Dhanush is an actor who has transformed into a producer. Hence, the comfort levels working in his production have been high,” adds Shivakarthikeyan.
Dhanush has once again teamed up also with Anirudh. Besides writing the lyrics for two songs, he has also lent his voice for a song, Satthiyama Nee Enakku, for the film. He also plays a cameo role in it and appears in the song alongside Karthikeyan, which was recently canned in the Andamans.