The desire to turn a hero is always burning in the heart of every comedian though not all of them would openly admit it. Tamil films have several instances of comedians playing heroes and promptly going back to playing not the hero but the lead comedian soon after. It’s very difficult for a comedian to carry an entire film on his shoulders, critics believe.
Santhanam, who has played the lead role in a few films including Aran En 305-l Kadavul and Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, is playing almost a parallel hero in a new film.
Santhanam plays a character which has been named after the film’s title: Nambiar. Srikanth, who hasn’t had much success since his Nanban and Paagan days, is making yet another attempt as hero in Nambiar. Curvaceous Sunaina, who was spotted in a brief role in Vishal-Trisha’s Samar early this year, plays the heroine in this film.
For the three S’s in the film (Srikanth, Sunaina and Santhanam), Nambiar is a very important film in their careers. Srikanth badly needs a hit to stay in the reckoning and so does Sunaina, who hasn’t made much head-way in Tamil films despite her facial beauty and some acting prowess. For Santhanam, expectations would be more from his fans as he plays the ‘title’ role!