It’s not uncommon for pairs of successful films to be re-cast in another film; recently, Vishal repeated Lakshmi Menon, his heroine in the successful Pandianadu, again as his pair in the upcoming film Naan Sigappu Manithan. It was only after the success of Pandianadu that Vishal roped in Lakshmi Menon for another film.
However, producer-distributor-hero Udhayanidhi has repeated Nayanthara, his heroine in his upcoming film Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, again for his upcoming film Nanbenda as well. One has hardly seen the same pair getting repeated to star in a film every before the release of their first film together. Apparently, Udhayanidhi was impressed by Nayanthara’s work ethics and persona that he has repeated her again.
Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal is directed by S.R. Prabhakaran, who debuted as director with the Sasikumar-starrer Sundarapandian in 2012. Harris Jayaraj has scored the film which has Santhanam in a significant role. Santhanam and Udhayanidhi, who struck up quite some ‘chemistry’ in Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, feature along side each other in Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal and Nanbenda as well.
Jagadeesh, a former aide of director M. Rajesh and who assisted the latter in his films, turns director with Nanbenda. Harris Jayaraj will be scoring the music of the film which is cinematographed by Balasubramaniam.