Comedian Karunakaran has been signed up to play the lead role in an upcoming film titled as Podhunalan Karudhi. This would be his third attempt at playing the hero.
Of late, there has been an upward trend in music directors, choreographers and cinematographers debuting as heroes in Tamil films. After Vadivelu and Santhanam and later Vivek and Karunas, yet another comedian i.e. Karunakaran turned hero with last year’s Uppukaruvadu directed by Radha Mohan.
Karunakaran also plays the hero in an upcoming film Kanneer Anjali directed by Guhan (who made Savaari). The film has Anandaraj and ‘Mottai’ Rajendran in prominent roles and deals with the kind of life a man would have to ‘lead’ after his demise.
Debutant Zion is the director of Podhunalan Karudhi which has Karunakaran romancing Anu Sithara and Leesha. Adith and Santhosh are the other main actors in the film whose shoot commenced recently in Chennai. The film’s script deals with the issues faced by three youths who migrate to Chennai from rural side in search of job and better lives.
Though Karunakaran continues to get offers to play the hero, he also doesn’t avoid playing comedian’s roles and would be the solo comedian in Ajith’s upcoming untitled film to be directed by Shiva.