Reports say that music director-turned-actor Vijay Antony’s upcoming film titled Yeman has him essaying the role of a politician for the first time on screen.
Vijay Antony has chosen to abandon age-old long sentiments followed in Tamil films by titling his films in an odd manner and using titles which film-makers would rarely opt for. His last year’s super-duper hit film had the title of Pichchaikkaran (The Beggar) which not many film-makers would have preferred. Vijay Antony went ahead with the title and the film tasted huge success at the box-office.
Even Pichagadu, the Telugu dubbed version of Pichchaikkaran, did very well across Andhra Pradesh and Telengana, ending up as a success story. Vijay Antony faltered slightly with his next film titled as Saithan (The Ghost), another film which had a title which is usually not chosen for a film. His next film would be Yeman (refers to Yama, the Lord of Death in Hinduism).
Jeeva Shankar, who had earlier directed Vijay Antony in his debut film Naan, gets to direct Yeman. “The film’s script is a story which depicts politics from a politician’s view-point. Vijay Antony would appear in the film with a handlebar moustache,” says Jeeva. Miya George would be pairing up opposite Vijay in this film which is produced jointly by Lyka Productions and Vijay Antony who also scores the film’s music.
The film also has a song penned by the late lyricist Annamalai. One of the highlights of the film is a significant role essayed by former actor Thiyagarajan has essayed a prominent role in the film after quite a long gap!