Kalidas Jayaram is the new addition to the big list of star kids who made it into the silver screen. Kalidas, who proved his mettle as a child artist, will make his debut as lead actor with the upcoming Tamil movie Oru Pakka Kathai.
Kalidas made his acting debut with the Malayalam movie Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal, directed by Sathyan Anthikad. He won the Best Child Artist awards in National Film Awards and Kerala State Film Awards, for his performance in the movie Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum, directed by Sibi Malayil. In both films, he played the on-screen son of his father Jayaram.
It was rumoured that Kalidas will be making his debut in lead role with Aashiq Abu’s directorial venture; but Aashiq brushed off the rumours by stating that he is not planning to make a movie with Kalidas. It was also reported that director Mani Ratnam has approached him with a movie offer; but the news later revealed to be false.
Oru Pakka Kathai is directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan, who rose to fame with his directorial debut Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom. Prem Kumar handles the cinematography. Thaikkudam Bridge fame Govind Menon composes the music. Rest of the cast and crew is yet to revealed. The movie is produced by K S Sreenivasan, under the banner Vasan’s Visual Ventures.