Aranmanai is an Tamil Comedy Horror Movie directed by Sundar C. The film stars Sundar C, Vinay Rai, Hansika Motwani, Andrea Jeremiah, Lakshmi Rai.
Chitra lakshmanan takes the lead to the family followed by Manobala and Kovai Sarala and their son Nithin Sathya. Lakshmi Rai comes in as Chitra lakshmanan’s daughter and Vinay walks in along with his spouse Andrea as part of the family. The movie story starts in a palace that is for sale and the royal family is back to the palace after long years to renovate it sans any legal issues.
A little girl plays a very important role to scare the audience with her looks and her conversation with hidden image leaves the audience to judge the remaining. Sundar.C as Andrea’s brother makes a good impact with his screen presence. Sundar.C takes the challenge to save the people from the ghost in the palace and the search for the real haunted person leads the audience to the flashback which forms the base to the movie.
Meanwhile the servants in the palace are being killed and that lights up investigations following with some hidden suspense and introduces Hansika to the show.
What happens in the village and how Hansika gets lost all of a sudden, how the incident is inter-connected to the people in the palace and what Sundar.C does to solve the mystery forms the rest of the story to be watch in big screen.
In June 2013 Tamanna Bhatia was announced to play the lead role later in 2014 it was replaced by Hansika Motawani She also stated she played the main lead and that the story revolves around her character. She was later reported to be playing a lady with supernatural powers.
Earlier Ragini Dwivedi had said that she also signed up for the film. But later Lakshmi Rai replaced Ragini and Andrea Jeremiah was also roped in for an important role. Andrea's character was said to have a humorous side. It was reported that Arya would play the male lead. Later Nithin Sathya tweeted that he was a part of the film too.
The filming was started on 28 September 2013 in Pollachi with Lakshmi Rai, Andrea, Kovai Sarala, Nithin Sathya and Manobala. Hansika joined the team on 6 October 2013 and told "it's a super challenging role for me that I haven't done till today".
The film largely takes place in a palace, for which a set created by Mohan Babu in Hyderabad was used. 2 crores were spent for renovating the palace, in which 70 percent of the film was shot. According to Sundar C, the film features more than one hour of computer graphics imagery.