Popular Malayalam-Tamil actor Narain seems to be exceptionally careful in selecting the right scripts compared to any other South-based actor. After a roaring success in Anjathey, he assessed over 300 scripts before accepting Pookada Ravi, directed by Shivakumar. Narain's Pookada Ravi, an action-based family flick being produced by Sun Pictures, is expected to hit theatres by March 2009. The movie is basically about the brother-sister relationship shared between the hero and his seven-year-old sibling. The entire talkie portion has been completed in and around Madurai.
(However, Narain's script selection sadly went wrong in 2008, when his only Malayalam film of the year Minnaminnikoottam, directed by Kamal, bombed at the box office. Anyway, Narain hasn"t given up, since "to err is human!")
Narain has now signed a Sathyan Anthikad film with an important role alongside Jayaram and Kanihaa (also spelt Kanika) in the lead roles. The director, known for making feel-good family stories, has already started the shooting of this untitled film at Allapuzha and Kuttanad. According to sources, the film is the story of a farmer in a Christian milieu.
Produced by M.M. Hamza under the banner of Kala Sangham, the film has Mamukoya, Innocent, Nedumudi Venu and K.P.A.C. Lalitha in the cast. Venu is the cameraman. Maestro Ilayaraja will set tunes for the movie which is planned to hit screens on May 1st.