Two years after that blockbuster Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi director Simbudevan is back with his new film Arai 305il Kadavul, starring Prakash Raj as God with Santhanam playing hero and Ganja Karuppu as his side-kick. Madhumita is the heroine.
The audio of the film which has music by Vidyasagar, is being released in the market today (April 3) without any fanfare. It may be for superstitious reasons, but Simbudevan as per the advice of his numerologist has officially changed his spelling to Chimbudeven in all publicity material of the film.
For old time sake if he had 23 in the title of his debut film, here he has 305, which add up to producer director Shankar’s lucky number 8! The film is slated for release on Friday April 18.
However the grapevine is abuzz with rumours that Arai 305il Kadavul, is said to be inspired from Jim Carrey’s comedy Bruce Almighty about a guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.
It is said to be mixed with another Hollywood oldie Oh God when God appears as an assistant manager in a super market as a good natured old man, the Almighty selects him as his messenger for the modern world.
Chimbudevan’s Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi was heavily inspired by the old Sivaji Ganesan classic Uthama Puthiran. But its Chimbu’s packaging and presentation that made the difference. Chimbu a former journalist is well adapted in the art of scriptwriting, and light hearted humour is his forte.
Meanwhile our Chandramukhi director P. Vasu had a few weeks back made a rehash of Bruce Almighty in Telugu titled Krishnarjuna.