(Vijay, Trisha, Saikumar, Vijay Kuamr, Prakashraj, Amita, Nasser, Sneha Nambiar, Livinston, Malavika, Rajan P. Dev, Manivannan, Rajkapur, Damu, Sita, Vivek)
After doing a couple of straight films, Vijay turns to a remake – Aathi – to be directed by Ramana, who had teamed up with Vijay earlier to give the superhit `Thirumalai’.
Aathi is the remake of the successful Telugu film, `Athathanokkadey’, which had Kalyanram, grandson of NTR, playing the hero.
Vijay is paired with Trisha in the Tamil film, this coming after their pairing for `Gilli’ and `Thirupachi’.
Vijay plays Aathi, a college student living in a joint family. How the peace in the household is shattered by the machinations of a man, and how Aathi carries out his vendetta against him, forms the core of the film.
Saikumar plays the villain of the piece. Playing Aathi’s grandfther is Vijay Kumar, while the parents are played by Prakashraj and Amita.The others in the cast are Nasser, Sneha Nambiar, Livinston, Malavika, Rajan P. Dev, Manivannan, Rajkapur, Damu and Sita. Vivek has been roped in for comedy.
A romantic song was picturised on Vijay and Trisha on a set designed at a cost of Rs 40 lakh. Accompanying them were 50 dancers and a crowd comprising about 75 children and some junior artistes.
The film, Vijay’s home production, has music by Vidyasagar, and is scheduled for a Pongal release.
Published on Dec 23rd, 2005