Another star kid is on his way to make it big in south film Industry. Kalidas Jayaram, son of South Indian actor Jayaram, disclosed that he is going to do his first movie as hero. Kalidas, will star in Tamil film "Oru Pakka Kathai" directed by Balaji Tharaneedran.
"Hey happy to inform you that I am doing my first movie. Directed by balaji tharaneedaran (naduvila konjam pakkatha kanom) need ur prayers", tweeted Kalidas Jayaram.
Kalidas will join the league of star kids like Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil and Prithviraj. The young talent have already proved his talent as a child artist in two Malayalam films "Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal" (2000) and "Ente Veedu Appuvintem" (2003). In both the films he acted as son to his own father and actor Jayaram.
Kalidas played the role of an insecure elder brother, Vasudev in the film "Ente Veedu Appuvintem" and is considered as one of the most iconic performances in the Malayalam cinema. His performance in the film had won him The National Award for the Best Child Artist.
There were reports of Kalidas Jayaram being part of many films after his mimicry performance in Vijay Television Award. The visuals of his performance became an instant hit online. Eventually, he was rumoured to be approached by many ace directors including Shankar, Gautham Menon, Mani Ratnam and Malayalam director Aashiq Abu.
Meanwhile, for Balaji Tharaneedran, this is his second film. His first film was "Naduvla Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom", which starred Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie Shankar. The film, released on 2012, is considered one of the best in the genre of black comedy. The film had won many accolades including Vijay Award for Best Debut Director and Special Jury Award for Vijay Sethupathi.
The team is yet to reveal the other cast of the film but the technical team of the film has been announced. The cinematography of the film is done by C Prem Kumar and R Govindraj will edit the film. Both of them have been part of Balaji's first film. The music for the film is done by Govind Menon of Thaikkudam Bridge Band.
The art department will be handled by Vinoth Raj Kumar and Gopi Prasanna of "Kaththi" and "Raja Rani" fame has been roped in as creative designer. The film will be produced by KS Srinivasan for Vasans Visual Ventures.