Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan
Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan (lit. A white man never lies) is a 2015 Tamil language comedy film written and directed by newcomer A. L. Abanindran. The film features an ensemble cast of Praveen Kumar, Sanam Shetty, Shalini Vadnikatti, Bala Saravanan, Aruldoss, Jayaprakash, Karthik Kumar, and Aadukalam Naren. The film released on 24 December 2015.
|Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maatan|
|Directed by||A. L. Abanindran|
|Produced by||Devanshu Arya|
|Written by||A. L. Abanindran|
|Music by||Joshua Sridhar|
|Distributed by||Kalaipuli International|
- Praveen Kumar as Karthik
- Sanam Shetty as Aruna
- Shalini Vadnikatti as Pooja
- Bala Saravanan as Mani
- Aruldoss as Rajagopal
- Jayaprakash as Ramalingam, Karthik's father
- Karthik Kumar as Dr. Raghu
- Aadukalam Naren as Periyavar
- Five Star Krishna as Varma
- T. M. Karthik as Sharma
- K. S. G. Venkatesh as Lawyer Krishna Moorthy
- Gnanavel as Shanmugam
- Supergood Subramani as Selvarathnam
- MJ Sriram as Pradeep Kumar IAS
- Poo Ram as Pandian
- Pazhani as Thiruvengadam
- Raja Rishi as Subbaiah
- Aroul Jody as Prakash
- Ilankainathan as Gnanam
The project was announced by Devanshu Arya of Ignite Films and director Abanindran in late 2014, and marked the director's feature film debut after he and Devanshu Arya had previously assisted during the making of Rajiv Menon's Minsara Kanavu (1997) and Kandukondain Kandukondain (2000). The film features newcomer Praveen Kumar, who played a supporting role in Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013) in the lead role alongside Shalini Vadnikatti, a model from Hyderabad. Abanindran had worked with Praveen Kumar and the producers, Ignite Films, before, when the trio worked on the television serial, Dharmayutham for Vijay TV during 2012. Cinematographer Ravi Varman also worked as a co-producer for the film, marking his maiden production. The ensemble cast was also revealed to feature Sanam Shetty, Karthik Kumar, Aadukalam Naren, Jayaprakash and Bala Saravanan, while Anthony was announced as the film's editor. The film was named after a dialogue spoken by Vadivelu in the film Aarya (2007).
The film released to mixed reviews in December 2015, having been delayed for three weeks as a result of the 2015 South Indian floods. A critic from The New Indian Express noted that "it was an impressive debut".
- Jyothsna. "Director Abanindran on his film Vellaya Irukkaravan Poi Solla Maattan". Behindwoods.
- "'Half-baked Opinions Can Put You in a Spot'". The New Indian Express.
- Lee, Dharmik (16 May 2017). "வடிவேலுவின் ஃபேமஸ் டயலாக்குகள்தான் இந்தப் படங்களின் டைட்டில்ஸ்!". Vikatan (in Tamil). Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- "Vellaiya Irukiravan Poi Solla Maattan: Looking to Hit Out at Society's Prejudices". The New Indian Express.
- Review The New Indian Express
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