Whats ‘Fishy’ in Kollywood?

The latest trend in Kollywood seems to be ‘Fishing’. Yes, the current flavor of the season is fishermen stories in K-town.

Tamil films which are currently being shot are based on the life of fishermen and the lead protagonist plays a fishermen.
Topping this list is Maniratnam’s Kadal, which stars Karthik’s son Gautham and Radha’s daughter Thulasi, who make their debut with this movie. The film which is being shot in the seashore areas of Kerala & Tamilnadu, has its plot to be about fishermen.
Same is the case of Neerparavai, directed by National Award winning director Seenuramasamy with Vishnu and Sunaina in the leads. Vishnu plays a fishermen and the film is said to be about how society turns a loser in life in to a human.
Next on line which again has the plot that deals with the life of fishermen is Bharat Bala’s Mariyaan, which sees Dhanush playing the role of a fishermen. The film will see Dhanush playing a guy from a fishing village who goes abroad seeking better fortune. The film was shot Neeradi village in Kanyakumari, where Dhanush was seen sporting a big mustache.
Interestingly, both Mariyaan and Kadal has AR Rahman’s music.
Director Bejoy Nambiar’s bilingual David also seems to have a similar plot. The film is said to be a gangster comedy, which revolves around three characters who are all named David. The film which has an ensemble of cast, which is made in Tamil & Hindi and will also be released in Telugu (dubbed version) has Vikram playing the role of a fisherman named David.
The film’s cast include Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jeeva, Vinay, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani, Tabu, Nasser and John Vijay. While Neil & Vinay would play David in Hindi versions, the Tamil version would replace Neil with Jiiva as David.


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