Actor Santhanam is in a rough spell at the moment, and the velocity in which he was churning out projects has decelerated. The actor has not delivered a solid commercial success in a long time, and is desperately in need of one to hold on to his image as a bankable lead hero. The Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya actor was last seen on screens in the comedy drama Agent Kannayiram which hit the theaters under the direction of film maker Manoj Beedha with actress Riya Suman as the female lead. The entertainer did not live up to the expectations of the audience. Hence, had a bad commercial business. The Dhilluku Dhuddu actor has now put that behind him, and is gearing up for the release of his upcoming venture. Director S Prem Anand has written and directed the drama. The project which went on floors some time ago with a small pooja ceremony, is now wrapped and sent to the post production stage.
The production unit has now shared the title reveal teaser on social media. The entertainer has been christened DD Returns. Actor Santhanam himself has shared the teaser. Taking to his official twitter account, the actor dropped the title reveal teaser, and wrote, “DD Returns அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!” Here is the tweet made by the actor.
அனைவருக்கும் இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!😊🥳
@iampremanand @RKEntrtainment @Surbhiactress @dopdeepakpadhy @ofrooooo @dineshashok_13 @onlynikil @thinkmusicindia pic.twitter.com/ZdkGwjt4s8
— Santhanam (@iamsanthanam) April 14, 2023
One-minute odd title reveal teaser opens to a voiceover in French language, “Life is like a game. There are many players. If you do not play with them, they will play with you.” We witness actor Santhanam with his two sidekicks enter a spooky dilapidated bungalow. The title reveal teaser ends with a humor bit, where Santhanam instructs his friends to go search in different directions. Just about when they diverge, a drawer keeps opening repeatedly in a strange manner even after getting closed twice. Annoyed, Santhanam draws out the drawer completely from the table and casts it aside, and asks them to go. There is news that the production team is eyeing to bring the movie to theaters for summer holidays this season, and are working on reserving a date. An official announcement regarding the same is expected to be made soon.
DD Returns is touted to be a horror comedy. Apart from actor Santhanam, DD Returns has actress Surbhi portraying the female lead role. The casting department of the drama has actors Redin Kingsley, Maran, Pradeep Rawat, Masoom Shankar, Fesi Vijayan, Motta Rajendran, Munishkanth, Dheena, Bipin, Thanga Durai, Deepa, Saidai Sethu, and Manasai essaying various other supporting roles. Music director ofRo will be composing music for the flick. Cinematographer Dipak Kumar Padhy has been behind camera for the movie. Editor N B Srikanth has been roped in to edit the venture. Art director A R Mohan has erected sets for the movie. Stunt master Hari Dinesh has choreographed action moves for the drama. The entertainer is bankrolled by C Ramesh Kumar under the production label RK Entertainment.
On the work front, actor Santhanam who was last seen on screens in Agent Kannayiram is currently busy shooting for his upcoming venture titled Kick under the direction of director Prashant Raj in which he will be sharing screen space with actress Tanya Hope. There are also talks that the actor might again play comedian for actor Ajith Kumar’s AK 62 which is set to be directed by story teller Magizh Thirumeni. Apart from these dramas, the actor has his long-delayed film Server Sundaram directed by storyteller Anand Balki in which he will be seen alongside actress Vaibhavi Shandilya in the box waiting to see the light of day.