Actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar was last seen on screens in a supporting role in the neo noir action thriller Michael which hit the theaters under the direction of story teller Ranjit Jeyakodi with actor Sundeep Kishan in the lead role. The entertainer opened to mixed response, and did not live up to the hype it generated. Now, the Tharai Thappattai actress has moved on, and is gearing up for the release of her next venture christened Kondraal Paavam in which she has essayed the lead role. Actor Santhosh Prathap has played her love interest in the drama. Director Dayal Padmanabhan has helmed the flick. Writer John Mahendran has helped with the dialogues. The venture which went on floors with a small pooja ceremony some time ago, has now been wrapped, and is in the post production.
Now, the production house has unveiled the teaser of the flick on social media along with its release date. Earlier there was news that the entertainer will skip theatrical release, and will be out in an OTT streaming platform. But now it has been announced that the film will have a theatrical release, and will be released on 10th of March this year. Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu has shared the teaser. Taking to her official twitter account, the actress dropped the teaser of Kondraal Paavam, and wrote, “Fresh & intriguing! Looks like Varalaxmi Sarathkumar is gonna kill it! Here’s the teaser of Kondraal Paavam. Catch it on the big screen on Mar 10!” Here is the post made by the actress.
Fresh & intriguing!! Looks like @varusarath5 is gonna KILL IT!
Here's the teaser of #KondraalPaavam: https://t.co/xgCFGMqJT7
Catch it on the big screen on Mar 10!@ActorSanthosh @EinfachStudios @dayalpadmanaban pic.twitter.com/PWafnvrd1c
— Samantha (@Samanthaprabhu2) February 23, 2023
The one-minute odd teaser opens with Santhosh Prathap asking a character, “Madam, what do you think about the betrayal of trust?” We are then given a glimpse at few eerie shots. Following which we have actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar saying, “If he’s destined to die in our hands, nobody can change that.” Kondraal Paavam is the adaptation of a play in Kannada written by Shri Mohan Habbu. Director Dayal Padmanabhan has helmed the story both in kannada and Telugu. Speaking about the project to a leading media house in the state, director Dayal Padmanabhan said, “Kondraal Paavam is a crime drama that unfolds over a single night. The film is set in the 1980’s at the backdrop of an isolated bungalow in Dharmapuri. It is a story of an unmarried woman essayed by Varalaxmi Sarathkumar who lives with her family in the house. One fine night, a traveler played by Santhosh Prathap knocks on their door seeking lodging overnight. The flick is about the events that happen during the course of the night. It is an interesting idea. I am positive the audience will have a great cinematic experience watching the film.”
Besides actors Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, and Santhosh Prathap, the casting division of the drama has actors Eswari Rao, Charlie, Manobala, Jaya Kumar, Meesai Rajendran, Subramaniam, Siva, Imran, Sendrayan, TSR Srinivasan, Yazar, Kavitha Bharathi, Tiger Thangadurai, and Kalyani Mahadhavi playing various other supporting roles. Music directors Sam C S and Mohan Habbu have handled musical instruments for the flick. Cinematographer Chezhiyan has been behind camera for the venture. Editor Preethi Babu has edited the movie. Art director Vithal Kosanam has erected sets for the project. The entertainer is bankrolled by Pratap Krishna, and Manoj Kumar for the production company Einfach Studios along with Dayal Padmanabhan for the production label D Picture.
On the work front, actress Varalaxmi Sarathkumar who had her last outing in Michael is currently busy shooting for her upcoming Tamil ventures titled Sabari crafted by debutant director Anil Katz, for Pirandhal Parasakthi scripted by Om Vijay, and for Colors filmed by director Nissar. The actress is also busy shooting for her next Telugu ventures christened Hanu Man crafted by storyteller Prasanth Varma, and for her Kannada film Lagaam. Apart from these projects, the actress also has Pamban helmed by storyteller A. Venkatesh in the post-production stage getting fine-tuned for release.
On the other hand, actor Santhosh Prathap who was last seen on screens in Tamil in Dear Death is currently gearing up for a successive release in the likes of Pisaasu 2 helmed by storyteller Mysskin in which he has shared the screen space with actress Andrea Jeremiah, The Road scripted by Arun Vaseegaran in which he will be seen alongside actress Trisha Krishnan, and Meendum Vaa Arugil Vaa filmed by J Jaya Rajendra Cholan in which he has co starred with actress Saipriya Deva.