The teaser of Sivakarthikeyan’s next film Mr Local was launched on Feb 17th as a birthday special for the star who turns 34 on Sunday. The teaser presents the image of a fun entertainer pitting the ‘local’ (and jobless?) Siva (playing Manohar) against the powerful, dominating, professional achiever Keerthana (Nayanthara) who hates ‘local pasanga’. Sparks fly but inevitably one assumes that the hero will convince the heroine and get her hand.
The film looks quite typical, and one hopes that director Rajesh has enough comedy elements in store. The presence of Sathish, Yogi Babu and of course Siva himself, hints at some potentially rip-roaring comedy scenes. The plot definitely seems to have traces of Superstar Rajinikanth’s Mannan in which Vijayashanti played the dominant heroine character who wields total control over all.
Nayanthara looks glamorous but her styling and attitude remind us of her look in many other films. The song sequences shot abroad with many group dancers accompanying the lead pair, have the look and feel of Rajesh’s previous hit films.
Mr Local is set for release on May 1st. The film is produced by Studio Green and will be released in the state by Sakthi Film Factory. Hiphop Tamizha’s songs for the film will be released soon.