Katha Nayagan (2017 film)
|Directed by||Tha. Muruganantham|
|Produced by||Vishnu Vishal|
|Written by||Tha. Muruganantham|
|Music by||Sean Roldan|
|Edited by||R. Sridharan|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|8 September 2017|
Katha Nayagan (English: Lead Hero) is a 2017 Indian Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Tha. Muruganantham. Produced by Vishnu, the film also features him in the lead role alongside Catherine Tresa, Anandaraj, and Soori. There is a guest appearance of Vijay Sethupathi in the film that makes it even more special for the audience. Featuring music composed by Sean Roldan, the venture began production in September 2016. The film was released on 8 September 2017 and received mixed reviews from the film critics and audience.
- Vishnu Vishal as Thambidurai
- Catherine Tresa as Kanmani
- Anandaraj as Dubai Sheik
- Soori as Annadurai
- Saranya Ponvannan as Thambidurai's mother
- Jeeva Ravi as Thambidurai's father
- Meera Krishnan as Kanmani's mother
- K. Natraj as Subramani, Kanmani's father
- Aruldoss as Doss
- Rajendran as Mike Maari (orchestra singer)
- Athulya as Kanmani's friend
- Siddharth Vipin as Doctor
- Manobala as Swamy
- Swaminathan as Mani
- Durga as Durga, Thambidurai's sister
- Boxer Arumugam as Singam
- Kovai Babu as Saravanan
- Jeyaraj as Saravanan's father
- Dakshayini as Saravanan's mother
- Maayi Sundar
- Dr. Arun Chinniah
- Vijay Sethupathi in a special appearance as Dr. Phoenix Raj
- Tha. Muruganantham special appearance in song "Sunday Na Bottle Edu"
- Shobi special appearance in song "Sunday Na Bottle Edu"
- M. Sherif special appearance in song "On Nenappu"
Vishnu announced the film in September 2016, revealing that he would produce and star in a comedy film directed by newcomer Muruganandham. The film began later that month, with Soori also joining the cast and Sean Roldan signed on as the music composer. Actress Catherine Tresa signed the film after her other film with Vishnu, Shankar Dayal's Veera Dheera Sooran, got shelved. In early November 2016, Vishnu announced that the film would be titled Katha Nayagan. Silambarasan has given an opening voice over in the film and whereas Vijay Sethupathi has done a guest appearance.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||8 Aug, 2017|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|Sean Roldan chronology|
|1.||"Kathanayagan The Hero"||Sean Roldan||Sean Roldan||2:41|
|2.||"On Nenappu"||GKB||Anirudh Ravichander||3:13|
|3.||"Tappu Tippu"||Tha. Muruganantham||Mukesh||3:02|
|4.||"Sunday Na Bottle Edu"||Ravi G||Ravi G||3:15|
|5.||"Rise of a Hero" (Instrumental)||2:19|
The satellite rights of the film were sold to STAR Vijay. Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion wrote "Kathanayagan, directed by Tha. Muruganantham, is full of potential running gags that aren’t allowed to… run. Everything comes and goes. Nothing sticks."
- "A laugh-riot in the making". www.deccanchronicle.com/. 14 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.