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Actor Vetri to Star in ‘Edge-of-the-Seat Thriller’ Directed by Shyam Manoharan

Vetri At The 'Jiivi' Success Meet
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Vetri, the Tamil actor who rose to fame with his performances in 8 Thottakal (2017) and Jiivi (2019), will be collaborating with debutant director Shyam Manoharan for his next film.

“This film will be an edge-of-the-seat thriller as the story happens over the course of a night,” Vetri told Silverscreen India

The film is produced by Picture Box Company’s Alexander, and will mark the debut production of the company which had earlier distributed films like Iraivi and Karuppan

“The interesting aspect of this film is the characters. Though there are only a few characters, none of their flashbacks will be established as the story will take place in just one night between 11 pm and 4 am,” Vetri told Silverscreen India

Shyam, who has worked on advertisement commercials, said that he was looking for a producer who welcomed new ideas. He said when he narrated the script to Alexander, he instantly agreed to back the project. According to the makers, Vetri was their first choice as the actor has been experimenting with different kinds of stories. 

“We have planned a single schedule shoot in a dense forest for around 35 days. The location scouting and auditions to cast for other characters are underway. Once everything is finalised, we hope to begin the shoot in July,” Vetri said. 

Vetri said that this film deserved to be watched in theatres.

Speaking about his upcoming projects, Vetri said that he had signed an untitled project which will be helmed by debutant director Deva, who has earlier assisted director Myskin.

“I want to do films that have interesting characters and screenplay. I am also open to debutants with good scripts,” he said. 

Vetri was last seen in C/O Kaadhal, a Tamil anthology film which released on Netflix in February. He has several projects awaiting release, including Memories, Vanam, Jothi and Theengirai.

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