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Actor VR Dinesh to Make His Directorial Debut With ‘Vayiruda’

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VR Dinesh, the Tamil actor who is popularly known as Attakathi Dinesh, will be making his directorial debut with the Tamil film Vayiruda, the actor announced on social media on Monday. Dinesh will also be starring in the film.

The film’s cast and crew members have not yet been announced. However, the actor posted a first look poster featuring himself with a bow and arrow.

He also released a series of posters of the film, featuring a man meditating under a tree and sketches of natural landscapes.

When Silverscreen India contacted him, he said that the film was at the pre-production stage.

“There are starved stomachs, full stomachs and ultimately, every emotion is connected to the stomach. The film’s story will focus on this aspect. This is all that I can reveal at the moment,” Dinesh said.

Vayiru translates to stomach in Tamil.

“I am also acting in the film and the rest of the actors will be announced shortly. At the moment, we are in talks with Neelam Productions although nothing is final yet,” Dinesh said. Neelam Productions is the home banner of filmmaker Pa Ranjith.

Dinesh said he has written the script along with a few writers whose names will be revealed soon. He  added the cast will comprise newcomers and known faces.

Dinesh acted in several Tamil films, including E (2006), and Aadukalam (2011), before his breakthrough film Attakathi (2012), which was directed by Pa Ranjith. After the film was critically acclaimed and commercially successful, Dinesh went on to feature in several Tamil films including the thriller drama Tamizhuku En Ondrai Azhuthavum (2015) and action crime film Kabali (2016). He was also part of Vetri Maaran’s Visaranai (2015) that won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil in 2016. He was last seen in the comedy-drama Naanum Single Thaan that released this February.

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