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Starring: Srikanth, Vishnu, Poorna, Poonam Bajwa, Pooja.
Direction: Sudha K Prasad
Music: Selvaganesh
Production: Mano Akkineni
It is rare to see two movies of the same protagonist releasing on two consecutive Fridays. If Vishnu's Bale Pandiya released on September 3 to a good opening, Drohi will release on September 10. This time, Vishnu will share screen space with Srikanth who is making a comeback of sorts. Drohi is directed by Sudha K. Prasad, who was an erstwhile assistant of director Mani Ratnam.

Drohi has been produced by Mano Akineni and promises to be an edgy thriller. The very fact that the director is from Mani Ratnam's castle grabs attention of many. It is also an interesting fact that women directors are far and very few in Tamil cinema. Director Sudha raised many eyebrows when the trailer was launched as it was full of actions sequences and a racy theme while the popular notion among the audience is that women directors can make only feel good movies like Kanda Naal Mudhal.

Srikanth, a brahmin and Vishnu, from the slums of North Chennai are very close friends who dare to do anything for the other. But enmity brews between them when they react to situations around them, which make them foes for life. Come September 10 and you will know why the best friends become foes
and if they remain like this for good. The movie also has an overdose of beauty with Poorna, Poonam Bajwa and Pooja adding beauty and glamour to the setup.

Srikanth was last seen in Indira Vizha and Rasikkum Seemane which did not set the box-office on fire. The last role of substance he did was in Poo. So this movie must be a litmus test for him and he tries to make a comeback in K-town. He has done his homework for the movie by reducing his weight and shaving his mustache. He looks every bit a brahmin boy straight out of Mylapore. Vishnu, on the other hand, is quite excited about this project as this would be his second release in two weeks after Bale Pandiya. He would not want to miss his chance as well.

Director Sudha assures that Drohi would be an edge of the seat thriller and promises to hit the bull's eye in her first venture. Vishnu was so impressed with the script that he agreed to do the movie after reading it under three hours. The movie has been extensively shot in and around Chennai especially in the slums of North Chennai. As one would expect, this movie has guns, bullets, bloodshed and romance too. This would be as much a commercial entertainer as one can expect.

The music was released recently at Prasad labs in Chennai. V. Selvaganesh, whose first movie was Venilla Kabadi Kuzhu, has scored the music. The music has garnered decent attention among cine-goers. The camera has been handled by Alphonse Roy. Editing has been done by National award winner Sreekhar Prasad.

Drohi carries a lot of expectations of many. A lot is at stake for director Sudha, Srikanth and Vishu. There must be many crossed fingers in the crew. With the talk of NMA still alive, Bale Pandiya just released and Boss Engira Baskaran releasing on the same date, Drohi has a lot to compete with. Unless Sudha K. Prasad sticks to her promise that this would be an edge of the seat thriller and a good one at that, Drohi will find it hard to survive.

Tags : Drohi, Srikanth, Vishnu, Poorna, Poonam Bajwa, Pooja
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