In 2005, Sreenivasan wrote a film I rather like a lot, Udayananu Tharam ("Udayan is the Star"), which told the story of Udayan (Mohanlal), an assistant film director who longs to write and direct a film of his own. Sreenivasan himself took on the role of Rajappan, a talentless actor who steals Udayan's script out from under him and transforms himself into the superstar Saroj Kumar.
Aside: it was remade in Hindi as the atrocious Short Kut: The Con is On. I still marvel at how such a terrific film could have been turned into such a turnip. But I digress. Because Saroj Kumar is back, in Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar:
Fingers crossed that Sreenivasan is in fine form, because when he is, you can expect a movie that's sharp and funny. Frankly? I'd pay the price of admission just to see his take on Rajnikanth.
I'm also happy to see Jagathy Sreekumar reprising his role as Pachalam Bhasi (one of my favorites in his filmography), plus?
This one is a two-fer, with Sreenivasan's son, Vineeth Sreenivasan (who was in one of my favorite films of 2011, Traffic,) also part of the cast:
Sigh. When is this DVD coming out? Sigh.