Manikandan will be next seen in Lover, which is set to be released in theatres on February 9
The trailer for Lover, the upcoming Tamil film starring actor Manikandan in the lead role, was released by the makers on social media on Saturday. The film is set to hit theatres on February 9.
The trailer for Lover focuses heavily on the courtship period between the couple, played by Manikandan and Sri Gouri Priya. The film is written and directed by Prabhuram Vyas in his feature film debut. He made the web series Livin earlier. Manikandan was last seen in the 2023 hit film Good Night, in which he portrayed the role of Motor Mohan, a man whose snoring problem creates a rift in his marital life. It is to be noted that Manikandan’s Lover will be hitting theatres along with Lal Salaam, starring Vishnu Vishal, Vikranth and Rajinikanth in cameo roles.
The trailer begins with Manikandan sending a voicemail to his girlfriend, wishing her a happy birthday. As the two-minute-long trailer progresses, we see Lover seeming to concentrate on modern-day relationships, breakups, and how couples patch up. There are also instances of taking the next step, financial insecurity, and trust between them. The trailer also introduces the concept of what a healthy relationship is. In due course, we also see how the couple passes through various stages of their relationship. The trailer ends with the audience left to guess if the couple will reunite amid all their conflicts. Earlier, the makers had released the teaser for the film, which showed the toxicity and how anger can get the best out of people.
Besides Manikandan, the film also stars Sri Gouri Priya, Kanna Ravi, Saravanan, Geetha Kailasam, Harish Kumar, Nikhila Shankar, Rini, Pintu Pandu, and Arunachaleshwaran, among others. It is backed by Nazerath Pasilian, Magesh Raj Pasilian, and Yuvaraj Ganesan under the banner of Million Dollar Studios and MRP Entertainment, which earlier produced the 2023 success film Good Night starring Manikandan. The music is scored by Sean Roldan, with the film’s cinematography handled by Shreyaas Krish. Barath Vikraman served as the editor.