The film brings Senthil, Yogi Babu, Sathish and Namo Narayana together for the first time
The teaser of Shirish-starrer Pistha, directed by Ramesh Bhaarathi, was released by Yuvan Shankar Raja through his Twitter account. Billed as a comic caper, the film revolves around a slew of hilarious episodes which unfolds during a wedding which happens in a small town in Kumbakonam. Mrudula Murali and Arundhati Nair play female leads in the film, which has a bevy of artists like Gnanasambandam, Mahanadhi Shankar and Lollusabha Swaminathan among others.
Interestingly, this is the second film in Tamil with the title Pistha. KS Ravikumar had directed a movie with the same title in 1997 which had Karthik and Nagma essaying lead roles. Shirish, who shot to fame with Metro, was last seen in Raja Ranguski. This is the actor's first fun-filled entertainer. The teaser of the movie, which is of more than a minute's duration, has the comedians uttering funny one-liners which are expected to bring the house down.
The highlight of the film is the number of comedians who have come together. The legendary Senthil will share screen space with Yogi Babu, Sathish and Namo Narayana in the film. Yogi Babu has shared earlier that he is a huge fan of Senthil of the iconic Senthil-Goundamani duo, and now the former has got an opportunity to act along with him. Babu, who was the protagonist in Summer of 92, a segment of the recently released Navarasa, has close to two dozen films in his kitty, including biggies like Valimai, Beast, Doctor and Aranmanai 3.
Produced by Bhuvaneshwari Sambasivam and released by Dr Prabu Thilaak, Pistha has the director himself handling editing, while M Vijay has cranked the camera. Ramesh Bhaarathi was the editor of Shirish's debut film, Metro, which won the latter rave reviews for his acting. Dharan Kumar has composed music for the movie, which is also his 25th project.