After carving out a niche for himself in the Malayalam film industry, Tovino Thomas is all set to enter Kollywood. The young actor has bagged a role in the BR Vijayalakshmi directorial, which is to be produced by ace lens man Santosh Sivan.
BR Vijayalakshmi, the first lady cinematographer in Asia, took to direction with the movie Paatu Padava that had SP Balasubramaniam and Rahman playing the lead roles with Ilayaraja composing the tunes. In her long career, she has wielded the camera for about 22 films with her first one being the K Bagyaraj directorial Chinna Veedu in 1985. The Tovino Thomas – BR Vijayalakshmi – Santosh Sivan project is reportedly in the initial stages. The title and the rest of the cast and crew are expected to be announced very soon. According to sources, the actor is excited at the prospect of making his debut in Tamil and working with a legend like BR Vijayalakshmi.
Tovino Thomas started this year at the box office with the Prithviraj starrer Ezra in which he played an important role. Mexican Aparatha and Godha, which had him in the lead role, turned out to be hits as well. The actor has a number of films in his kitty including Tharangam, Mayandi and Tick Tock that are slated for release this year. He also has a multi-lingual film in his kitty titled Hano 3D, which will mark his debut in Portuguese and Italian.
The actor made his debut with the short film Grisaille in 2011 and his debut in the film industry came a year later with the movie ABCD. In 2014, he won several awards including Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor – Malayalam, SIIMA Awards -Best Supporting Actor (Malayalam), and Asiavision Awards-Best Supporting Actor for his role in Ennu Ninte Moideen.
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