Nambiar is a Tamil science fiction comedy film written and directed by debutante Ganeshaa. It stars comedian Santhanam in the title character, alongside Srikanth and Sunaina in the lead roles. Produced by Srikanth’s home production Golden Friday Films, the film is named after the veteran actor M. N. Nambiar who was famous for his villainous roles in yester-year Tamil cinema. Vijay Antony scored the soundtrack and original scores for the film. Ganesh, a former assistant to directors S. S. Rajamouli and Vikraman, announced plans in February 2013 that he would be making a film named Nambiar and had approached actor-music composer Vijay Antony to play the title role. However, due to his prior commitments, he turned down the lead role and agreed to compose music for the film. Subsequently Srikanth signed the film and agreed to make it his maiden production venture. Comedy actor Santhanam was approached to play another role sharing the same screen length with the lead actor. Actress Sunaina was signed in to play the female lead role. Srikanth’s wife Vandana made her entry as the costume designer of the film. Arya was asked to play an important guest role and shot for the film without demanding a remuneration.
Ganesh called this as his “dream project” and also approached Mohan Nambiar, son of veteran villain actor Nambiar and got formal permission from him before naming the film after the late actor. The shoot of the first schedule of the film was happening in Chennai in June 2013. The film’s release was delayed for two years, before the makers readied the project for release in August 2016.
Directed by Ganeshaa
Produced by S. Vandana & S. Shaalini
Written by Ganeshaa
Starring Srikanth, Santhanam, Sunaina, Delhi Ganesh, Jayaprakash
Music by Vijay Antony
Cinematography M. S. Prabhu
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Production Golden Friday Films
Release dates 19 August 2016