Nakul, Mrudhula Basker, Atul Kulkarni
Vallinam is an upcoming Tamil Sports drama film based on basketball game directed by Arivazhagan Venkatachalam and produced by Aascar Ravichandran.
The film features Nakul as a Basketball Player and newcomer Mrudhula Basker in the lead roles.
The film was earlier titled as Acham Thavir and planned with Arulnithi in the lead role, who later opted out. This film revolves around a basketball player and Nakul underwent special training to "ensure that he lived the role rather than act".
Telugu actress Bindu Madhavi was initially signed to portray the lead female character.
However, reports in November 2011 confirmed that she was dropped from the project since the director and the crew were not impressed with her performance.
She was subsequently replaced film by a newcomer Mrudhula, while other reports during production claimed that Nakul had been replaced by Jai, although this proved untrue.
Latest addition marathi actor Atul Kulkarni is playing a crucial role in this film. Siddharth Jonnalagadda who acted in the telugu film Love Before Wedding was selected to play another villain.
During production, the makers of the film ran into crowd trouble with students attempting to get autographs from Nakul when he was preparing for the shoot, they were subsequently prevented in doing so from the crew of the film prompting a student protest. The team worked for 72 hours without break for a particular scene which was shot near the Chengalpet railway station