Published on 06 Jan 2016 | about 1 year ago
Kuselan is a 2008 Tamil drama film directed by P. Vasu. A remake of the Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol, it was produced by Pushpa Kandaswamy, Aswani Dutt and G. P. Vijayakumar in two languages. Kuselan stars Pasupathy and Meena in lead roles. Rajinikanth plays an extended cameo role, as does Nayantara. The film was simultaneously made in Telugu as Kathanayakudu with a slightly different cast. It is remade in Bollywood as Billu Barber
The plot revolves around a villager, who had shared a strong friendship with a popular cinema actor in his youth. However, due to their different careers they were forced to part ways, one becoming a national figure, the other, a village barber. Decades later, the actor returns to the village to participate in his film's shooting. Whilst the entire village become excited about the prospect of seeing the actor, the barber fears that his old friend would have forgotten him and would neglect him.
Kuselan opened to audiences on 1 August 2008, taking the third largest opening for a Tamil film up until the date of release. Despite the hype before release, the film ended up evoking negative reviews, mainly because it was termed as a Rajinikanth-starrer, although he made it clear that it was a guest appearance.