Raja Rani is a 2013 Tamil romantic comedy film directed by debutant Atlee, (who previously worked with Shankar as an assistant on Enthiran (2010)) and produced by AR Murugadoss in association with Fox Star Studios. The film features Arya and Nayantara in the lead roles with Jai, Nazriya Nazim, Santhanam and Sathyaraj appearing in other pivotal roles. It received ‘U’ Certificate from Central Board of Film Certification. The film released worldwide on 27 September 2013. The film received generally positive reviews from critics. .
Ethir Neechal is a 2013 Tamil comedy drama film written and directed by R. S. Durai Senthilkumar, a former assistant to Vetrimaran and produced by Dhanush. Sivakarthikeyan, Priya Anand and Nandita play lead roles. The movie released on May 1, 2013 to positive reviews from critics as well as the audience.
Maryan is an upcoming Indian Tamil drama thriller film directed by Bharat Bala starring Dhanush alongside Parvathi Menon. Produced by Venu Ravichandran, the film has music and background score composed by A. R. Rahman, and cinematography by Marc Koninckx. The film revolves around a story of human survival adapted from a newspaper article of a real-life crisis event, when three oil workers from India were kidnapped and taken hostage in Sudan by mercenaries. The film is an emotional journey of a common man to an unknown place with the hope to come home and lead a better life. The film will release in Auro 3D sound format. on selective screens in India and worldwide on 19 July 2013.