Vellitherai (English: Silver Screen) is a 2008 Tamil drama film directed by debutant Viji, previously a dialogue writer. It is a remake of 2005 Malayalam Film "Udayananu Tharam" starring Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Meena, Mukesh with some changes.The film stars Prithviraj, as an assistant director hoping to make it big and Gopika, his love interest in the lead roles. Prakash Raj, the producer of the movie, also plays a prominent role in the movie. Shooting had taken place in India, Indonesia, and Australia. The film's score and soundtrack, are composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, with many songs altered from the original. It is a remake of Rosshan Andrrews's Malayalam film, Udayananu Tharam, which in turn has its climax adapted from the 1999 Hollywood film Bowfinger. Popular stars like Jayam Ravi and Trisha Krishnan play cameos as themselves in the film. The film received favorable reviews but commercial failure at the box office.