Shankar who was once a romantic hero in the malayalam movies was wiped out from the lime light. He was a known actor in Tamil industry too in those days.Oru Thalayi Raagam was one of the noted movies of his. The movie was blessed with beautiful melodies. He had tried his luck in direction too through the movie Keralolsavam. Shankar is planning to direct in Tamil too. The movie is titled ‘Manal Nagaram’.Prajin,Jaice, Tejasvini and Gautham are starring in the movie. The script nad production of the movie is by M.I.Vasant Kumar. The plot of the movie is the life of some people who go abroad in search of job to the middle east countries. Shankar is also playing a role in this movie.