The film in question is being backed by director Vignesh Shivan, and helmed by his associate Vinayak V. A romantic drama, the film has Krishnakumar (aka KK) playing the lead.
Vinayak says, “Though it’s a romance drama, it’s not the regular boy-meets-girl movie. This film will take the audience on a nostalgic trip, with the hero reminiscing about his past and reliving those memories. Since this is a love story, the film will be musically driven. We will be finalising the composer soon.”
The title, the director says, is also relevant to the story. So, what prompted him to rope in KK and Jonita for the film? “After seeing Soorarai Pottru, I felt he would be apt for the role. He has a theatre background. Since I needed a method actor, I feel KK is the best find. As for Jonita, I needed a fresh face. As a person, she has certain characteristics which are very similar to what I’ve sketched for the character. She listened to the narration and came on board. I didn’t have to coax her because she loved the role,” says Vinayak.
The young director, who has worked as an associate to Vignesh since The Times of India’s Namma Chennai Chance-ey Illa campaign, says he first narrated the script to his mentor. “He is like my guru. I am looking forward to this journey,” he adds. The team has already begun shooting in Chennai, and will soon be moving to Pondicherry to can the rest of the film.