Chimbudevan’s 'Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum'

Director Chimbudevan is a proven hand at comedy, and so, it is not surprising that his upcoming Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum is also in the same genre. “All my films so far have been in the fantasy comedy genre and this one too will satisfy those coming in with memories of those films. It is a contemporary film, and though Arai Enn 305-il Kadavul too was a contemporary fantasy, this one has a different backdrop,” assures the director.

Ask him about the three-year gap between his previous film (Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam) and this one, and he explains, “I was supposed to do a film with Dhanush, but due to unavoidable circumstances, it got pushed. To make a film, you need an entire team and you cannot predict how things might get delayed. I took this break to sharpen my skills as a filmmaker.”

So, he says he decided to do a quickie, as he had a script ready. “The lead character is a young man who has just finished college and Arul felt apt for the role as he is a casual actor; his features make it possible to mould him into any character that you want him to play. I had gotten introduced to him through director Pandiraj (who introduced the actor with Vamsam), and when I narrated the script, he liked it and suggested that we could do the film for his home banner. We started the film within a month of me narrating the story,” he says and adds that they could finish the film in one go as the film has very few locations — about six or seven, and all in Chennai.

The film, he says, is about the problems that crop up between five friends and how they get resolved. “In a addition to Arul, the major characters are played by Bindu Madhavi, Arshitha Shetty, Bhagavathy Perumal of Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom fame. We have a bunch of talented supporting actors like Nasser, MS Bhaskar, Delhi Ganesh and VS Raghavan,” he informs.

He has also put together a fine technical team — cinematographer SR Kathir, Moodar Koodam’s composer Natarajan Shankaran and lyricist Vairamuthu.


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