Silverscreen goes to the Kadhalai Thavira Verondrumillai press meet.
Kadhalai Thavira Verondrumillai is a movie about love and the consequences that the “wrong kind of love” can have on society. Directed by K Selvabarathy of Murattukalai fame, the film has a battalion of child artistes including his own sons, who share screen space with veteran actors. The director revealed at the press meet that he had even made a couple of two-year-olds act in the movie. “Our setting is a typical tuition centre and so we needed children of all ages. My heroine Saranya Mohan had a difficult time managing them all!” Given that children are notoriously hard to bring to order, the crew had to have a generous supply of chocolates at hand to keep them occupied. “In fact, there was a two-year-old boy who would act only if we gave him Kinderjoy. Quite a little rascal he was.” Selvabharathy also added that he wanted his mentor Manivannan in the lead. “This is the first movie I am producing and I really wanted Manivannan sir to be a part of it. Sadly, he is no more.”
Actress Saranya Mohan, who returns to Tamil movies after a brief hiatus, was reportedly very impressed with the working style of the director. “He used to explain scenes in detail. And I never had to memorise anything. For other movies, I used to have some notes handy, but I didn’t bother here.”
Composer Srikanth Deva claimed he’s been a fan of Selvabarathy ever since he watched the movie Hello and immediately agreed to work with him on Kadhalai… Also, Gaana Bala has rendered a song in this movie and has even shot for it.
Sattai hero, Yuvan, stars in this flick which is produced by Selvabarathy’s newly floated production house, Sen Movies. The director had decided to do away with the audio launch to honour the memory of his late mentor.