Actress Anjali Nair, who is debuting with Nedunalvaadai, directed by Selvakannan, recently spoke about her experience on working as an air-hostess and an actress at the same time. She said she wanted to act in films with good scripts, and was not interested in the number of projects.
A statement released by the makers said that the actress might gain a special place in Tamil cinema with her performance in this film. According to a report, Anjali was studying in Pune while shooting for the film. She was later employed as an air hostess, and she said that it was exciting to be working in both fields.
Nedunalvaadai looks at the relationship between a man and his 70-year-old grandfather (Poo Ramu), and how things change with his grandfather and others after he falls in love with the character played by Anjali Nair.
Talking about the film, the director said, “In everyone’s life, there will be someone who sacrificed things for us. For me it was my friends, and that is this story. Those who see this film would have lived such a life, or would have longed to live such a life. 75 percent of the film is based on real life incidents. I saw Poo Ram as my grandfather throughout the film. The production for the film started 2 years back and faced delays due to various reasons.”
Saying that his film was different from other films that were shot in Tirunelveli, director Selvakannan told Times Of India: “There have been many action films set in Tirunelveli, but I don’t think any Tamil film has explored its nativity and way of life. My film is based in Tirunelveli, and I’ve shot it entirely there. Since I’m also from that place, it became easier for me.”
Debut director Selvakannan, who quit his engineering job to pursue a career in cinema, said that he has done his best to give a lively picture of his native Nellai district. The film was crowd-funded by his college friends, under the banner B Star Productions, and is set to release this Friday.
Poo Ramu, Mime Gopi, Elvis Alexander, Ajay Natraj, Senthikumari and Aindhu Kovilan star in pivotal roles. The music for the film is composed by Jose Franklin, the lyrics are by Vairamuthu, and editing is by Kasi Viswanathan.