Titanic, the upcoming Tamil film starring actors Kalaiyarasan and Anandhi, will be a romantic comedy revolving around three couples, says director M Janakiraman.
Produced by CV Kumar under the Thirukumaran Entertainment banner, the film is set to release in theatres on May 6. It is written and directed by Janakiraman, who has previously assisted filmmakers Sudha Kongara, Balaji Mohan, and Bala.
Speaking about his directorial debut, Janakiraman says, “Titanic is a romantic comedy and a feel-good entertainer. It will be on the lines of Aan Paavam (1985), where serious situations are laced with comedy. The film will focus on three love stories of people from different walks of life: a village farmer, a graduate, and a wealthy IT professional.”
While Kalaiyarasan and Anandhi play the lead couple (the graduate’s love story), Kaali Venkat essays the farmer, with Madhumita starring opposite him. Debutant Raghav Vijayan and Ashna Zaveri play the wealthy couple.
Janakiraman has written the script, screenplay, and dialogues of the upcoming film. “I began working on this script about six or seven years ago. Once I finished writing it, I pitched it to CV Kumar and everything fell into place perfectly,” he says.
The film has been shot by cinematographer Ballu and edited by Radhakrishnan Dhanapal and Ignatius Aswin.
Kaali Venkat’s rural track was shot in the outskirts of Coimbatore, while Kalaiyarasan and Anandhi’s portions were filmed in Kodaikanal. Zaveri and Raghav’s sequences were completed in Chennai.
Titanic’s music has been composed by Nivas K Prasanna and the film features five songs. “All of them will be of different genres. There is a montage song, a folk number sung by actor Silambarasan, and a philosophical song,” the director reveals.
The filmmaker adds that the film has been certified ‘U’. “We were supposed to release the film before the pandemic, but production was halted due to the lockdowns,” explains Janakiraman, adding, “We wanted to release it in theatres because this is the type of film that will work better when audiences watch it in numbers. It has infectious comedy and will be a stressbuster.”
After Titanic, Janakiraman is working on another comedy script.