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Koorman: Janani Iyer Plays an Illusory Character in Psychological Thriller

Koorman, starring Janani, is a psychological thriller wherein the actor essays an illusory character, says Bryan B George, who makes his directorial debut with the upcoming Tamil film.


The first look of the film, backed by the MK Entertainment banner and co-produced by Suresh Marimuthu, was released on Sunday.

Speaking to Silverscreen India about Koorman, Bryan says, “In the first look poster, Janani will not be seen in the reflection and it’s a hint that she is an illusory character. A former love interest of the protagonist, she is not alive and can only be seen through his eyes.”

“The protagonist, portrayed by Rajaji of Moodar Koodam fame, is a mentalist employed by the police department. He resides in his home away from everyone and has been in isolation for 14 years, even cultivating his own food,” adds the director, who has also written the script, screenplay, dialogue, and a song for the film.

“A lot of people have organic farms now and that prompted me to write a story about a man who lives in isolation and cultivates his own produce,” says Bryan, adding that an interview of filmmaker Vetri Maaran talking about organic farming served as his inspiration.

Bala Saravanan, who is mostly seen in comic roles, will be essaying the role of the protagonist’s house help in Koorman.


Bryan adds that the film will also feature inanimate and non-human characters. “There are only four primary characters, the protagonist, the illusion, the house help, and a dog. The dog has a connection with Janani’s character. There is also a television set that is given the treatment of a character. It will be running continuously and during the silent portions, the TV will play a part,” explains the director, who calls Koorman a dialogue-driven film.

Koorman was shot by cinematographer Shakthi Arvind in Chennai and Chengalpettu in 2021. The music is composed by Tony Britto and the film features three songs.

The post production has been completed and the film is awaiting certification from the CBFC. Edited by S Devaraj, the current runtime is one hour and 55 minutes.

Bryan tells us the makers are aiming for a theatrical release this year.