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Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli Starrer ‘Yaamaa’ is a Psycho-Thriller Set Over One Night

Yaamaa is an upcoming Tamil film starring Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli and newcomer Vijullesh in the lead roles. The second look poster of the film, written and directed by debutant filmmaker Syed H, was released by producer SR Prabhu on social media on Friday.


The film is backed by Senthilkumar Rajendran while S Jaisankar serves as the executive producer.

Speaking to Silverscreen India, Syed said, “Yaamaa means night in Tamil and we chose this title because the story happens over the course of one night. It is a psycho-thriller about a protagonist who gets caught in unfortunate circumstances. The story is set in a hill station backdrop.”

“Vijullesh and Lakshmi are playing the leads. Towards the end, it is Lakshmi’s character that will drive the story from pre-climax to climax. Her theatre background adds a lot to her character,” said the director, adding that he knew Vijullesh through his friends’ circle.

Syed, who has also written the screenplay, revealed that director-actor A Venkatesh, who has previously essayed a negative role in Angaadi Theru (2010), will be playing the antagonist in Yaamaa. “These three are the primary characters. It is a film that will be easy for the audience to connect to.”

Syed began to write the script about two years ago. “Thrillers are in demand in the industry these days. As a newcomer, on a minimum budget and with minimum guarantee, I could either make a horror or a thriller film. I chose to go with the latter,” he said.

Yaamaa went on floors in November 2020 and was completed in a 30-day schedule. It was shot by cinematographer S Sakthivel in Yercaud and is currently in the final stages of post-production.


LV Muthu Ganesh has composed the music for the film, which features only one song. The runtime of the film, which has been edited by Anand Geraldin, is just under two hours.

“We have been getting offers from OTT platforms, but we are waiting to see if theatres will reopen by the time our final cut is ready. We will look into our options at that time. As a debut director, I have a wish to see my film in theatres, but we need to look at the situation also,” Syed noted.