Actor and stand-up comedian Karthik Kumar has turned director with an untitled film. The film bankrolled by Yoodlee Films which earlier commissioned director Madhumita‘s KD Engira Karuppudurai deals with the bond forged between a grandfather and his NRI grandson.
Popular stand-up comedian and actor #KarthikKumar turns director… Filming of the movie – not titled yet – has commenced in #Chennai… Produced by Yoodlee Films [their second #Tamil film, after #KD #KaruppuDurai]… Explores the relationship between a grandfather and grandson. pic.twitter.com/sfZYbEZguf
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 11, 2019
The poster features an ensemble 80s cast K Bhagyaraj, Ambika, Pandiarajan, Manobala and, Chinni Jayanth in wacky costumes like a local superhero gang walking in the middle of the road. They do play ‘superheroes’ in the film who solve real-life issues to convince the grandson of something he strongly believes in. The film also stars child actors Lalith Adithya and Anisha along with actors Amruta Srinivasan, Kavithalaya Krishnan, Jaya Chandra, and Amjad.
On the technical front, Siddharth Ramaswamy will crank the camera, Girish Gopalakrishnan will score the music and still photographs clicked by Stills Ravi. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be announced.
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The film has been shot on the outskirts of Chennai and Kanchipuram and filming has been on for a while now. It will reportedly hit screens next year.
Meanwhile, Karthik Kumar has opened up an exclusive comedy club named SOCO (South Of Comedy) at Bamboo Bar, The Savera, Chennai for South-Indian standup comedians and to showcase theatre performances. He is also the co-founder of Evam Standup Tamasha.
Watch Karthik Kumar in Mani Ratnam’s, Alaipayuthey here: