Directed by debutant Manojkumar Natarajan, Velvet Nagaram is a women centric psychological thriller starring Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead. The trailer of the film released today.
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In the one minute fifty second trailer, we see that the film is based on the forest fire in Kounji forest near Kodaikanal. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who is known for her bold characterization in films, plays a journalist. She reveals that the incident was not a forest fire but a planned attack.
Meanwhile, Ramesh Tilak and a group of gangsters go to her house, and attack her for money. For a few seconds there’s an action sequence – the reason for which is unknown – and then a voice over says, “Namma kola panna varala, kollai adikka vandhurukkom (We have not come here to kill. We came to smuggle).” Now we know the gangsters are in the house to steal, but their connection to the forest fire shown at the start is a suspense we’ll probably only learn from the film.
Earlier, in an interview with Deccan Chronicle, director Manoj said, “The story revolves around the heroine. Varalaxmi portrays the central character who comes to the city to investigate the atrocities meted out to Adivasis belonging to Kodaikanal. The subsequent predicament she faces, and how intelligently the truth is revealed, form the crux.”
The film has been shot in Chennai and features Ramesh Thilak, Arjai and Malavika of Super Singer fame. Achu Rajamani, who composed music for Urumeen and Yaanum Theeyavan, is handling music for the film.
Varalakshmi Sarathkumar’s other films on her plate are Balaji Mohan’s Maari 2, Muthukumaran’s Kanni Raasi, G Shankar’s Ammayi, Sundar C’s Madha Gaja Raja, Suresh’s Neeya 2, Shakthi, Paambhan and an untitled film with JK. Reports also suggest that she will play VK Sasikala in The Iron Lady, a biopic on former late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha, directed by Priyadharshini.
Watch the trailer here: