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Vemal-Starrer ‘Kulasamy’ is a Rural Action Film about an Auto Driver, Says Actor-Filmmaker Sharavana Shakthi

Actor Vemal, who was last seen in the web series Vilangu, will soon be seen as an auto driver in the upcoming, Tamil rural action film Kulasamy.


The makers released the first-look poster of the film via social media recently.

Kulasamy is directed by actor-filmmaker Sharavana Shakthi and produced by P IlayaRaja, V Karthikeyan, and V Muthukumar. Sharavana Sakthi, who was last seen in Rajavamsam, has previously directed Dhandayuthapani (2007), Nayagan (2008), and Billa Pandi (2018).

Speaking to Silverscreen India about his upcoming directorial, he says, “Kulasamy is an action film set against a contemporary, rural backdrop, with an element of revenge. There is no romantic arc and Vemal plays the role of an auto driver. One of his passengers, a girl, is raped and murdered. At the same time, his sister, who goes to college, also dies and her body gets donated to a medical college. As women associated with him die, the story deals with how he solves the mystery behind the crimes and avenges their deaths.”

The director notes that the film is loosely based on true events that took place in Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu, back in 2018. “I wrote the script during the lockdown and we completed the filming in 2021. We shot in Madurai and villages near Puducherry,” he adds. The cinematographer has been handled by Ravi Chandran.


Interestingly, the dialogues of Kulasamy have been penned by actor-producer Vijay Sethupathi. About this, Sharavana says, “I’ve acted with him in Maamanithan. I told him about this script and requested him to write the dialogues. Due to Covid-19, since most of us were indoors, he had some spare time to pen the dialogues for this film.”

The filmmaker has also acted in the film, and the cast includes Tanya Hope, Bose Venkat, Vinothini, Karna Raja, and Mahanathi Shankar, among others.

Kulasamy is edited by Gopi Krishnan, while Kanal Kannan has choreographed the stunt sequences. The music has been composed by Mahalingam and the film includes two songs.

Kulasamy is currently in the final stages of post-production and Sharavana tells us it will get a theatrical release, later this summer.

After this film, Sharavana is set to direct Glassmate, which he calls a “fun script against the consumption of alcohol.”