Director Vetrimaaran shot a few scenes for his upcoming film Visaranai at Cinema Pattarai, Balu Mahendra’s film school. The filmmaker, who passed away recently, had wanted his school premises to be used for shooting. Vetrimaaran, who learnt film-making under the tutelage of Balu Mahendra, decided to shoot some portions of Visaranai there to make his late guru’s dream come true.
Visaranai, a one-hour movie, features actors Dinesh and Anandhi. Director Samuthirakani plays an integral role and GV Prakash composes music.
It was earlier speculated that Cinema Pattarai had been shut down after the filmmaker’s death. Balu Mahendra’s family was not available to comment.