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Vidaarth-Starrer ‘Carbon’ is About a Man Whose Dreams Come True

Carbon, the upcoming Tamil film starring actors Vidaarth and Dhanya Balakrishna, revolves around a protagonist whose dreams end up happening in reality, says director Sreenivasan.


Speaking to Silverscreen India, the filmmaker, who has previously helmed Vijay Antony’s Annadurai (2017), elaborates, “One day, he gets a dream that involves his father which he must try and stop from happening in reality. This is the crux of the film. There is a small time-loop portion as well. It is primarily a story about a father and son, but it combines various genres, such as drama, thriller and sci-fi.”

Sreenivasan, who has previously worked with director Bakkiyaraj Kannan on Sulthan (2021), says he often indulges in story discussions with Kannan and one such session prompted the idea of Carbon. 

“He (Kannan) shared with me that he was woken up in the middle of a dream one day. He was curious to know how that dream would end. I casually suggested to him that he could try repeating the activities of the day and see if the dream returned. This gave me the idea to write the script of Carbon, about recreating a day to make a certain dream come back. A similar concept is shown in the film,” he explains.

The trailer of the film was released by Vidaarth on social media on Saturday. Carbon is his 25th film.

“This role does not demand a superstar. Instead, I wanted an actor who could carry sympathetic roles and is also not very young. Vidaarth suited my needs. As for Dhanya, I chanced upon her while she was hosting an award show and felt that she would be apt as the female lead,” says Sreenivasan.

Vidaarth and Dhanya play a couple in the film. Other cast members include Marimuthu as Vidaarth’s father, Ajay Natraj as the antagonist, Munar Ramesh, Vikram Jagadish, Powlin, Vinod Sagar, and ‘Pichaikaran’ Murthy.


Carbon is produced by Benchmark Films.

Filming began in September 2020 and was wrapped this March. The film was completely shot in Chennai by cinematographer Vivekanand Santhosham and edited by KL Praveen. “About 60% of the film is shot with night effect,” adds Sreenivasan.

Sam CS has composed three songs for Carbon, which are sung by Chinmayi, Sathyaprakash, and Haricharan.

The film is in the final stages of post-production and the makers are yet to settle on a release date.

After Carbon, Sreenivasan notes that he will be working on a film titled Mechanic, which will feature a dual role at its core.