Sibiraj starrer Walter is releasing this Friday and the cast and crew of the film met the press recently to discuss the film. The film is directed by Anbu and produced by Shruthi Tilak for 11:11 Productions. This film marks the debut of actor Yamini Sundara, and also the debut of art director Elayaraja.
Walter deals with child trafficking, which the makers say is quite prevalent in Tamil Nadu. Anbu wanted to make a film on this subject, he’d said earlier, “I often came across news articles and stories about missing children and babies. It affected me a lot, and that’s how I decided to make this movie.” The research on the film led the director down a dark path. Some of the facts and statistics really surprised him he said. “I have tried as much as I could to share some of the facts that I unearthed through my film, they really shocked me. I feel that this will be a milestone film, especially for Sibiraj who has done a wonderful job.”
Executive Producer Prabhu Tilak said, “As a producer, I decided to make films that have a social impact too. Walter is a film that has a message, and also some commercial elements. Our team has had some debates, but that is how the creative process works. We have made something we all believe in.” The female lead in the film is being played by actress Shirin Kanchwala. She was all praise for her co-stars. She said, “I have a good role in this film, and I am really thankful to my team for the effort they have put in.”
Actor Natty who plays an important role in the movie, said, “This is a film with a good, engaging script. I am sure that the message in the movie will be appreciated by everyone. I hope that the movie creates awareness and some good omes out of it.”
At the helm of the movie, is director Anbu, he said, “Sibiraj chose this script out of the two that I had taken to him. I am really excited about Walter’s release. Everyone has worked hard towards making this film a reality, and I hope that our effort pays off.”
Playing the leading man is actor Sibiraj. Speaking of the social angle of the film, he said, “Walter is a good script, with a good message. And when you put good out into the universe, it attracts more good. The film has been on an interesting journey, and is finally ready for the audiences.”
It was revealed at the pre-release event that Sun TV has acquired the satellite rights of the film.