Reporting on the Indru Netru Naalai press meet by Niveda Manohar, and photos by Sriram Narasimhan.
Indru Netru Naalai, as the teaser would indicate, is a movie about time travel and how the hero’s life changes because of a time machine.
The stage was set up with a giant poster of the lead actor Vishnu Vishal and Karunakaran taking a selfie with the Mahatma himself. The quote on the poster roughly translated to “If you have a time machine you could meet Gandhi-thatha, and also witness your own thatha’s wedding!”
Personally, I just wish I had one to reclaim the long time spent waiting for the event to begin.
The film’s crew spoke on how difficult it was to shoot the scenes in which the time machine was involved, as the property was not ready until a few weeks into the shoot. Vishnu complained that the debut director Ravikumar made him do all the hard work while he let the lead actress Mia George rest most of the time. He also thanked actor Arya, who has played a cameo in the film. Ravikumar said that he had always been intrigued by the concept of time travel, and even though there were plays and comics based on the concept, it never made it to the big screen in Tamil.
Producer CV Kumar said that Indru Netru Naalai would be a very important film in his career as it involves a lot of hard work from the film’s crew. The film’s music composer HipHop Thamizha Aadhi could not attend the event, as he was in Coimbatore for his PhD exam. Wow.
Indru Netru Naalai is directed by R. Ravikumar, and stars Viishnu Vishal, Karunakaran and Mia George in lead roles. Cinematography is by A.Vasanth and editing by Leo John Paul.