Kani (or Karthika) launched her YouTube Channel Theater D, during the lockdown. The first feature on the channel is the web series, Oru Oorla Oru Raja. The show delves into Indian history in the form of storytelling, which is produced, shot and edited by Thiru. The filmmaker is married to director Thiru and is also the daughter of National Award-winning filmmaker Agathiyan.
About the show and the concept, Kani says, “Right from childhood, history has been my favourite subject and I always wanted to share this with the world. Historical content is not a genre that attracts people, and so, I decided to convey my ideas through the storytelling format.”
“Oru Oorla Oru Raja are the first words of any story we tell young children. I want to tell people that we must know our history since it enables us to understand the cultural ties and traditional values of the Indian sub-continent. The beauty and uniqueness of our country and how it changed with the coming of the invaders is what this series is about.”
This project gave its creator a lot of apprehensions, but since it has gone online, Kani says she has been inundated with positive feedback and praise for her efforts. She said, “To see the heart-warming response after the completion of two episodes, I am extremely happy and instilled with more confidence to proceed ahead and work harder to bring more content that is engaging and informative.”