National Award-winning filmmaker Gnana Rajasekaran, who is awaiting the release of forthcoming Tamil-English biopic Ramanujan, says making biopics is "challenging" as they need to have modern day relevance for audiences.
"I felt the story of Ramanujan would be relevant for today's youth. That's why I decided to make it as a film. It has a trigger point that will pique audience's interest. Biopics need to have a trigger point to inspire audiences," he added.
The filmmaker, who has been lauded for his previous biopics such as Bharathi and Periyar, feels Ramanujan too will be widely appreciated.
"After the release of Bharathi, I was informed that the sales of books on Bharati had skyrocketed. Moreover, since the film had portrayed the social reform side of Bharati, audiences embraced it. Periyar commercially did well too. I feel Ramanujan too will leave a mark on the viewers," he said.