Actor Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli who acts in the new Tamil horror film Kalam says 80% of it unfolds inside a house and that it plays an important character. The film releases this Friday.
“Almost 80 percent of the film takes place in the house which plays a very important character. It’s one of the most beautiful houses I’ve come across in the city. It’s a very ancient house and each room has about 10 doors. There’s no story without the house,” said Lakshmi.
Directed by Robert Raaj, the film also stars Srinivas, Amzath and Madhu Sudhan.
Lakshmi says Kalam is a horror film but remains logical. “Unlike the recent horror comedies, our film is not intended to be funny. It has the usual share of thrills but everything you see will be logical and sensible,” she said.
Although the experience working with a new team was encouraging, Lakshmi found night shoots exhausting. “We were working on a tight budget, and hence, were working on double call sheets. Most of the night shoots will continue to the next day and we’d hardly have any time to sleep. It was really exhausting but the stress never came in the way of our work, thanks to the very committed team,” she said.
Talking about her eerie experiences on the sets, she revealed: “Most of the interiors of the house was made of wood. So every time we’d walk around at nights, the wood would creak and the sound would send chills down our spines.”
Lakshmi currently has independent projects such as Revelations and Iglu, besides a few Tamil and Malayalam projects in her kitty.