It's the season of technicians turning actors and directors and the latest addition to that list is music composer James Vasanthan, who is all set for his directorial debut with Tamil musical Vaanavil Vaazhkai.
"James Vasanthan is all set for his debut film Vaanavil Vaazhkai, a musical which would narrate sequence of rivalry occurring among college students taking part in cultural events at various colleges," read a statement.
Vasanthan says his film would be like a Broadway musical.
"In our industry, we usually have a set of beautiful songs in a film and call it a musical. But in the West, a musical is a production in which the lead actors sing and act all by themselves. Vaanavil Vaazhkai is one such movie with plenty of songs and it is billed as a musical film," he said.
"I have always wanted to make a musical movie and was waiting for the right time to do it. Finally, I got down to penning the script a year ago and completed it in six months. This story is about life inside a contemporary city college campus," he added.
The film features a bunch of newcomers, mostly college students.
Vasanthan will also compose music for the film which will feature 19 songs, encompassing myriad genres.