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Two Tamil films on disaster being planned

Two women directors from Chennai are working on films based on disaster, one with the backdrop of the recent crippling Chennai rains.

regional-movies Updated: Mar 02, 2016 15:19 IST
Gautaman Bhaskaran
Gautaman Bhaskaran
Hindustan Times
Sudha Kongara who penned the script of Madhavan-starrer Irudhi Suttru, is working on another film which will be based on disaster.
Sudha Kongara who penned the script of Madhavan-starrer Irudhi Suttru, is working on another film which will be based on disaster.(Irudhi.Suttru/Facebook)

Two women directors in Tamil Nadu are all set to make their next films. Sudha Kongara, who gave Madhavan a come-back opportunity with her Irudhi Suttru, is penning her next script. The title has not been decided.

After giving an excellent chance for Madhavan to play a character far removed from anything he has done so far, Kongara will embark on a movie which would “life affirming”. She feels that all of us are going through very difficult times and there is so much negativity around us. “So my film will be an escapist work,” she told the press.

There is another dark Tamil movie in the offing. Actress-director Lakshmy Ramakrishnan is writing the last pages of her script, whose story will unfold against the terribly dark days of the recent floods in Chennai.

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The film will not be one of those heroic works where the hero will play a heroic samaritan saving souls in distress and disaster. The yet untitled work will trace the lives of a few ordinary people and their sufferings in a city that was literally under water. The shoot will begin in July.

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She said that a couple, a driver, two senior citizens, an RJ and a contractor were the major characters in “my movie which will show the experiences that they go through. These characters are based on real people”.

Her own sister and her husband were stranded and Ramakrishnan could not reach them for over 30 hours. She came across so many such stories that she wanted to document them through a film that doesn’t exploit the disaster, “stays apolitical and conveys the message of hope and the spirit of Chennai”.

Lakshmy’s previous movie, Nerungi Va Muthamidathe, was also about a crisis, but the film was essentially about a hero and his personal journey through trouble and turmoil.

First Published: Mar 02, 2016 15:19 IST

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