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Monday, Sep 16, 2019

Uriyadi director Vijay Kumar spills the beans on his next

Director Vijay Kumar of Uriyadi fame is almost done with the screenplay of his next film, said to be based on a serious social issue. Uriyadi, based on evolution of caste-based political parties in Tamil Nadu, came up for much praise.

regional-movies Updated: Mar 08, 2017 12:14 IST
Surendhar MK
Surendhar MK
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Director Vijay Kumar’s second film will be on the lines of Uriyadi.
Director Vijay Kumar’s second film will be on the lines of Uriyadi.

Director Vijay Kumar, who made heads turn with his debut Tamil film Uriyadi, is currently on the verge of completing the screenplay work on his yet-untitled sophomore project, which is likely to go on floors from the second half of 2017.

“It will be on the lines of Uriyadi. I have finished 80% of the script and will lock the final draft in two months. The film will revolve around three main characters and two of them will drive the story. It will be a serious film and will address an important social issue that every common man faces today,” Vijay Kumar told HT.

Uriyadi, which Kumar wrote, directed, produced and starred in, was lauded as one of the best political thrillers in Tamil cinema when the film released in 2016. Asked about the possible cast of his next film, he said, “I have not approached any actor yet though I have a few choices in mind. If everything goes well, the film should start rolling from the second half of this year.

Kumar has also finished writing a comedy entertainer but he will not be helming this project. “I finished writing it in just one month. But, I don’t want it to be my second film. Probably, I will be handing over the script to one of my assistants to direct.”

Set in the ‘90s, Uriyadi’s hard-hitting social commentary on the origin and evolution of caste-based political parties in Tamil Nadu made everyone sit up and take notice of Kumar, but he has been still reeling under financial constraints due to the film’s lukewarm box-office performance.

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First Published: Mar 08, 2017 12:13 IST