7 year old hero in Balu Mahendra movie


We had informed our readers  about a new project, proving to be the comeback vehicle for director Balu Mahendra in Kolllywood. This new release also has Sasikumar as part of it, not as a director or an actor but as a producer. As fresh as the project is, it will also have a very young actor making his debut in Kollywood.

Deviating from the age old approach of getting a star actor to don the lead and cementing a higher probability of a hit at hand, Director Balu has zeroed in on a young face this time. Sources close to the director report that the script has been strongly woven around the happenings of a 7 yr old boy, who plays the lead in the movie. Apart from the young protagonist the director plans to make this film on a quoted budget of just Rs.90 lacs. We are told that the shooting for the movie will start in the month of April, on Thursday the 12th, precisely. The director who had made his presence felt at a public event recently addressed the issue of movies running into crores these days and said that he was out to prove a point that it’s never the budget that’s a constraint in making quality films. Balu is an inspiration for many young directors including Sasikumar who is producing the flick under his home banner ‘Company’.

Not walking the beaten road, seems to be Balu’s message for the aspiring ones.