Ashokan, who had been working as an assistant director with ace director Murugadoss for the past few years, will soon be making his debut in tinsel town as director. Asokan is all set to turn director with a film titled Kamban Kazhagam whos shooting has just been wrapped up. In what is touted as a grand ‘double’ for Asokan, he has also produced the film besides directing it.
The re-recording of the film including the dubbing by the lead artistes has been going on in full-swing, informs Asokan. Talking about his film, he says “Probably for the first time in the history of Tamil films, we have made a film which has the city of Puducherry as its backdrop. Not only the backdrop but also the treatment of the script and the performances by the lead artistes and others would also be very different.
“The script is about the changes a care-free youth undergoes in his life the moment he comes into contact with four others who are complete strangers to him. The film has been made in the most pragmatic manner and can be equated with the Bollywood super-hit film Taare Zamin Par in terms of dealing with realistic feelings and emotions. The film seeks to go deep into the psyche of many of us who lead a nonchalant and mechanical without us being aware of it.
“Kishore and Jayaprakash of Pasanga fame, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu and newcomers Prabhu, Raison, Murali and Krithika are part of the cast. Music of the film has been scored by the trio of Parveen, Shaam and Prashan. We hope the film is well-received by the audience,” concludes Asokan hopefully.