Director Samy, the man who has been into and out of many controversies than any other in Kollywood in the past few years, is at it again. Barely a week after press reports claimed that he was about to re-start the shooting of his Sarithiram, Samy has said that he would be starting work soon not on Sarithiram but another film titled Chithiram.
Samy, who has made films like Uyir, Mirugam and Sindhu Samaveli, has always been controversy’s favourite child. His Uyir which had Sangeetha and Srikanth in lead roles, was pilloried by critics for its script which showed the protagonist (heroine) adapting ‘novel’ ways to make her own brother-in-law submit to her sexual desire.
Mirugam, which had Aadhi and Padmapriya in the lead, was appreciated by the critics and movie-goers for its strong message against the in-take of liquor and seeking the company of many women outside the wedlock. Padmapriya had put in one of the best performances of her life yet the film got into a controversy during its making when the actresses ‘accused’ Samy of slapping her. Samy served a ban for some time for that.
He then started Sarithiram starring Raj Kiran, Aadhi and Sreedevika in lead roles. The film proceeded briskly but hit a block which made Samy to abandon it for some time and start his Sindhu Samaveli which had Anakha (our own Amala Paul, of course!) in the lead who was shown to be having an ‘illicit affair’ with her father-in-law. This atrocious script not only met with severe criticism but also was rejected by the movie-goers.
“I am not going to re-start the shooting of Sarithiram though 90% of the film’s shooting is over; its heroine Sreedevika is married and has a 6-month old child. Instead, I intend diverting all my energies in making Chithiram and would reveal detail about the script and the cast at a later stage,” says Samy.