Director Naga introduced a racy thriller with a supernatural element to television viewers, who were otherwise used to mega-serials depicting family dramas. It has been a few years since ‘Marma Desam’ made waves. But, it is still fresh in the memory of many for its mix of mystique and mystery
“I have a special liking for supernatural elements. There is always an urge to take a close at them,” says popular small screen director Naga, who is making his debut into big screens with ‘Ananthapurathu Veedu’, a film produced by Shankars S Pictures.
On Ananthapurathu Veedu’ he says “The movie is set in Nagercoil and revolves around an ancestral property, where a child comes across a couple of ghosts,”and adds: “But it is not a scary film. It would stress on relationship, family bonding and respecting our elders.”
Throwing more light, Naga says, “Nandaa and Chaya Singh play the lead roles while a young boy (Aryan) dons a prominent character. It is a thriller with a difference. We did lot of homework and conducted a workshop for all the artistes before we commenced the shoot.”
On how he convinced Shankar to produce the film, the director says, “Shankar has seen my television serials. He has great respect for me. I narrated four stories to him and he gave me the option to direct one of them. I chose ‘Ananthapurathu Veedu’. He was encouraging and motivating.”