Debutant director Rathan Chandrasekar’s En Peyar Kumarasamy has been widely appreciated by some leading names in Kollywood. Producer ‘Kalaipuli’ Thanu leads the list of admirers of Rathan’s work. Emerging after watching a special screening of EPK recently, Thanu said that Ratan has managed to make a memorable film in his very first attempt at film-making.
A media-person for many years, Rathan’s passion for film-making made him try out his luck in Kollywood. Even before the film is released, there is a nice ‘pre-release’ talk going about the film in Kollywood, which augurs well for the debutant director. Like many of his predecessors who have managed to hit the bull’s eye in their maiden attempt, Ratan sincerely hopes he would also be able to do something similar to that.
Thanu linked Rathan’s effort to director Bala, who career started with Sethu, “Like Sethu did wonders for Bala’s career as a film-maker, I’m sure En Peyar Kumarasamy will give a bright start to the career of Rathan”.
Producer Michael Royappan was another celebrity who watched the film and lauded Rathan. Radharavi, known for his wide ranging roles in many films, said that the climax had in it the ’emotional quotient’ to shake the whole of Tamil Nadu.
Rathan confidently says, “I’m more than 100 per cent confident that film would do very well and would be spoken about in depth by the critics, movie-goers as well as the print and television media. Music director Tashi and editor Vijayan have worked very well for the film which has newcomers playing lead roles in the form of Ram and Desta Iravathi and Yuva and Monika Philip.
“Veterans Nasser and Bhanupriya are part of the cast which includes Radharavi, Bablu, Yogi Devaraj and Narayanan Deepak,” concludes Rathan. Baiju, a popular comedian in Mollywood, debuts in Tamil with this film which also has a song sung by actor-director Parthiban.