Thottupaar by Nandu:A commercial film


Nandu’s directorial debut Thottupaar has Vidharth and Lakshana, both newcomers in the lead. Talking about his lead artistes, he says, “Vidharth is from Koothu pattarai and I’ve known him for the last 10 years. However, to select the heroine, I held auditions. I was looking for a person with an innocent looking face and that was when I spotted Lakshana.”

He adds, ” Lakshana is from Karnataka, but she learnt Tamil pretty swiftly. She learnt to speak enough in 20 days.”

My movie is a proper commercial film and will have all the ingredients of a commercial entertainer, including action, comedy and romance,” says Nandu, who goes on to claim, “The comedy part in particular will been taken care of by Singamuthu, Jagan, Haniffa and Mayilsamy. But that does not mean that there will be a separate track for comedy. All four of them play important characters and the comedy situations will be part of the main story. Believe me, they will leave you in splits.

The director seems to be kicked about the movie in general and its climax in particular, “The climax of my movie has been shot on the Ennore bridge. It’s an action sequence for which I had to use around 800 people. Just get ready to get impressed.