Thirumurgan who has been with the industry for a decade is now a known face after Kalavani release.,
A small talk with him.
Tell us about yourself and how you got the Kalavani villain role.
I come from a small village in Thanjavur called Ambalapattu. My dad Sadasivam is a retired teacher and my mother Ramalakshmi, a housewife. It was my father who groomed me to become what I am today. Right from childhood he wanted me to be creative and persuaded me to read a lot. Ten years ago, I came to Chennai to pursue my dream of becoming a film director. My father, who used to live in a hut, found a house in Chennai for me to live. My sister used to send money. So I was able to concentrate on work. Director Sargunam and I became thick friends as we were from the same village. He introduced me to director Vijay of Kreedam fame. I worked as his assistant in more than 50 commercials and some of his films. When Sargunam got a chance to direct Kalavani, I became his co-director. One day, he sprang a surprise saying I was going to play the villain.
How Did you feel when you first faced the camera.
When I faced the camera for the first time, people on the set clapped and encouraged me. As co-director, I have seen the film from the editing table to the first copy several times. But when I watched it along with the public at Sangam, it was a different experience. My father and sister were with me. The man who created the film, Sargunam stood in a corner, enjoying each and every move of mine when people congratulated me.
How is Life after Kalavani
People recognise me wherever I go. My old friends and teachers call me up to appreciate my performance. I am now acting in three Tamil films and one in Telugu. I plan to direct films next year. I want to prove that I can act to the satisfaction of one and all, particularly my directors.