He is counted amongst the top 25 directors in Tamil cinema. Sasikumar is taking a break after a hectic three years, during which he juggled three different roles director, actor and producer.As he sits on a chair relaxed sporting a new look with his long hair pulled back neatly with a hair band, we are eager to know about his next venture Porali whose shoot will begin in the closing days of March. Sasikumar will be playing a pivotal role and his buddy Samuthirakani is directing it.
We approached him for an interview and he gladly agreed,
So Mr Sasikumar, Pongal is nearing what plans?
I hope to have a blast this Pongal and will be celebrating g it with his family in Madurai.
For the past three years, I was neck-deep in work and couldn’t be with my family for the occasion. I’m going to make it up this time.
Could you reveal a bit about Porali?
Porali is a slice-of-life movie told from the point of view of many characters and is a balance between rural and urban life. Except for me, the rest of the cast will be newcomers.
Easan was different from your 2009 effort Subramaniapuram?
Yes it was an experimental movie. I wanted to break the mold and get into new themes. It took some time to reach the targeted audience as most expected a film along the lines of Subramaniapuram.
Is absence in the selection of prominent actors in your movie a conscious choice?
I have never said I wouldn’t. I will do such a movie when the right time comes.
We heard you are doing a Malayalam movie too?
Talks to do a Malayalam movie are on now. This year, I will also act in a movie by a new director.
We wish you a great Pongal sir and hope to see your new efforts very soon.