Veteran artist Radhika Sarath Kumar has been to play the
powerful role of Powell's Mother in Kalaignar's translated version
of Maxim Gorky's revolutionary novel 'The Mother'. Karunanidhi has
translated this novel as a series which was being published in a
weekly as 'Thai Kaviyam' a few years ago. Now it will be made into
a movie and leading poet Pa Vijay is playing the lead role Powell.
Karunanidhi will also taking care of the story, screenplay and
script of the film. He will pay personal attention to the film.
As the name suggests, the movie will have significance for the
mother's role. While many names have been under scrutiny for this
powerful role, the CM seems to have had his preference and already
made up his mind on the matter as to who would be cast in the
Based on that, Radhika has been contacted and was informed of
the CM's wish that she be given the role of Vijay's mother in Thai
Kaviyam. Acting in a Kalaignar's film is not new to Radhika. She
had already done the lead role in some of Kalaignar's hit films
like Paasap Paravaigal and Paadatha Theneekkal. There are other
leading actors in the films cast too.