"I consider the roles I essay in the film as my portfolio as an
actor. I've never done such diverse roles in my career, and doing
it all in one film was physically exhausting," Ajmal told
"I sport two looks of the 1980s and one look as an old man. The
fourth look is that of a youngster of the present day. There were
instances when I was supposed to shoot with all four looks in a
day, and it was extremely challenging because each look had
different expressions and mannerism," he added.
The film, directed by Prabhu Raja Cholan, is the story of a man
who comes from France to a village in Tamil Nadu in search of his
family roots. Produced by Sundar K, Karuppampatti is
coming out this Friday.
It is shot in three different time zones - before 1980s, Eastman
color era, and in the present day. Ajmal says he learnt French for
one of the roles.
"Some part of the film is set in France, and for that I had to
learn French. A good 15 minutes of the film is completely shot in
French," he said.
Aparnaa Bajpai and Alice Tantardini play the female lead in the film opposite Ajmal. It also stars Archana, MS Bhaskar, Jagan, Srinath, Devadarshini and Chetan. It has music by Kannan.