Director GNR Kumaravelan, who made the critically acclaimed Tamil emotional drama Haridas, feels it's important for a director to avoid repeating a genre. It helps to stay away from being typecast, he says. After Haridas, he is gearing up for a high-octane action flick laced with romance.
"I felt Haridas was quite heavy on the audiences, and
therefore, I wanted to return with something solid and
entertaining. I didn't want to be typecast as a director fit for
making emotional dramas (only). I felt it's important to do films
in different genres," Kumaravelan told IANS.
"Audiences easily come to a conclusion and decide the fate of a
director. I didn't want that to happen. I recently finished writing
an out-and-out action script with a romantic angle. I have also
managed to find a producer. Now, only casting is left. I intend to
start it soon," he added.
Haridas was released in February 2013 which received
positive reviews from the critics. The movie had Kishore, Sneha,
Pradeep Rawat, Prithviraj Das, Yugi Sethu, Varadha Raju and Soori
in the lead roles.
Haridas was the adaptation of the south Korean movie
Marathon which was released in the year 2005.
While Kumaravelan's directorial debut was Tamil mystery-drama
Ninaithale Inikkum, his second film was Tamil
romantic-comedy Yuvan Yuvathi.
Quizzed about the current trend of rush of comedy flicks in
Tamil, he said, "I don't think all films belong to the comedy
genre. But, I agree comedy is being effectively used in most films
because it guarantees some entertainment."