Nayantara's recently released horror flick, Maya, not only did manage to impress Indian critics and filmmakers but has also found itself a place in the list of Eric England's 'highly recommended films'. Eric is a Hollywood director with films like Madison County and Contracted under his belt.
Thanks to Kunal Rajan, the sound designer who had worked in Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain, Eric now has a fair idea on Tamil cinema. The American director-producer-writer took to his Facebook page to express his thoughts about Maya.
"I recently had the chance to sit in a theater and view MAYA, a stunningly beautiful and haunting new film from that part of the world (India) that really impressed me with it's solid acting, beautiful photography and incredible sound/score".
What more, he went on to recommend the movie to his fans and American movie goers, he wrote, "If you're not familiar with the films from that part of the world, or are interested in seeing a new style of storytelling, I highly recommend seeking this film out and treating yourself. It's a unique experience, both in the way of storytelling and in the presentation, and it's in theaters right now".
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Kunal Rajan's Role
Eric attributed Kunal Rajan (third in the pic) for his exposure to Indian cinema, he had posted, "My sound designer Kunal Rajan, who has worked on all my feature films, has opened the door for me to find new cinematic influences and cultures with some wonderful films coming out of India".
Eric's Inclination Towards Horror
Eric England is a director who is known for his horror movies like Contracted (horror thriller), Madison County and Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear. He eulogizing Maya speaks volumes about the Nayantara starrer.
Remake In Mind?
It is to be seen if Eric goes on to consider remaking the film in English, given his area of interest and his liking towards Maya. If that ever happens, Maya would've achieved something no other Tamil movie has ever achieved.
Meanwhile At The Box Office...
Over its opening weekend, Maya has amassed 86.5 lakh rupees from Chennai alone. It is to be noted that the film was released on a Thursday and had more than 180 shows in its capital city.
Tamil Nadu Box Office
Trisha Illana Nayanthara has overtaken Maya at the Tamil Nadu box office. The Nayantara starrer was placed second after GV Prakash's adult comedy by the end of its first weekend.
Nayantara's Upcoming Films
The talented actress will be seen in movies like Naanum Rowdydhaan, Thirunaal, Idhu Namma Aalu and Kashmora in the near future.