Talking about the storyline of the Dulquer-Nithya starrer, the
maverick filmmaker surprisingly said that OK Kanmani
is a simple film with a simple concept.
"It is about the relationship between a boy and a girl and what
they want out of their life", he said. Sure enough, this new Mani
Ratnam film was touted to be the new age Alaipayuthey.
Ask him about his not so healthy relationship with the Censor
Board and the Nayagan director is quick to react by saying
the story goes back to the Mouna Ragam days.
There is this famous story which talks about how the Censor
Board had decided to award Mouna Ragam an A certificate
just because the heroine of the film asks for divorce and Mani, as
he is fondly called went down the memory lane pretty
"When other art forms do not have to go through censors, why
should movies have to, which subsequently curbs the creative
freedom of a director"? He asks.
Yearning for a change in the system, he also said, sometimes it
makes him wonder how Hindi films with much bolder themes makes it
Will India's one of the most respected director's questions be
answered? Let's wait and watch. Stay tuned for further updates on
this and all the exciting movies scheduled to be released later