Director Sumanth Radhakrishnan is confident that his upcoming philanthropical thriller Sadhuram 2, a crowd-funded film along the lines of James Wan's Hollywood flick Saw, will introduce Tamil audiences to a new genre and subsequently attract accolades for the new attempt.
"It's called a philanthropical thriller because it has social
consciousness elements attached to it. It belongs to a completely
new genre and we're eager to know how audiences react to it," Sumanth told IANS.
From the promos, it's evident that the film is based on American
psychological thriller Saw. However, Sumanth says the film
is not a frame-to-frame rip-off.
"We've given credit to 'Saw'. My music director Girish met
someone from the team of 'Saw' long back and authorization was
given to make the film. We haven't made anything as gory as 'Saw',
because frankly you can't, given our censorship rules," he
"Even though we've followed the same template used in 'Saw',
we've managed to tone down everything. People who loved 'Saw' and
films that fall in the same league will love ours too. We've made
an honest film," he added.
Talking about the film, which features a bevy of theatre
artists, Sumanth said: "We are releasing the film as 'Sadhuram 2'
because it has an ambiguous beginning and ambiguous end, but it
won't be confusing. Hence, we decided to go with this
People who invested in the film are all fans of the Saw
franchise. They loved the idea to see something made on similar
"It was really difficult to get the film made because nobody
believed in it. Nobody in India could watch 'Saw' on the big
screen, so when some fans of the movie heard about my film, they
came forward to support it," he said, adding that nearly 30 people
contributed to the making of the film.
The film stars Yog Japee, Kaushik, Riaz and Sanam