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By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Manobala, the director known for his blockbusters like the one Rajini starrer Oorkaavalan will be wielding the megaphone once again after a long interval.
The former assistant of ace director Bharathiraaja was known for his low-budget, family oriented movies in the late eighties. His films Sirai Paravai, En Purushanthan Enakku Mattumthan, Pillai Nila speak for themselves about his directorial skills. But after two of his film flopped, Manobala restricted himself to the small screen and acting.
Nowadays he appears in cameo roles in many films. But at the same time, he is seriously contemplating a comeback to his forte,direction.
For a while, he dabbled in politics also, and campaigned for the AIADMK at the time of the assembly polls. But his campaigning went in vain as the AIADMK lost the election, making a caricature of this talented director.
Now he wants to use the remake formula to stage a comeback. The Madurai based creator said: "Basically I'm a director and technician. I never forget that. But acting gives me pleasure. I never bother about kind of roles offered to me or the number of films that I do. Since I'm not a star tagged with a particular image, I enjoy doing all kinds of roles. Now I'm planning to direct a film. It will be a full length comedy movie and will be a remake of an earlier movie. A few years ago, I got the remake rights of Kadhalikka Neramillai from Chitralaya. It will be my comeback to the foray of film direction..."
At present, the director is very busy with the selection of suitable artists for the remake of this classic comedy originally made by veteran Sridhar.