By: Settu Shankar
Monday, July 23, 2007
For most celebrity actors in Tamil Cinema, cinema becomes an entry pass for their entry into politics. The latest one to join this club is actor Sarath Kumar. He joins the ranks of Vijaykanth, Radha Ravi, T Rajender and Karthik. The actor announced that he will launch his new political movement along with his new film Nam Naadu.
The film itself is directed by Suresh and is produced by Kanakarathna Movies producer Ramesh Babu. Malayalam actress Karthika is the playing the female lead role. She is making her Tamil film debut in the film. Yesteryear heroine Pragathi too will be acting the film but only in a cameo. She made her debut in K Bagyaraj's Veetla Visheshanga. It is her first movie in seven years.
Sarath Kumar met the media on the sets of the film in Chennai along with the other members of the cast and crew of Nam Naadu. The gathering was very small but the whole press conference lasted for about an hour and a half. At the press meet, all his co-stars were all praise for his noble intentions. It seemed like they turned supporters for him.
The actors said later during the press conference. "Nam Naadu is a remake of the highly successful Malayalam film Lion. While making the film, I felt the strongly the message of the film. The film would be benchmark film in my career. The script of the film will be changed slightly from the original."
He added, "The film has a scene which brings CM Karunanidhi's arrest back into the spotlight. The same scene was there is the original script. But I felt that the scene is not relevant to the Tamil version of the film. So I have redone the scene to suit the Tamil audience sensibilities."
He also said that the film was not a fiction story. It has a mixture of the current state of affairs and has a little fiction in it. Having this kind of a story, it is quite apt to launch my new political movement. I hope to launch my political party by the end of September.