'Kodaikanal Wont' Director Makes Tamil Debut With A Folkfore Based Fantasy Thriller

Rathindran R Prasad, the director of ‘Kodaikanal Won’t’, a music video that caught the attention of Niki Minaj, Ashton Kutcher, Guy Kawasaki and Mark Ruffalo among others, is now all set to make his Tamil directorial debut.

“I have always been lured by Tamil folklore or what you call ‘Paati Sollum Kadhaigal’. ‘Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kadhai’ has a bit of fantasy element as well, apart from being a road action thriller. Hence, the movie will be an exciting combinationof ‘grandma tales’ and modern technology,” Rathindran told Deccan Chronicle.

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Ashwin Kakamanu plays the lead in ‘Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kadhai’, while Guru Somasundaram and Agneeshwar play supporting roles.

“I needed a cool urban guy with a yuppie look and Ashwin fit the role. Guru plays a 65-year-old watchman, and I am also introducing Agneeshwar, who essays the role of a North Madras kickboxing coach,” he has said, adding that the hunt is on for the female lead.

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“The script does not require a typical heroine, as there are no song and dance routines. But there is a leading lady and I am looking for a homely girl who is well versed in Tamil. We are yet to finalise it. There are two more female characters who play underlings of the villain, and have been roped in from Mumbai.”

Greg Burridge of ‘Harry Potter’ fame will be choreographing the stunt sequences while making his acting debut as an antagonist. And, Italian cameraman Roberto Zazzara aboard the project as well.

“The film is based on landscapes, and Zazzarakodaikanal-wont-director-rathindran-prasad-tamil-film-idhu-vedalam-sollum-kadhai is famous for capturing the essence of the scene at its natural best. Also, being a foreign photographer, he will explore our country with a different perspective,” Rathindran told the leading daily.

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