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Samuthirakani To Revive His Mentor K Balachander's Final Script

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Film-maker Samuthirakani will direct his mentor K Balachander's final script, which originally had him as an assistant director. He will also bankroll the project and feature in it as well.

"The film was the dream of my guru, and I do not want to approach any producer and request them to fund it. So, I will be producing it myself, in addition to directing it," the Nimirndhu Nil director has told to Times of India.

Samuthirakani With K Balachander

K Balachander, one of the most respected film-makers of our country, passed away in 2014. His final script was left unattended after the unfortunate demise of K Balachander's son.

"KB sir had finalised this script, which is centred on children, and had even decided on the artistes he wanted to cast in the film. He had asked Samuthirakani to be the associate director for this project and also act in a crucial role. However, just before he could start production, KB sir's son passed away and that broke him so much that he couldn't take up the project again," a source has revealed.

Samuthirakani, who is currently working on his upcoming film Appa, is keen on producing the film himself and thus might take his time before starting the project.

He has also said that the commencement of Balachander's final script will depend upon the performance of Appa.

"I'm the producer of that film (Appa) as well, and if it does well, then, I will start this production immediately. Else, I intend to put it on hold until I earn the amount needed to produce it myself," the National Award-winning actor has said.

Appa, which is a sequel to his 2012 drama Saattai, is expected to release later in the year.


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