Uttran: A family drama based on a true story

Uttran is based on the honour killing of a student from a notorious Chennai college 

As the title suggests, Uttran focuses on family relationships, says director A Raja Gajini, who is set to make his Tamil debut with this Friday release. Raja, who previously helmed the Sinhalese remake of the Dhanush-starrer Polladavan, which was a huge hit in Sri Lanka, says, "I had the script Uttran ready for a long time. It's based on true events that happened in a reputed men's college in Chennai. This college, famous for all the wrong reasons, saw the honour killing of a student by a father. I have fashioned my script with the police force in the backdrop."

The director has roped in Hyderabad-based mimicry artiste Hiroshini Komali for the female lead. "This character, who has a hard time reforming her wayward lover, finds succour in the company of a female teacher, played by Veyil-fame Priyanka. I've kept the college segments to the minimum as that would have given a different colour to the denouement. The climax, where her character singlehandedly takes on the might of the police, has brought the best out of Priyanka."

Continuing about the cast, Raja says, "Roshan, who plays the male lead, has a theatrical background and has pushed himself to the limits in the action sequences. Also, journalist Ravishankar as an ex-college student has provided the perfect balance in scenarios which called for maturity in handling sensitive issues."

Raja adds that the soul of the Uttran will be the music of composer Raghunandan. "Watch out for the gaana song where singer Sudhakar brings out the essence of true friendship," he signs off.

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