Oru Kadathu Naadan Kadha is inspired by true stories: Peter Sajan
The debutant filmmaker talks to us about directing Shaheen Siddique in the thriller
Actor Siddique’s son Shaheen Siddique stars as the lead in Oru Kadathu Naadan Kadha, which will be hitting theatres this week. The actor plays a young man seeking money for his mother’s emergency operation and later ending up as a carrier for a hawala syndicate.
Oru Kadathu Naadan Kadha’s director Peter Sajan says the film takes place over the course of 12 hours. “The idea came from numerous real-life stories about hawala operations and raids. There is always a life behind every incident, which is what our film is about,” reveals Peter, who previously worked as an editor and associate director.
Oru Kadathu Naadan Kadha is being touted as a thriller with action, comedy, and suspense elements. “We have treated the serious material in a realistic fashion but at the same time, we have not made it too serious either,” he continues. “It’s a story that occasionally passes through humorous moments. It’s got an unpredictable climax.”
Peter is happy that he got Shaheen on board. “Shaheen has done 100 per cent justice to his character. Since this is a fast-paced narrative that rarely takes a break, it is commendable that he has been able to rise up to the challenge. It’s a heavy risk, yes, but I’m happy with the output,” says the director.
Salim Kumar, Pradeep Rawat, and Sudheer Karamana appear in supporting roles in this film produced by Ridhesh Kannan.