Andrea is a terrific artiste: Ram
The Taramani director says that he has not seen such a strong performer and that she has played her role to perfection
Director Ram, best known for critically-acclaimed Tamil films such as Kattradhu Tamizh and Thanga Meengal, says his forthcoming release Taramani is inspired by everything that he has seen around him. Starring Vasanth Ravi and singer-actress Andrea Jeremiah, the film is slated for release on Friday.
"I live in an apartment, and Taramani is inspired by, and is the interpretation of, the things I see in and around my apartment, the world around me and the prevailing culture among youngsters and their mindset about life and relationship," Ram says.
The film takes a look at society and modern-day relationship in the age of globalization. "I think due to globalisation, today's Tamil women have more freedom, and because of that, our men are caught between a modern and conservative mindset. My film throws the spotlight on this perspective," he adds.
In Chennai, Taramani refers to the locality where people working in the IT sector usually live. However, Ram's film goes beyond this IT crowd. "Taramani is not just about the IT sector populace. It is actually multi-cultural, multi-layered and multi-dimensional representing the life and mindset of youngsters in general. It will be a slice-of-life story of every youngster," he says.
Heaping praise on Andrea, whom he considers a terrific performer, Ram says, "She will be considered for major projects post the release of Taramani. I haven't seen such a strong performer and she has played her role to a T."