Composer Bharani turns director with Ondikatta
Debutant director’s film inspired byAndha 7 Natkal
Music composers becoming actors is almost a cliché these days. Here is a composer who has moved over to direction and says he will be happy to do the balancing act with both roles.
On his debut directorial venture Ondikatta, Bharani, who composed the music for films like Parvai Ondre Pothume, Charlie Chaplin and Sundara Travels, says he had the script in his mind for well over five years. "I could not find a producer till my friend Dharmarajan chipped in. He has played a pivotal role in the plot, too."
An avid admirer of the K Bhagyaraj school of filmmaking, the debutant director says one of his favourite cinematic moments was the climax of Andha 7 Natkal. His script is apparently based on the lines of that famous end, and Bharani believes it will have a strong impact on the audience. "Spelling it out now will go against the interest of my producer and distributors. So I'll just say I've tried to shape the story for maximum impact. The dialogues play a big role in keeping the audience hooked," he says.
Bharani has only good things to say about his female lead Neha, and adds, "Vikram Jagadeesan, the erstwhile character artiste, will play the male lead. It's a big break for him."
The hopeful new director thinks that women are sure to be moved by the climax and that the success of his film "hinges a lot on their acceptance." About his film's message, he says, "If you read between the lines, there is a message that life has to be lived without wishing for a second chance." With post production currently going on, the filmmaker is eyeing an early June release.