A minor love story
The upcoming Kaadhal Kasakuthaiya is a love story between a 25 year old guy and a 17 year old school girl
Unlike many newcomers, debutant director Dwarakh Raja didn't work with any directors before wielding the megaphone. The 24 year old, who was the man behind the viral short film Maalai Neram, has made it now into a feature film - Kadhal Kasakuthaiya, which is releasing tomorrow.
Talking to CE about the rom-com, Dwarkh says, "It's a love story between a 17-year-old school girl and a 25-year-old guy. As you can imagine, it's a film about the age difference." He goes on to say, "On street corners, we've all seen couples standing below a streetlight that doesn't work or near a parked auto. Sometimes it's a girl wearing a shawl while going on two wheeler. They think people don't notice them, but what they do is extremely noticeable. Generally, we would give them a stare and move on, but we never know what they're going through. This film will talk about that."
He assures us that the film won't simply be an extended version of the short film. "Usually the climax stays the same in short film adaptations, but in Kadhal Kasakuthaiya, we also show what happens after the 'happy ending' we have in the short film."
The film has received accolades from filmmakers even before its release. "Maanagaram director Lokesh Kanagaraj wished our team, and Uriyadi director Vijay Kumar saw the film and liked it," says Dwarakh who completed scripting the film in a mere 10 days, and wrapped up the shoot in 24 days.