A film on sibling bonding
Konjam Konjam, by director Udayasankaran Whaterman, is about the affection between a brother and his sister
Tamil cinema is known the sentimental content in its movies. If it's not about a mother and son, it'll be about the affection between a brother and his sister. Konjam Konjam is a film that brings the latter sentiment back to Kollywood after a long time.
Talking to CE, the film's director, Udayasankaran Whaterman, who has previously helmed Virunthali, says, "everyone has konjam konjam aasai in their lives. Turning that into success is a journey and this film talks about that. Success also comes with sacrifices and Konjam Konjam is about the sacrifices of a brother for his elder sister."
Touted to be an emotional drama, the director, who has previously worked as a co-director with the late National Award winning director AK Lohithadas, says there's also a good mix of love and humour. "Despite being newbies, the leads, Gokul, Neenu, and Priya Mohan, have given really good performances," he adds. The film which was shot on the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border also stars Appukutty and Mansoor Ali Khan.
Udaysankaran also believes that music plays an important role in his film. "The music will convey the emotions and sentiments in this film, and though only a debutant, music director Vallavan has given six beautiful songs for Konjam Konjam," says the filmmaker who has directed music videos in Malayalam featuring stars such as Amala Paul and Bhavana.
Talking about making films in Tamil, he says, "I like Tamil culture and the story-telling inspires me. Stories are often the hero in Tamil cinema which isn't the same everywhere. People give respect to good scripts here."