Thozhar Venkatesan, inspired by true events
Directed by Mahashivan, the film features Harishankar and Monica Chinnakotla playing the lead roles is set to release on Friday
Debutant director Mahashivan says his Friday release, Thozhar Venkatesan, will bring to light the hardships faced by a family, when the breadwinner is hit by a government bus. Based on a true incident which he was witness to, the director has apparently recounted the years of suffering of the family.
"Even with the court verdict in their favour, the transport department delayed the proceedings for years. The youth lost his arms in the mishap and he could not bear the suffering of his parents, who nursed him day and night," says Mahashivan, adding that a bit of homework revealed that passengers in government buses have no insurance cover in the event of a mishap. "I have not tried to provide any solutions. I've simply presented the story in a way that will help the audience understand the issue." A romance is woven into the plot, but this is not just for commercial reasons, says the director.
Starring newcomers Hari Shankar and Monica Chinnakotla, the director feels the biggest strength of Thozhar Venkatesan is that it is being presented by his mentor Susienthiran.