Known for his bio-pic on Veerappan on the small screen, director Gowthaman is all set to try his luck in cinema now. He has penned the screenplay and directed a film titled ‘Magizhchi’, besides playing the lead role in it.
The movie is based on a novel written by eminent author Neela Padmanabhan, a Sahithya Academy Award Winner. “It is a movie for everyone. It is one novel that impressed me and I read it over and over again. I actually spent 12 years penning the screenplay for the story,” the director says.
Apart from Gowthaman, director Seeman and Prakash Raj have played important roles in this movie. “Magizhchi is a genuine record of real life that portrays affection, kindness, love and passion and very nicely upholds the now-dying values of relationships,” Gowthaman says.