Tamil Padam the first production of Cloud Nine Movies is the maiden venture of the young Dhayanidhi Alagiri, grandson to Kalaignar. The film stars Shiva formerly seen in movies like Chennai 28 and Saroja and a popular RJ earlier.
The movie has been directed by CS Amudhan, a former ad film maker and the team of Y Not Studios who have made the film on a first copy basis.
“Its India’s first full length spoof film,” says Amudhan. Disha Pandey from Mumbai is the heroine and the film has a large star cast with Manobala, MS Bhasker, Venniraadai Murty who don the roles of college students in the film!
“We want to hurt the audiences alright, but only their stomachs which should ache from laughing,” says Amudhan. “But other than that it’s not a film that pokes fun at any specific film.”
Dhayanidhi says, “Everyone in our family has been with cinema including my grandfather who is still actively involved to this day. So when the offer came to distribute Vaaranam Ayiram I took it up and now have entered production. I may direct too one day but that’s in the future. We will be producing three films in 2010. We chose this genre of comedy because we felt the audience would really enjoy it and the content is based on audience feedback to films over the years.”
Kasturi has done an item number. Nirav Shah handles the camera and art is handled by Santhanam of Ayirathil Oruvan fame. Shiva has learnt bharatam for the movie.