SUBRAMANIYAPURAM is director M Sasikumar’s movie, in every sense of the word. An assistant to Bala and Ameer, this is his first directorial venture. He has also donned the role of a producer in the movie. And he also acts in it. A period movie, Subramaniapuram’s audio was launched on Friday amidst much fanfare.
“The year is special for Bala, Sasikumar and me: Bala’s Naan Kadavul, my Yogi and Sasi’s Subramaniyapuram are getting released,” said director Ameer, who released the audio. The movie will launch popular TV anchor James Vasanthan as a music director.
Director Simbhudevan had words of praise for the detailing that went into the movie, right from the invitation for the audio launch to the picturisation of the songs. “From the landmarks shown in the song to the posters in the backdrop, they all fit into the period that the movie belongs to,” he said. Others present at the event include Rama Narayanan, president, Producer’s Council, directors Vetrimaran and Gowtham Menon.
The movie introduces Jai of Chennai 600028-fame as the hero. Director Ameer, who has been vocal about the hardship of debutant directors in finding a hero, did make a mention of it again.
“Everybody knows how challenging it is for a new director to find a hero. The original hero for the movie opted out, and Sasi chose Jai. Sasi also acts in the movie,” he explained.
Ameer will also debut as a hero this year with Yogi. In a unique attempt, the director has come out with a special promotional video for the movie. The film is a love story set in Subramaniyapuram, a locality in Madurai. Jai is paired with Swati, a Ma TV host, in this movie. Their chemistry on the stage, be it while posing for lensmen together, or when they jointly received the audio, is sure to spill on screen as well. Shooting for the movie is complete, and it is expected to hit the screens by June.