Director Panneerselvam, former associate of Lingusamy made his debut through the film Renigunta that won great praises for his excellent style of film-making. Apparently, the director decided to join hands with Johnny for his next movie titled 18 Vayasu. The film has been under making for a very long time and it is worth mentioning that Panneer had changed the script after completing 50% of the shooting.
With the post production works close on the heels of completion, the entire technical crew is busy now getting ready with the teasers of the film that will be screened along with the release of Aravaan scheduled to hit screens on February 24.
The film is a romantic thriller laced with more psychological aspects and romance.
Panneerselvam’s 18 Vayasu full of animal instinct!
Panneerselvam, who shot to fame with his directorial debut, Renigunta, says his next venture will have an entirely new concept.
“18 Vayasu is all about a mentally unstable youngster, who falls in love. Be it happiness or anger, he has a unique way of expressing it. Whenever he is depressed, he takes on the behaviour of an animal that he sights first. I believe this is a concept that hasn’t been explored in Tamil cinema yet,” says Panneerselvam.
He adds, “We shot eight sequences of the hero exhibiting animal behaviour. While he pants and barks like a dog in one, he fights like a bull in another!” The film, which stars producer SS Chakravarthy‘s son Johnny (who debuted with Renigunta) and newcomer Gayathri in the lead, was shot in Chennai, Theni, Madurai and Thiruchengodu (near Salem).
“The album of the film, for which music has been composed by two Sri Lankan Tamils, Dinesh and Charles Bosco, will be launched tomorrow. The highlight of the album will be a song that has been sung by a Thirunangai. The number, which talks about the trials and tribulations of transgenders, has been picturised on them,” he informs.