Naalaiya Iyakkunar Season-6 crew embark on their journey in mainstream cinema with ‘KudiMahaan.’
Mr. Vijay Sivan of Scenario Media Works is producing a film titled ‘KudiMahaan’. Prakash. N, who won the runner-up title for his commendable short film ‘Kutti Dhadha’ at Naalaiya Iyakkunar Season-6, makes his directorial debut with this movie.
So far, the participants of the Naalaiya Iyakkunar short-film contest-based reality show embarked on their journey in the movie industry individually. But this is the first time, the whole team that won the ‘Runner-Up’ title is entering into the mainstream cinema industry together with this movie, which is a noteworthy highlight.
While VijaySivan plays the lead character, Chandini Tamizharasan performs the female lead character. Bigg Boss fame Suresh Chakravarthy, Namo Narayanan, Sethu, Vijay TV KPY fame Honest Raj, and many others are playing pivotal roles. Besides, the actors, who were part of the Nalaiya Iyakkunar Season 6, are also a part of this star cast.
Usually, short filmmakers would adapt their short films into full-length feature movies as their debut directorial movies. Likewise, director Prakash N decided to adapt his ‘Kutty Dhadha’ as a full-length feature movie, which demanded a huge production value. Significantly, he decided to kick-start his directorial venture with the movie ‘KudiMahaan’.
Director Prakash N says, “KudiMahaan will be a fun-filled entertainer that the audience can watch together with their families. Although ‘Alcohol’ will be the core concept of the film, it will not promote or advocate Alcoholism in the wrong way. Both Citizen and an Alcoholic are addressed as ‘Kudimahaan’ in Tamil. This film’s story is a fictional take on the transformation of a Kudimagan into
Tanuj Menon, the Music Director of this film shares a friendship with director Prakash. N for 27 years. Having composed music for all the short films directed by Prakash, Tanuj has already entered the film industry, by debuting as a music director with the movie Sanjeevan. Meyyendiran, who handled the cinematography for the movies like KD Engira Karuppudurai and Sila Nerangalil Sila Manidhargal is the cameraman for this film. It is worth mentioning that he has cranked the camera for the Hindi remake of the Malayalam blockbuster hit movie ‘Angamaley Diaries’. Shibu Neel B.R. is taking care of the editing works of this film.
Vijay TV fame Manichandra has appeared in a dance sequence in this movie. The film’s shooting was completed across Chennai in 50 days with several grand set works erected.
Filmmakers Vetrimaaran, Arunraja Kamaraj, Ka. Pae. Ranasingam fame director Virumandi, ‘Adangathey’ & ‘Diesel’ fame filmmaker Shanmugam, ‘Vilangu’ web series fame Prashanth, Actor Nakul, and director Ponram are launching the film’s first look.14