Ivan Thanthiran - an unusual college story

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | NIVEDA MANOHAR
Published Jun 19, 2017, 12:15 am IST
Updated Jun 19, 2017, 12:15 am IST
Director Kannan is quite positive about his film on an engineering student’s life.
Shraddha Srinath and Gautham Karthik in the film.
 Shraddha Srinath and Gautham Karthik in the film.

Ivan Thanthiran, starring Gautham Karthik and Shraddha Srinath in the lead roles, is slated to release on June 30. The film, which also stars RJ Balaji in a crucial supporting role, had it’s audio launch last week. The makers also released a two-minute sneak-peek video from the film featuring RJ Balaji delivering a lengthy dialogue about the plight of engineering students which has gone viral. With a good buzz surrounding the film, director R Kannan seems upbeat talking to DC.

“Normally, films about college life revolve around romance and friendship. But Ivan... talks about the story behind every engineering student’s life. It is entertaining and not preachy either.”

Gautham Karthik plays the role of a reverse engineer — one who makes duplicate electronics just like the original. Talking about how he arrived at the concept, Kannan explains, “Take a stroll down Ritchie Street in Chennai and you will find hundreds of reverse engineers. I wondered why nobody made a film on them, given how interesting their profession is. It took two years and several rough drafts to finalise the script. Gautham, Shraddha and Balaji fit the roles very well.”

Talking about the dialogue that has gone viral, Kannan says, “It is the ultimate truth about most engineering students these days, and it was a fun dialogue which Balaji attempted to do in one take and he did a splendid job.”
Kannan assures that the audience will not be disappointed with the film — “It is just two-hours long and has a gripping screenplay. While the film is a reflection of the society, it doesn’t try to send out a message or search for a solution, which makes it a fun watch.”





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