Balaji Sakthivel’s Vazhakku En 18/9, which released in 2012, won the National award for the best feature film in Tamil. The director has the penchant for churning out realistic films, as his previous projects Kalloori, Kaadhal and Samurai lived up to it.
Balaji, who also has his film Ra Ra Rajasekar ready for release, now has signed his next project. Speaking to DC, the director says, “I’ve teamed up with my friend Vijay Milton, for my next venture. It is a murder mystery and the shooting will commence in the mid of June. The movie will be realistic and as usual, there won’t be any cinematic elements in the screenplay.”
The talented filmmaker reveals that he will be introducing several fresh faces in this film. “The young brigade in the industry is extremely talented and I want to provide a platform to showcase it. That is the reason I prefer working with them. I have to update myself if I’m working with newer talents,” he shares. Vijay Milton, who is bankrolling this venture, will also be handling the camera for this movie. “I asked him to work as a cinematographer only if he is comfortable — and he was gracious enough to agree. I don’t think there will be any creative differences between us as we are clear about our individual roles,” Balaji asserts.