Karthi, who is gearing up for his most anticipated cop film, Theeran Adhigaram Ondru, says that the movie will raise several questions about our federal system. The film, based on true-life incidents, is set to hit the marquee on November 17. “I am essaying the titular role of a cop in the capacity of a DSP and it is an action movie inspired by real-life police stories. It also talks about an officer’s personal journey, the shortcomings in the system and what our status is when we go out of Tamil Nadu — our comfort zone and how we are viewed. The interesting elements added to the script by the director, Vinoth, will definitely change the general perspective of a cop,” mentions the 40-year-old actor.
On choosing to work with Vinoth, who is just one-film-old in the showbiz, Karthi says, “When he came to me to narrate the script, he said he had written it with a lot of social responsibility. I was wondering that being an action genre, how could Vinoth have incorporated the social angle... But I realised that his screenplay had everything he had promised. Moreover, I knew about this script while I was shooting for Sirutthai. And after a few years, once again, it came to me from Vinoth and I think I was destined to do it.”
The Kaatru Veliyidai actor further stated that he was reminded of his days with Mani Ratnam during the script narration session.
When asked whether he would be taking up Manam, with three generations of the actor’s family possibly coming on screen together, Karthi says, “Manam is a fabulous movie. Though the idea of acting with dad (Sivakumar) and brother Suriya is superb, a lot of things have to fall in place and materialise.” Talking about his daughter Umayal, the actor mentions that she couldn’t stop crying while watching Thozha even though she is too small to understand films. “The only film she’s watched is Thozha. And there’s a particular scene where my mom would say velila poda (leave the house). Umayal started crying and it took a long time to console her,” he says and laughs.