The musician turned actor, Hiphop Tamizha Aadhi, played an admirable role as hero when he debuted in Meesaiya Murukku, produced by ace filmmaker Sundar C. The duo joined hands for the second time for Natpe Thunai, based on hockey. With the movie a wrap and Aadhi gearing for its release, the actor revealed that though there were enough opportunities for drinking and smoking scenes in the script, he was very particular that those should be avoided as NT directed by Desingu Raja is a family film and kids would throng the theatre.
Heaping praise on Sundar C, he said, “Introducing a person like me, who is so very talkative and making me what I am today is all because of him. Usually a producer would prefer having top league actors and technicians, but when I suggested that if I can proceed with friends, he gave an instant nod. Though heroine Anaga has only small portions involving hockey, she had to go through tough challenges while preparing for the role. The last 25 minutes, encompassing hockey matches, are the highlight of the film. I thank my director who agreed to steer clear from smoking and drinking scenes.”
Sundar C said, “I can’t transmit messages in my directorial ventures as audiences expect only complete fun and entertainment from me. When I tried something different like Anbe Sivam, the end result wasn’t productive, so I’m bankrolling positive films. NT will also impart a beautiful message to the society.”
He added he wasn’t bothered much about the delay in Natpe Thunai. “I know the team didn’t waste anyone’s time. It is the kind of genre needing time and meticulous practice sessions. And the film involves huge casting and in each scene you would witness at at least 30 of them on screen. So, I did not pressurise them.”...