As we first wrote about Bharathiraja and Bala, the two top filmmakers of Kollywood, who are at loggerheads over the filming of the movie Kuttra Parambarai based on history, the former has gone one step ahead as he launched his film on Sunday with a formal pooja at the Martys’ Memorial at Perungamanallur near Usilampatti in Madurai.
Though, several big names like Lingusamy, Balaji Sakthivel, Suseenthiran, Pandiraj, Ponram, Ezhil, SS Stanley, Saravana Subbaiah, Magizh Thirumeni, cinematographer Kannan, Na Muthukumar and Kabilan Vairamuthu were said to attend the function, close sources said that only a few of them were part of the launch. KP is produced by Bharathiraja’s home banner.
The flick is set in the 19th century during British era and it will deal extensively about the ‘denotified’ tribal community Kuttra Parambarai, who were notified by the British as ‘criminals’. According to historians, even today, lots of people who belong to these tribes face discrimination and are suffering silently. Reportedly, Bharathiraja said, “KP is not just a story, but my father’s tears and my ancestors bloodshed behind the bar during British rule. KP is an attempt to eradicate the stigma forced upon my ancestors.” The ace director’s film is based on the writings of his regular Ratnakumar, and sources say that he has approached a London based company for investing in the mammoth project.
Bala’s KP is set on Vela Ramamoorthy’s book with the same name. And we learn that Lyca Productions have come forward to produce it at a massive budget. And Bala has already roped in Vishal, Arya, Atharvaa, Rana and Arvind Swamy and Anushka Shetty to play crucial roles.
Under these circumstances, we enquire about the Directors Association’s plans to sort out the issue. “We can’t speak anything at this point of time. We have received a complaint from Ratnakumar. Based on that, we would be calling both the filmmakers and discuss the issue. We would also let the press know on the outcome of the meet,” Vikraman, the president of Directors Association explained....