Ramesh Selvan from the prestigious Chennai Film Institute, known for directing films based on true life incidents, recounts the hurdles he had to face to release his film Nungambakkam, based on the sensational murder of a techie (Swathy) at the Nungambakkam Railway Station by a stalker (Ramkumar) a few years ago.
The movie has debutant Aayira and Mano essaying the lead roles, while Ajmal Ameer plays the cop who was entrusted with the case.
Talking to DC, Ramesh said, “I went through hell in the last two-and-a-half years as I had to run from one case to another slapped on me. Initially, both the girl’s father and the boy’s dad objected and I changed the script, character names and the original title and got clearance. Then the Censor Board made a lot of cuts. I had to reshoot certain portions, and finally they awarded a U/A Certificate. Later, it was police who issued an arrest warrant and then VCK party head Thol Tirumavalavan, who had some apprehensions, protested. But he gave a clean chit after watching the film. Finally, all the cases slapped on me were withdrawn.”
Ramesh said he would be releasing the film on a new digital platform called Cable-OTT on October 24. It has a pay-per-view charge of `49/- and the entire family can watch it from the comfort of their home. “The film has a large message for youngsters,” Ramesh adds....