Nantha, the director of Anu Hasan’s comeback movie Valla Desam, seems like a man with many plans. In a chat with us, the director reveals about the film, his other female-centric projects, an English project that he will begin in 2018 and more.
Talking about Valla Desam, he says, “In our society, there is still this wrong notion that women after marriage should spend taking care of the children and the home. So, we wanted to show what their real potential is with this movie.”
When asked about the good phase that Tamil cinema is going through, where many female-centric films are being made, he opines, “It is happy to see things slowly changing. But the question is how much the makers trust the female lead? In Valla Desam, we have put our complete trust to Anu Hasan. So, the kind of role and importance to the female lead also matters.”
The film was majorly shot in London and only 30 per cent was shot in Chennai. It had a preview show in London as well. Nantha says it was well-received there — “Many, after watching the film, said it was like a big budget Hollywood production.
But it was not! The film was made in small budget only. Even Kamal sir at the audio launch said the same.”
Nantha also has bigger plans for future — “I have got another woman-centric film, and will soon plan the cast once Valla Desam is out. Also, in 2018, I have plans to start an English film which will have a popular Hollywood actor in the lead. He has acted in films like Mission Impossible, Mummy, and Harry Potter series. He is a friend of mine, but before it’s official, I don’t want to reveal the name.”...