Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, who garnered critical acclaim for her performance in Bala’s Tharai Thappatai returns to K’town again with the women-centric horror film Ammayi. Having completed a Malayalam flick with Mammootty, reports suggest that Varu is essaying the titular role in Ammayi, which has supernatural elements. The film started shooting officially recently in the city, and the lead hero Vinay Rai, who is on and off in Tamil cinema, was right there on time although the Poda Podi actress was missing!
Apparently, Varalaxmi is on holiday in Singapore and she had already informed the crew about her inability to attend the mahurat on Thursday. An intense story, the film has music by maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Talking to the media, debut director Shankar said, “A film in the horror genrere quires someone who has master control over the background score. When I conceived the subject, I could not think of anyone else other than Raja sir for the music. His music will take our project several notches higher.”
Vinay said, “It is a big honour to work with Raja sir’s musical score. It has a great script and I want to thank my fans who always support me.” Speaking to DC from Taiwan, Varu said, “I am quite excited to have bagged my first horror film and am looking forward to doing it. I am also happy that I am sharing the screen with my close friend Vinay and have got the big opportunity to work with Ilaiyaraaja sir’s music for the second time after Tharai....”
Though she was reluctant to talk about the story, she adds, “Ammayi is not the typical horror movie you see of late. I would say it is a drama-horror outing with a lot of twist and turns.”...