Actor-comedian Santhanam’s next film with debutant director Anand Balki has been titled Server Sundaram! Speaking to DC, producer Selva says the story revolves around a mechanical engineer who becomes a master chef.
So, why did the crew choose that title? “Santhanam is a huge fan of Nagesh sir and we all know that Server Sundaram, directed by K Balachander sir, was a huge hit when it was released in the ’60s.
"Just like how Nagesh sir started as a comedian in his career and attained stardom over time, so has Santhanam, now,” he adds, and tells us that the story doesn’t have any similarity with that of the original.
“We have officially got the permission from AVM Productions to use the title and we are in fact, proud to have Nagesh sir’s film title for ours’. Santhanam plays a chef in the film. It’s an urban script laced with equal doses of sentiment and comedy.
"We have given Santhanam a complete makeover for this film. It’s a different script, which hasn’t been handled in Tamil cinema previously, be it the storytelling aspects or the way we have integrated the commercial elements into it. The heroine hasn’t been decided yet,” he explains with a smile.
Santhosh Narayanan has been roped in to compose music and Server Sundaram will be extensively shot in Chennai, Goa and Dubai.