Films involving realistic situations and a slice of life seem to be rocking at the box office these days. That perhaps is what prompted director PLR Ilankannan to make a film on the life of construction workers who come to work in big cities.
The director, who assisted Shankar in Mudhalvan, has directed actors Arjun and Simran in Ottran earlier. His last offering was Kadhalna Summa Illai with actor Ravikrishna. Now, in Adithalam, he handles the love story of two construction labourers played by Angadi Theru-fame Mahesh and Aarushi.
The director, who has also produced the film, says, “Hundreds of labourers live around the buildings they help to construct. But once they are finished, they cannot even enter the premises. They lay a strong base for others’ homes, but their own lives have a shaky foundation. Their lives are fraught with uncertainty and in-fighting amongst groups. Mahesh plays a mason, while Aarushi plays a labourer.”
KK is the cameraman and Taj Noor has composed music. Ilankannan shot the film at a building under construction on Poonamallee High Road. Several actual construction labourers are featured to add a realistic touch. Re-recording is under way for Adithalam now.