Prem Sai, a well known face on television who chose to make the switch to cinema several years ago, says that his first film as director, a bilingual titled Tamil Selvanum Thaniyar Anjalum in Tamil and Courier Boy Kalyan in Telugu, is scheduled to hit screens on September 17.
“This is the story of a common man. I wanted to make a film about an ordinary guy, who hopes to be carefree, without any problems in life. An incident takes place in his life and that is what this film is all about,” begins Prem Sai.
“The protagonist of my film is a courier boy and I decided on that element even before I wrote this script. If you have observed, a courier boy is a person who moves around a lot but who interacts very little with residents. Even postmen and women interact more than a courier boy. So, I have always been interested in that profession. So, I spent a week on researching about the profession. Every day, I would catch up with eight to 10 courier boys to know more about their lifestyle. All that helped me coin Tamil Selvan and I started to write the script.”
While Jai plays the hero in Tamil Selvanum Thaniyar Anjalum, Nitin plays the lead in its Telugu version. Yami Gautam plays the heroine in both versions.
Apart from the lead, Santhanam, VTV Ganesh and Ashutosh Rana play important characters in the film. Nassar and Thambi Ramaiah play guest roles.
Quiz Prem about rumours doing the rounds that there is a chance of a sequel being made to the films and he says, “Director Gautham Menon, who is producing this film, said that this story has potential and therefore decided that it wouldn’t make sense to confine this plot to just one language. So, we decided to make it in two languages. During filming, he saw the teasers and said that the story has the potential for a sequel. He has asked me to work on it. There are two ways of having a sequel to this film. The first is a continuation of this story. The second is having a sequel to the brand Tamil Selvan. But it is too early to think about all that now. For now, we are looking forward to this film’s release,” explains the director.