Director Samudrakani, who is busy with his acting assignments at the moment, has silently begun work on his second script after Kitna, in which actress Dhansikaa plays one of the lead roles.
“We were working on Kitna, when Dhansikaa got this offer to work in Rajini sir’s Kabali. She requested me to give her time to complete Rajini sir’s project first and I agreed. Once she is done with Kabali, we will resume work on Kitna,” says director Samudrakani.
Discloses the director, “This script that I am currently working on is Saatai 2. While Saatai dealt with the bond teachers have with students and showcased the qualities of a good teacher, Saatai 2 will focus on the relationship between a father and a son. It is for this reason that I intend to call this film Appa. The tag line will be Saatai 2. ”
Does this mean Appa (Saatai 2) will be a sequel to Saatai? “It is not exactly a sequel. The stories will have nothing in common other than the fact that both seek to draw attention to social issues. The inspiration came to me when my wife and I had to decide on which school our son would study in. My wife wanted to put him in one particular school, whereas I did not want him there. The discussions we had over the choice of school and the compromises we had to make led to the spark that triggered this script.”
The director has already decided on some of the cast members for this film and as always, actor Thambi Ramaiah figures top most on that list. “He will have a very important and meaty role in this film. His character will be even more significant than that of mine. It will be a film that everybody will be able to relate to,” he explains.