IAS Trainer is Now a Filmmaker

An engineer by training, Raja says he served in the Army as a senior scientific officer (civilian) before resigning.

Published: 28th March 2016 05:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th March 2016 05:38 AM   |  A+A-


Director Raja, who also plays the lead in his debut film Tea Kadai Raja, is one of a kind. For, Raja, in real life, teaches political science to civil service aspirants. 

An engineer by training, Raja says he served in the Army as a senior scientific officer (civilian) before resigning.

“I came out and began preparing for the civil services. After trying for years and having made it up to the interview stage twice, I finally chose to give up. I eventually became a civil services trainer. I now teach political science to civil service aspirants,” says Raja. 

“I love teaching but cinema is my passion. During my spare time, I made this film,” says the director, who says his film will be a black comedy.

“My film, which is to hit screens on April 8, is about an ordinary boy and an extraordinary girl. The theme of the film revolves around the idea of what beauty is all about,” he says and goes on to admit the film’s script was inspired by his real life experiences.

“Some of the incidents that happened in my life are what inspired me to make this film. Everybody will be able to relate to this film,” says Raja, who goes on to add that all of us are beautiful in one way or the other.

“Beauty is a relative concept. When you look at a person, you compare him with another. As a result, you find one more beautiful than the other. When you compare this beautiful person with another, the other person might be more beautiful,” he explains.

The film’s heroine is Neha Gayathri, who was earlier seen in the film Vu (2014). The film will also feature upcoming comedian Yogibabu in a meaty role.

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