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-

IAS

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.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Tamil news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp