Comedy may be the current flavour in Kollywood, but when ace director-turned-actor R Sundarrajan decided to make a return to direction after a 12-year gap, he chose a family theme for his venture. Thus was born Chitraiyil Nila Choru, which is a story centred around a father’s love for his daughter.
Produced by Sri Senthur Pictures, the movie has Prashanth from Mollywood as hero, while Vasundhara Kashyap plays the heroine. Prashanth has films like Orange to his credit in Malayalam. Bhumika, who went on a sabbabtical post her wedding, is back with a powerful role in the movie. But the real star of the film, according to the director, is baby Sara, who played the little girl in Vikram starrer Deivathirumagal.
Says Sundarrajan, “She did her role to perfection. I was amazed by her performance.” The film is based on the theme that it’s not just mothers who can lovingly and successfully raise daughters, fathers can do so with equal dedication and success.
What’s special about the film is that Ilayaraja has scored music yet again for Sundarrajan. The duo have been a hit combination in over 15 films and Sundarrajan is thrilled to have worked with the legend again. Radha Ravi, Kovai Sarala, Delhi Ganesh, Abitha and Ganja Karuppu are also part of the cast.
For Sundarrajan the film is more special because he brought eight new producers into the industry. Says he, “Sri Senthur Pictures is a new production house run by eight friends from Coimbatore. They have been friends from the past 30 years and after a successful stint in real estate and other fields, they are now entering film production.” The title refers to an incident that happens on the night of Chitra Pournami.