Chennai, Jan 31
Nalan Kumarasamy, who awaits the release of Tamil romantic-comedy
"Kadhalum Kadhandu Pogum", says he doesn't enjoy making
films in the same genre and prefers to explore other genres
In 2013, Nalan made a smashing debut with Tamil
dark comedy "Soodhu Kavvum".
"Even this project was started as a dark
comedy too. However, by the time we wrapped up the pre-production
work, so many films in the same genre had released. I usually
don't like to repeat genres and hence decided to make this as
a romantic-comedy instead," Kumarasamy told IANS.
"Since we had to shift the genre, we had
to work on the project from scratch, owing to the long gap between
my first and second film," he said.
The film, an official remake of South Korean
romantic-drama "My Dear Desperado", stars Vijay Sethupathi
and Madonna Sebastian in lead roles.
"It's a story about two people who are
poles apart coming together. By the time they fall in love,
the film ends, making it different from others films in the
same genre. There are cliched events but those are narrated
with twists and turns," he said.
This is the second time in a row Nalan has
teamed up with Vijay Sethupathi.
"Whoever heard the script felt Vijay would
suit the role well and hence we joined hands again. He's someone
who can deliver what a director wants in the most casual manner.
However, in 'Kadhalum Kadhandu Pogum', he's given a very different
performance and audiences are going to love it," he added.
The film releases worldwide on February 12.