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I want to keep doing content-oriented movies: Titanic actor Kalaiarasan

Touted to be a romantic comedy, Titanic, starring Kalaiarasan and Anandhi, will release on June 24.

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Last Updated: 02.21 AM, Jun 12, 2022

I want to keep doing content-oriented movies: Titanic actor Kalaiarasan
Kalaiarasan; Titanic poster/Twitter

Kalaiarasan, who rose to fame with critically-acclaimed films like Madha Yaanai Koottam, Madras and Sarpatta Parambarai (streaming on Amazon Prime Video), is awaiting the release of his long-pending, Titanic—Kaadhalum Kavundhu Pogum, which will hit the theatres on June 24. Directed by Janakiraman, a former associate of Bala, Balaji Mohan and Sudha Kongara, the film is produced by CV Kumar of Thirukumaran Entertainment, who was behind Attakathi, Pizza, Soodhu Kavvum, and so on.

Titanic, also featuring Anandhi of Kayal-fame, is a lighthearted film that discusses romantic relationships.

Says Kalaiarasan, “I am eagerly waiting for the release of Titanic, as it has been a while since I saw myself in a not-so-serious film. I want to keep doing content-oriented movies that will provide scope to exhibit my skills as a performer. Titanic has a strong narrative, and is equally entertaining.”

Speaking about his experience of shooting the film in Kodaikanal, Kalaiarasan recalls, “Almost for a week, it required that the whole crew had to wake up at 3 am. There were days we had night shoots, and barely, there was time to sleep. I had to be mindful of my steps as I fractured my leg a month ago when we left for Kodaikanal (where the film was shot). Also, overcoming my fear of heights was a great amount of deal.”

Titanic—Kaadhalum Kavundhu Pogum is packed with a lot of interesting supporting characters, tells Janakiraman. “Be it Ashna-Raghav, Jangiri Madhumita-Kaali Venkat, or Chetan-Devadarshini, each of them has a substantial role to play in this film. I had to give all of these actors equal screen space, which I thoroughly enjoyed while writing,” adds Janakiraman.

The film has been in the making, even before the pandemic started. “As long as the story is relevant and remains fresh, the audience can walk into cinemas, and have a good time. Some of the OTT players showed a keen interest to stream our film, but CV Kumar was particular that the film should have a theatrical release. Titanic is primarily targeted at the youngsters,” Janakiraman states.

Titanic—Kaadhalum Kavundhu Pogum has music by Nivas Prasanna. Interestingly, Simbu has sung a mass-y number in this one.

Kalaiarasan was last seen in Kuthiraivaal, which dealt with the concept of magic realism. The film, directed by Manoj Leonel Jason and Shyam Sunder, is streaming on Netflix.