Kuruthi Aattam, directed by Sri Ganesh, is headlined by Atharvaa and Priya Bhavani Shankar. The film will have a theatrical release on August 5.
Last Updated: 01.51 AM, Jul 15, 2022
Kuruthi Aattam, the long-delayed project of Atharvaa, will be hitting screens on August 5. Billed as an action-packed gangster story set in Madurai, the film, also starring Priya Bhavani Shankar, is directed by Sri Ganesh of 8 Thottakkal-fame. In an earlier interview, Sri Ganesh had stated that the film predominantly revolves “around a sweet friendship Atharvaa's character shares with a little girl.”
Kuruthi Aattam has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Dinesh Purushothaman and editing by Anul Krish. The project is the third collaboration of Yuvan Shankar Raja and Atharvaa after Baana Kaathadi and Semma Botha Aagathey.
Sri Ganesh had assisted Mysskin before making his debut film, 8 Thottakkal. Also, the director started by helping the late Crazy Mohan and his troupe on their stage plays. The director believes in the power of disciplined storytelling, no matter how small the film is. “Word-of-mouth will do the rest,” he adds. The filmmaker, who identifies himself as a reluctant director, wants to continue writing. "But, I am a fan of crime fiction a lot, especially the mystery series of Inspector Martin Beck," he says.
In an interview, he said that backstabbing plays an important element in Kuruthi Aattam. “I wanted to showcase its significance to the story in the first look itself,” he added. Produced by Rockfort Entertainment's T Muruganantham, this one, features Radha Ravi and Radikaa Sarathkumar in prominent roles.
How does Sri Ganesh write his characters? He stated in an interview, “When we look at mainstream films, the lead character is often an admirable good guy regardless of the situation. I grew up seeing a lot of such films. They are fun, but I feel they lack a personal connection with the audience.” So, when he became a filmmaker, he wanted his main characters to be realistic, with flaws of their own.
Sri Ganesh believes it is easier to make the audience fall in love with clean characters, but it isn't the same when they have shades of grey. “For instance, when I wrote Bhaskar's character in 8 Thottakkal, I was particular that I did not paint him in white or black. I just showed them what would happen when an innocent man releases his bottled-up rage, all at once.”
Whenever the audience sees a relatable character on screen, they feel they have a purpose in life, and as a filmmaker, that’s fulfilling, concludes Sri Ganesh.