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Balaji Mohan: Teejay and Gouri were apt for my characters in Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa

The Tamil anthology which has five filmmakers directing it will start premiering on Amazon Prime Video from January 14 

Thinkal Menon
Jan 04, 2022
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Gouri, Balaji and Teejay

The virtual trailer launch event of Putham Pudhu Kaalai Vidiyaadhaa, the Tamil anthology, which is set for a premiere on Amazon Prime Video from January 14, was held earlier today. The five directors and various artists from the project participated in the event which went on for more than an hour's time. 

Balaji Mohan, who is directing Mugakavasa Mutham in the project, opened up about the story and the actors who play lead roles in his segment. Gouri G Kishan and Teejay Arunasalam essay pivotal characters in the short as police constables. Going by the trailer, the segment revolves around the sweet moments they share despite them being assigned the job of frontline workers during the pandemic.

According to Balaji, the short is about the love between the two actors. he said, "Romance is an emotion we can't keep away from our life irrespective of what the word is going though. During the pandemic, we had to maintain distance from others because of the nature of the virus."  

He added, "We realized that there are two kinds of people when the lockdown was enforced - the ones who got stuck at homes - and the others who are at the forefront battling the virus. I wanted to explore the story of two people who fall in love in spite of them handling the grim COVID-19 situation as frontline workers." 

Balaji said he casted both the actors in the role of police constables as he needed his artists to be engaged in a thankless job to depict the seriousness of the situation despite love blooming between them. The director recollects that he had so much of fun working for the project. 

On roping in both Teejay and Gouri, he said, For Teejay's role, I wanted someone who looked so convincing as a cop. He was perfect in the character. More over, I liked his work in Asuran as well. To play the female lead in the short, I was looking for someone who looked matured and responsible; I felt Gouri could pull it off."

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