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Exclusive! Selvaraghavan: I consider every movie as my first movie; it helps me evolve as a filmmaker

Saani Kaayidham is releasing on Amazon Prime Video on May 6

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 06.01 AM, May 04, 2022

Exclusive! Selvaraghavan: I consider every movie as my first movie; it helps me evolve as a filmmaker

Selva with Keerthy in Saani Kaayidham

Movie buffs were surprised and excited when the news of filmmaker Selvaraghavan foraying into acting with Saani Kaayidham was officially announced. The icing on the cake was Keerthy Suresh joining him in the film which had Arun Matheswaran at the helm. His debut directorial flick, Rocky, was yet to hit the screens then. 

Amidst unconfirmed reports doing the rounds that the movie which is set in the 80s is based on real-life incidents, the makers made it clear a few months ago that the project will skip theatrical release. The film is dropping on Amazon Prime Video on May 6.

In a chat with OTTplay, Selva said that contrary to speculation, Saani Kaayidham isn't based on any real-life story. He said, "It is purely fictional. As far as I'm told, the story has no connection with any real-life incident."

When quizzed him on whether he had watched Arun's Rocky, the Kaadhal Kondein director replied that he wanted to watch Saani Kaayidham first. "I skipped Rocky as I was keen on watching our film first. But after Rocky received positive reviews from critics, I felt I made a mistake. I have to watch Rocky soon," he quipped. 

Selva made his directorial debut two decades ago. How much does he think he has evolved as a filmmaker and a storyteller over the years? He said, "I think I have evolved a lot, but it has nothing to do with the time period. Every creative work I associate with teaches me something. There's a certain magic related to filmmaking and storytelling. Every film is a new project for me, and this mindset helps me evolve."

On the much-expected sequel to Aayirathil Oruvan, Selva said that the project is on and that "it will be made as soon as possible", refuting rumours of the makers dropping it. 

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