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I don't believe in making half-hearted films: Ayngaran director Raviarasu

The makers were to release Ayngaran on May 12. Owing to KDM issues, the film hasn't hit the screens yet.

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Last Updated: 08.32 AM, May 12, 2022

I don't believe in making half-hearted films: Ayngaran director Raviarasu

Mahima Nambiar and GV Prakash in Ayngaran 

Filmmaker Raviarasu's promising investigative thriller, Ayngaran, featuring GV Prakash Kumar and Mahima Nambiar (whose latest release was Oh My Dog; streaming on Amazon Prime Video) in lead roles, will hit the screens on May 12. The film got postponed multiple times, in the past, too.

After Atharvaa's Eeti, director Ravi Arasu was staging a comeback of sorts with Ayngaran. He tells The New Indian Express, “A mechanical engineering graduate can bag a cushy job if chooses to go abroad. But some people want their skill to be of use to our people and country, even if it is a less lucrative option. Ayngaran is the story of such a person!"

Ravi decided to name the film Ayngaran as an indication of the hero’s skill. Karam in Tamil refers to hands. “The protagonist is someone who can do the work of five people,” he tells Cinema Express.

Ravi, further, adds in the interview that he had made several changes to the script after GV Prakash came on board. “I had approached several other heroes. But once GV came in, I toned down the ‘mass’ elements and made the character subtler to suit his persona and image. This will be an important film in his career.”

Ayngaran went on floors in 2017 and faced a few production delays. “We had to face three strikes while shooting for the film. That itself caused a delay of five months. I trust my writing and it has come out well on the big screen,” Ravi told Cinema Express.

The director explained he doesn’t believe in making half-hearted films. His films, he says, will be the kind that gets spoken about even after considerable time has elapsed. “I took my time after Eeti to write this script. This film will be completely my product. I am quite confident about it," Ravi concluded.

Ayngaran also features Kaali Venkat, Arul Dass, Aadukalam Naren, Hareesh Peradi, Abishek, Irene and Siddharth in important roles.

The film has cinematography by Saravanan Abimanyu and editing by Raja Mohammed.