The film is directed by debutant Vignesh Raja and is slated to be a thriller
Last Updated: 02.57 PM, Jun 05, 2023
It looks like Ashok Selvan has his kitty full with films. After his appearance in Amazon Prime Video's Modern Love Chennai in the episode Imaigal, helmed by Balaji Sakthivel, the actor is all set to be seen in Por Thozhil, in which he will share screen space with Sarathkumar. The film also stars Nikhil Vimal in the lead and is helmed by debutant Vignesh Raja.
Talking about Por Thozhil, which is slated to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, the film's director Vignesh stated that he had always wanted to make serial killer stories.
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"Right from my childhood days, I was drawn to police subjects like Kuruthi Punal. Films based on serial killing, like Vettaiyadu Vilayaadu had a huge impact on me. We have always had this image of a rugged police officer, who sports a huge moustache and is brave. Here we delve into a cop who is scared from inside, but hides his fear. I wanted to make a counterpoint."
Echoing his thoughts is Ashok Selvan, who says, "He is scared but he hides it well. We always remember films that we connect to emotionally. The emotional graph of this film is excellent. There are many shades in between."
It is to be noted that Ashok Selvan's Thegidi (2014) was a turning point in his career and this film marks his comeback to the investigative thriller genre. Applause Entertainment is bankrolling the film along with E4 Experiments and Eprius Studio.
This apart, the actor is awaiting the release of Blue Star, a film which is bankrolled by Pa Ranjith's Neelam Productions. The sports drama, which is written and directed by S Jayakumar, will have Ashok Selvan sharing screen space with Shanthnu. The makers had recently dropped a first-look poster in which they were seen with cricket bats. The plot revolves around the love for cricket in small towns.