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Prabhudheva says he doesn't judge directors based on their previous films

Prabhudheva’s next release in Tamil, following My Dear Bootham, is Poikkal Kuthirai, directed by Santhosh Jayakumar.

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Last Updated: 10.28 AM, Jul 27, 2022

Prabhudheva says he doesn't judge directors based on their previous films

Explaining that he chose to work with Santhosh Jayakumar on Poikkal Kuthirai because he liked the script narrated by the filmmaker, actor-director-dance choreographer Prabhudheva said he never judges people based on their previous works.

Prabhudheva, who headlines Poikkal Kuthirai, said, "When director Santhosh P Jayakumar called me and said he wanted to narrate a script, I didn't think about his earlier films at all. That is because I don't ever judge anybody. I was willing to listen to him with an open mind. He narrated the script and I liked it a lot. I even liked the way he narrated it."

The renowned dance choreographer, further, said the commanding manner in which Santhosh extracted work from the artistes while shooting Poikkal Kuthirai impressed him. "He was fast as well. He is a producer's director," he added.

Prabhudheva's explanation came after Santhosh thanked him for readily listening to his script, without thinking twice about his previous adult comedies, including Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu and Hara Hara Mahadevaki.

The action entertainer will see Prabhudheva playing a differently-abled person, and is scheduled to release on August 5. The first look of Poikkal Kuthirai featured Prabhudheva with an artificial limb, carrying a child in one hand and a large spanner in the other.

"The plot revolves around the execution of a father's plan to save his daughter. It's a difficult situation for anyone to deal with. Poikkal Kuthirai's story revolves around how a differently-abled person with a prosthetic leg will deal with the situation," Santhosh discusses the difficulties of Prabhudheva playing such a role.

"The leg of the master must be folded backwards and tied. We have a method for pulling it off visually, but balancing the body weight on one leg while also performing is difficult. A great deal of research and practice have gone into producing the desired end result."

Santhosh said he had written the script having Prabhudheva in mind. Shot completely in Chennai, the film that has music by D Imman is bankrolled by Darkroom Pictures and Mini Studio. The supporting cast includes Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Raiza Wilson, Prakash Raj, Samuthirakani and John Kokken.