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Soorarai Pottru filmmaker Sudha Kongara to direct Keerthy Suresh next?

Grapevine has it that Sudha Kongara will be directing Keerthy Suresh, bankrolled by Hombale Films.

Soorarai Pottru filmmaker Sudha Kongara to direct Keerthy Suresh next?
Sudha Kongara; Keerthy Suresh
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Last Updated: 05.20 PM, Aug 12, 2022

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Sudha Kongara, who was conferred the National Film Award for Suriya's Soorarai Pottru, is currently working on the Hindi remake of the same featuring Akshay Kumar. In addition to this, we hear, the director will be collaborating with Keerthy Suresh, on an untitled project.

It is speculated that it will be the same one Sudha is making for Hombale Films banner. If this materialises, it will be the first time Sudha is working with the Mahanati actor. Unconfirmed reports, further indicate, Dulquer Salmaan is likely to be a part of this film. However, we await an official word.

Meanwhile, Keerthy, who was seen in Malayalam film Vaashi, has Dasara alongside Nani in Telugu and Maamannan in Tamil. The latter is directed by Mari Selvaraj of Karnan fame, and features Udhayanidhi Stalin, Fahadh Faasil and Vadivelu.

Suriya, GV Prakash and Sudha Kongara/Twitter
Suriya, GV Prakash and Sudha Kongara/Twitter

A few weeks ago, Hombale Films, the production house behind the successful franchise KGF, announced on Twitter that it's backing a film, directed by Sudha. They shared the news with the caption, “Some true stories deserve to be told, and told right.”

The yet-to-be-titled film is expected to mark the Tamil debut of the production house. Although there is no information on the language of the film yet, it is stated as a feature based on real-life incidents.

It may be noted that Sudha's previous films Soorarai Pottru and Irudhi Suttru were based on true stories, too.

Sudha Kongara with team Soorarai Pottru, celebrating the big win/Twitter
Sudha Kongara with team Soorarai Pottru, celebrating the big win/Twitter

When asked about the difference between writing for an OTT platform and writing for a theatre, Sudha Kongara said in an interview with The New Indian Express that the former is more difficult. “A creator cannot keep the audience's attention with a single element or reveal. Engaging the audience requires strong writing. A filmmaker must be able to sense the emotions of the audience during a specific scene. It is a cardinal sin to miss out on that and bore the audience. Rather than aiming for a clap or whistle, I write or create a scene to affect the audience in some way.”

Rumours circulated that the director would collaborate with an A-lister for her next project. Sudha Kongara refused to confirm such reports, stating that she is always on the lookout for new opportunities. “Both male and female actors inspire me. The script I choose determines the star and budget. I'll keep knocking on the doors that correspond to my vision.”

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