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Why it doesn't surprise Gautham Menon that choreographer Brinda is directing an action film

The second directorial venture of Brinda revolves around the lives of a few gangsters in Kanyakumari.

Why it doesn't surprise Gautham Menon that choreographer Brinda is directing an action film
Gautham Menon and Brinda
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Last Updated: 03.04 AM, Sep 10, 2022

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Renowned choreographer Brinda is making a full-fledged actioner called Kumari Mavattathin Thugs, and Gautham Menon claims that this does not surprise him.

Brinda has worked in all of Menon's films, except for Nadunisi Naaigal. "If my songs look nice, 99 percent of the credit belongs to Brinda and 1 percent to me," Gautham Menon stated during the character introduction event of Thugs.

"I am not shocked that Brinda is doing an action movie. Being a fanboy, witnessing Mani (Ratnam) sir's and Kamal sir's movies had an impact on my decision to go to the movies. I was always afraid to ask Kamal sir for another take. I was aware of Brinda's equation with him. Therefore, when I made Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu, I decided to rope in Brinda, because I knew she would deal with Kamal sir on my behalf."

Further, the director added, "In Vettaiyaadu..., apart from Paartha Mudhal Naale, there was a song called Karka Karka... I designed it and told Brinda that this is how it should be shot. She was the one who choreographed all the action sequences. I just sat back and had a great time. That song put me on the map; thanks to Brinda."

The choreographer-turned-filmmaker made her debut as a director earlier this year with Hey Sinamika, starring Dulquer Salman, Kajal Aggarwal and Aditi Rao Hydari. She eventually choreographed the 44th Chess Olympiad Anthem which featured Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister MK Stalin and AR Rahman.

Brinda's second film Thugs, which is due for release, stars Bobby Simha, Munishkanth, RK Suresh and Hridhu Haroon (of Mumbaikar-fame) in the lead roles.

The story is said to revolve around the lives of a few gangsters in Kanyakumari.

Brinda added that the film was a different experience altogether in comparison with Hey Sinamika. "Thugs' is raw and violent, whereas, Hey Sinamika revolves around love. We entirely filmed this one across Nagercoil and Kochi.”

HR Pictures, known for distributing blockbusters Kamal Haasan's Vikram and SS Rajamouli's RRR in Kerala is producing Thugs.

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