Staring: Prassana, John Shea, Sneha and Others
Story Screenplay and Direction: Arun Vaidhyanathan
Music: Karthik Raja
Achamundu Achamundu is the film directed by Director Arun Vaidyanathan. Prassana and Sneha are in the lead roles.
Arun Vaidyanathan who studied software in Chennai and freelanced for a couple of satellite channels before setting off to the U.S. Vaidyanathan enrolled himself at the New York Film Academy. Soon short films became his forte — he has made eight so far. Most of them have won awards at various international fests and are popular on Trigger Street, an online short film community for independent movie makers, co-founded by actor Kevin Spacey.
Prasanna plays a software professional in ‘Achamundu Achamundu while Sneha dons a role of a housewife.
Achamundu Achamundu features Hollywood star John Shea in a prominent role. John Shea is an Emmy award winning artist who has made a significant contribution to the world of cinema and theatre arts with several films like Hussy, Windy City, The Insurgents and Framed. He has commercial hits like Honey I blew up the Kid as well as critically acclaimed films such as Lune De Miel to his credit. Achamundu Achamundu will be his first international feature film.
Sahara QED will be working for the visual effects of the film The visual effects supervision will be led by Jon Labrie, who has several blockbuster hits such as Broken Arrow, Independence day and the Frighteners to his credit.
Award winning visual effects producer N Madhusudanan, who carved a niche for himself working in Hollywood productions such as The Return of The King, Spiderman 3 and Click, is also part of the team.
Chris Freilich is the cinematographer of ‘Achamundu …’ The DP has wielded the camera for the Naomi Campbell-Sushmita Sen-Suresh Oberoi-starrer, ‘Karma, Confessions and Holi,’ ‘Chasing the White Dragon’ and a couple of V’s short films, including ‘Stinking Cigar. For the first time ever, Red One camera is used in Indian cinema. This futuristic equipment has only been used in a handful of Hollywood productions. Red is the next generation technology that will combine both the quality of 35mm and the adaptability of digital editing/ transfer systems.
An online edit system is being set up for the production of the film. For the first time in Tamil cinema, the film is being done with the live sound setup. Karthik Raja is the composer of ‘Achamundu …
Plans are on to dub it tentatively in Spanish, French, German, Creole, Mandarin, Mende / Temne, Arabic, Bangla, Burmese, Vietnamese, Srilankan, Urudu and to be released in 18 different Countries in a time span of 6 months from date of release. The film will have an international film festival premiere, contending in the mainstream cinema category.
The film is a thriller, a linear narrative on a global issue. People all over the world can relate to it.
Expectations: From the laps of stupendous team.