Director A.M.R. Ramesh of Kuppi fame is back with his next venture, Kadhalar Kudiyiruppu, a romantic tale based on a real-life Hindu-Muslim riot incident that took place at the police quarters in Bengaluru. Newcomers Anish Tejeshwar and Shruti play the lead roles and veteran actress Saranya plays a prominent role in the film. James Vasanthan of Subramaniyapuram fame has composed five songs.
“I have tried out a new narration and fresh ways of depicting the communal clash. The story spans three different periods: 1968, 1992 and the present time. Cinematographer Dwarakanath has used different tones for the three periods,” the director said to a leading English daily.
“The film is about a Tamil boy living in police quarters in Bangalore, who suddenly goes missing. The rest of the story is about him and his past. We have shot the film in real locations,” he added. The Censor Board has cleared the film with a ‘U’ certificate, without any cuts.
According to director Ramesh, the film is from the point of view of journalists and it will answer the five Ws and one H of journalism. Kadhalar Kudiyiruppu is all set to grace theatres in August. “I’ve shot a riot scene that takes place in Bengaluru during the Babri Masjid demolition. In fact, the riot plays an important role in taking the story forward,” he revealed.