Director Thulasidoss has assured that his Thirakku Varaadha Kadhai is not a film about ‘lesbians’, as wrongly portrayed in sections of the press.
Thulasidoss has directed more than 30 Malayalam films starring the likes of Mammootty, Mohanlal and Jayaram and is also the director of the late ‘Silk’ Smitha’s Layanam. He made a Tamil film titled Veettai Paar Naattai Paar in 1994 and is making a comeback to Tamil films after 22 long years with the Tamil-Malayalam bilingual Thiraikku Varaadha Kadhai.
Starring Nadhiya, Iniya, Eden Kuriakose, Kovai Sarala and Arthi in lead roles, it’s a film with a full-women cast. Reports in the media spoke of the film consisting some steamy sequences between two ‘women’ and even billed it as a lesbian film. It is said that Censors cut down all those ‘intimate sequences’ and passed the film still with an ‘U/A’ certificate. The film’s crew wasn’t amused by the negative publicity the film got.
Thulasidoss met the press along with producer Manikandan a few days back to explain things. “It’s definitely not a film on lesbians. A woman may or may not develop a liking towards another woman; only these things are dealt with in the film which has been awarded an ‘U/A’ certificate by the Censors not for any erotic content in dialogues or sequences but for the script’s horror nature.
“I have a message for the society through this film; like everyone else, I too have a social responsibility and would never make a film which is opposed by society,” he explained. “The sequences cut by Censors are about an injection being injected into the body and about the name of the company which manufactured this injection,” says Thulasidoss even as the film hits the screens this Friday.