Is Gautham Karthik’s next a casteist film?

Known for making films with casteist messages, director Muthiah has now joined hands with Gautham Karthik for a movie titled Devarattam.

According to sources, this film too will have casteistic references. edominantly. The director says, “Devarattam is a traditional folk art, and is very popular in villages. While the film is not about devarattam, the folk art is intrinsic to the script.”

Nivas Prasanna will be composing the music for the film and Sakthi Saravanan has been roped in to crank the camera. National Award winning editor Praveen KL and comedy actor Soori is also on board for the film.

While Muthaiya is known for his rural subjects, like Kutti Puli, Komban, Marudhu and Kodiveeran, this film marks Gautham’s return to the genre, after Muthuramalingam.

In an earlier interaction, Gautham has said that his previous rural film Muthuramalingam didn’t work well at the box office and yielded negative reviews but with Devarattam he wants to prove everyone wrong.

“I wanted to do a city-based film, but the producers thought I should do another ‘nativity’ film. We have a strong team — cinematographer Sakthi Saravanan, composer Nivas Prasanna, editor Pradeep and art director Veeramani,” adds the director.