Samuthirakani to direct Balachander’s last script
Actor-director Samuthirakani, who is a student of legendary director, late K Balachander, will direct the last script of his mentor.
“The film was the dream of my guru, and I do not want to approach any producer and request them to fund it. So, I will be producing it myself, in addition to directing it,” says Samuthirakani.
At present, Samuthirakani is busy with a film titled Appa, which has music by Ilayaraja. After completing it, he will start working on Balachander’s script. Besides wielding the megaphone, he will also act in the movie.
Samuthirakani adds that the launch of the project will depend on the box office performance of Appa. “I’m the producer of that film as well, and if it does well, then, I will start this production immediately.”