Producer CV Kumar is ready with his second directorial project in Tamil: Gangs of Madras. The annoucement was made on Tuesday, without a lot of buzz. The cast and crew have not been announced yet. It is heard that Kumar might make the movie with newcomers.
Kumar, who is known for producing critically acclaimed films such as Pizza and Soodhu Kaavum, made his directorial debut last year with the science fiction thriller Maayavan, featuring Sundeep Kishan and Jackie Shroff in key roles. The filmâs premise revolved around the concept of immortality and how human beings using advanced technology can transfer their soul to another body and never leave this world. Despite pleasing the critics with its out-of-the-box concept, the film was a box-office dud. Nevertheless, it had earned Kumar praise from all sections of the audiences for his overall effort.
On taking the directorial plunge, Kumar had said in an interview to IANS: âAs a producer, I was always involved in discussing story ideas with my directors. They all liked the story idea of Mayavan. Filmmaker Nalan (Kumarasamy) suggested that I direct. Honestly, I was never keen on direction, but things just fell in place.â He also went on to say that direction was an eye-opener. "It made me realise the challenges of a director. As a producer, I remember instructing my directors to finish everything under budget. It was when I was in their shoes that I realised how challenging it is to direct and take the responsibility of everything.â
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