'Swathi Kolai Vazhakku' title changed to 'Nungambakkam'

Ramesh claims that the film is not based on Swathi's murder or the police department.
'Swathi Kolai Vazhakku' title changed to 'Nungambakkam'
'Swathi Kolai Vazhakku' title changed to 'Nungambakkam'
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Director Ramesh Selvan stirred up a storm when he announced a film titled Swathi Kolai Vazhakku, based on the sensational murder of an Infosys techie by her alleged stalker Ram Kumar last year at Nungambakkam railway station.

Despite stiff opposition from Swathi’s family who filed a police complaint in protest against the making of the film, it has been learnt now that the film’s title has been changed to Nungambakkam, adhering to new rules by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Talking to Deccan Chronicle, Ramesh said, “According to the new rules in Censor Board if a case is sub-judice and if anyone tries to make a film based on the real life incident, they cannot censor the film. So, we made a few changes in the script, added few fictional scenes and changed the name also.” 

Ramesh further reiterated that his film is not based on Swathi’s murder or about the police department. “There is no scene about either Swathi’s family or Ramkumar’s family. Neither have I projected anything about Swathi’s and Ramkumar's personal life.” The film will be sent to the censor board in 15 days for certification and will hit the screens in August.

Asked if Ramesh was trying to cash in on this controversy, he said that he has no such plans. Moreover, he added that the film is merely a retelling of an incident and the events that followed it.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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