The filmmaker says he had no actor in mind when writing the script because he wanted to stay true to the characters. “When the script was finished, these three actors were the first names that came to mind for the three characters. I felt they would be able to take on these roles and do them justice, ”he says.
Actor-producer Jayaprakash’s son Dushyanth Jayaprakash plays an important character in the film, Karthick reveals, adding that Chinni Jayanth and John Vijay will also be part of the supporting cast.
He also returned to the technicians who worked in his first Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru (D16) – music director Jakes Bejoy and editor Sreejith Sarang. “The only change is that Tijo Tomy, an assistant to DOP Sujith Sarang of D16, will take care of the cinematography,” he informs.
The film is set in Chennai and “the city plays a major role in the story”, explains the director. He adds: “We hope to complete the shoot in one schedule, starting January 5 and going through the first week of March.”