During a recent interaction with a leading daily, filmmaker Rajkumar Periasamy—who is currently gearing up for the release of ‘Rangoon’—said that his film isn’t merely about people from Burma. On the contrary, according to him, it is a gripping survival drama.
“This film is the survival story of 24-year-old Venkat, whose family has been repatriated from Burma. The story is set against the backdrop of north Madras. The youngster, Venkat, faces a lot of challenges and how he comes out of it forms the crux of the film. The film is not entirely about the Burmese people in the city, the Patriots are just a part of the film. This will be a complete entertainer as well,” he said.
Moreover, the filmmaker said that Gautham Karthik was the ideal choice for the film courtesy his age.
“As soon as I finished the script, Gautham came to mind considering his age, which will be apt for the role,” he added.
Well, we are sure that the 27-year-old will be pleased by these kind words.
On a related note, Gautham made his Kollywood debut in 2013 with Mani Ratnam’s ‘Kadal’. Also featuring Arvind Swamy in the lead, it fared well at the box office and helped the newcomer get his career off to a good start. However, his subsequent releases underperformed at the ticket window. He’ll be hoping to taste success with ‘Rangoon’.
Interestingly, besides Gautham, ‘Rangoon’ also features Sana Makbul in the lead. This is the first Tamil film of her career. If all goes as planned, the film will hit theatres this Friday.