Director Balaji Mohan, who has made films like Maari and Love Failure, has now ventured into digital platforms and has ventured into a new web series. His upcoming web series – As I am suffering from Kaadhal – has actors like Dhanya Balakrishna, Balaji, Sundar Rama, Balakrishna, Baby Yuvina, Nakshathra Nagesh, Sanath Reddy, Abishek Joseph George and Sanjana among others. The web series kicked off on a popular digital app and is now the focal point of Tamil cinema.
Speaking to a leading tabloid, director Balaji Mohan opened up on his next feature film and why digital platforms will be the next big thing. Speaking about the concept behind the web series, Balaji Mohan said,” I had a story idea for a feature film but then I realised that it was more conducive for a web series.”
The director also opines that digital platforms give a creative freedom and helps filmmakers grow. “Nowadays, the time taken between films for a director is quite long. Working on things like this between films gives the director a more creative outlet. It also generates revenue. My next film ‘Maari 2’ with Dhanush is starting only in September, so I thought why not do a web series,” added Balaji Mohan.
Speaking about what inspired him to pick this subject, the Maari director said,” Well, there are situations taken from my life, my friends’ lives and what I see around. There are three storylines here — one couple who is married, one couple about to get married and one who is a single parent. So while there may be some shades none of it is actually taken directly from my personal life.”