‘Ride on the road’
‘It is a huge responsibility on my shoulders to work in my mentor’s (National award winner Vettrimaran) film. It demands hard work and more responsibility to live up the faith that he had kept on me’, says filmmaker Manimaran.
Manimaran is wielding the megaphone for Udhayam NH4, the maiden production venture of Vettrimaran’s Grassroot Film Company, that also has script and dialogues by him (Vettrimaran).
Speaking about the film, Manimaran says, ‘Udhayam NH4 is a racy action thriller. A bi-lingual (being made in Tamil and Telugu), it has Siddharth and Asritha Shetty in lead roles’.
It is about a group of friends who study in Bangalore. One incident changes their lives and the dangerous travel that they make from Bangalore to Chennai make up the movie, he says.
‘Having worked with Vettrimaran in Aadukalam and Polladhavan, I know what he would expect from me. I had to live up to it. Since we studied together since childhood, I share an excellent rapport with him and it made my job little easier’, he says.
Udhayam NH4 has music by G V Prakash, while cinematography is by Velraj. ‘Thanks to Vettrimaran, I started as a winner with a good technical team by my side to support me.’
‘Since it was a film on road journey, shooting was never easy. We had to face several challenges. We completed the film in 85 days and the final product is satisfying’, he adds.
Udhayam NH4 will be out soon and thanks to the association of big names like Meeka Entertainment and Red Giant Movies with the movie, it has literally grown big, he adds.