Touted as a musical romantic thriller, Kadhai is the first directorial venture of small screen actor and Mohamul hero Abhishek. The film’s puja was held recently at AVM Studios.
Abhishek seems to have found a good NRI producer in Vijaya Rajan and her Akash Akshay Raj Cine International banner. Vijaya, is the wife of former actor Raj Tilak who was one of the co-producers of Nanda and Mounam Pesiyathai several years ago.
The hero is an NRI Shaan who plays the character of a writer in the film. Nivedita from Karanataka plays the heroine who is a violinist. There seems to be a second hero in this triangular love story, done by Abhinay while Nalini appears in a comic role for the first time.
Abhishek is very excited about his project but denies that it is an autobiographical film. “Its true that my wife is a violinist too but that is the only common element between the film and my life,” says Abhishek. Music is by Paul Jacob.
Abhishek is very confident about his script and revealed, “It’s a Ram Gopal Varma type of thriller with the poetic touch of a K Balachander film.” He is excited to be working with Abusha, who did the camerawork for the JK Riteish and Ramanaa starrer Nayagan recently. “He has an intelligent style and I will do justice to the type of film I want to make,” says Abhishek.
20 days of the shoot will also be done in the US. Now let’s see how Abhishek’s new role as director takes off.