The maverick director Bala has been known for taking years to make a film. All his films from his Sethu days have taken months to be completed and released.
Bala has been out of circulation for some time now. After Avan Ivan he took time to start his next film Paradesi which has Atharva, Dhansika, Vedhika and Uma Riaz Khan. The film is based on the Malayalam novel Eriyum Thanal and has music by GV Prakash.
Now it looks like Bala has completed Paradesi in a record 90 days of shoot. And it seems that the director who is known to stretch schedules for long periods of time and take even two years to complete one film has now turned a new leaf.
Moreover, the buzz is that he has even completed the dubbing of Paradesi which he plans to release in October. Looks like the economics of film making has finally blended with the aesthetics of the craft for Bala.