Ace director Bala is now in pre-production work of his new film.
The film tentatively titled Eriyum Thanal will have the comparatively new Atharva, son of late actor Murali as the hero.
Bala works best with newcomers and actors who have not been familiar to new age realism. Eriyum Thanal is adapted from a Malayalam novel and it will be a quickie that Bala plans to shoot and release under six months.
Eriyum Thanal tells the story of a family, who goes through troubled times due to the vagaries of one of the son’s in the family.
Adharva will play the troubled son and the protagonist in the film. Two top character actors are being pencilled for the role of the father and mother.
GV Prakash for the first time is teaming up with Bala for the film. Eriyum Thanal shoot will start in a small town in Tamil Nadu from December.