Time travel film is definitely a never seen before attempt in Tamil cinema but director Ravikumar has opted such a rare genre in his debut film itself.
The moment of spark
After working as an assistant director in Soodhu Kavvum, I wanted to direct a science fiction or fantasy film and then came to know that we haven’t touched time-travel concept in Kollywood, so I decided to try it for the first time. That’s the spark for Indru Netru Naalai.
Time travel is a tool, not the whole film
When I chose time travel as the concept of the film, I was very clear that the fantasy element is a mere tool to tell an engaging story and not the other way around.
You can’t concentrate more on the time-travel and less on the characters. The blance should be perfect.
Whenever we say fantasy in Tamil cinema or Tamil literature, there is one name you can’t forget, the great Sujatha Rangarajan.
No one could write better than Sujatha and science fiction is his area of excellence. Had I got an opportunity, I would have definitely asked him to work on the script of Indru Netru Naalai
Made at a feasible budget
Many film makers think that films in this genre will demand a huge budget. But on contrary, Indru Netru Naalai was made at a reasonable expenditure. Science fiction comedies have lot of scope to work on the screenplay and characters.
VFX and CG works in the film
The VFX work of the film was done by phantom effects, they were present throughout the pre-production work and without them, Indru Netru Naalai would not be possible.
I would like to thank my art director Vijay and Stalin for their inputs in designing the time machine. It is really fascinating to see all our imagination comes to reality on screen.
Message to audiences
Many people are saying that Tamil audiences need simple screenplay but I disagree with them! Tamil movie audiences are more intelligent and their exposure is huge, more than the many directors and producers in Tamil cinema. As a matter of fact, we have a huge pressure to work hard and make sure that we satisfy the audiences.
I can assure them that Indru Netru Naalai will be an entertainer and there will be something new that they wouldn’t have experienced as far as Tamil cinema is concerned.
Indru Netru Naalai is all set for release on June 26th.