Newspaper reports inspire Tamil film 'Mahabalipuram'

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 17, 2013 14:40 hrs

Chennai, Nov 17 (IANS) Upcoming Tamil thriller-comedy "Mahabalipuram", about the events that happen in the lives of five youngsters, has been inspired by reports published in newspapers.

"I have used Mahabalipuram, the most popular tourist spot (in Tamil Nadu), as the backdrop to narrate the story of five youngsters. The events that take place in the lives of five key characters are based on real life incidents from the newspapers," the film's director Don Sandy told IANS.

"The reason I used the coastal town of Mahabalipuram as a backdrop is to highlight how even a popular tourist spot can become breeding ground for crime. We are so lost in the beauty of the place that we fail to see the darker side. I have tried to capture the other side of the famous tourist spot," he added.

The film features Vinayak, Angana Roy, Vithika Sheru, Ramesh, Karthik, Vetri and Karna in important roles.

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