Udhayanidhi Stalin’s Nimir is slated to release on January 26. Directed by Priyadarshan, the film is a remake of Malayalam hit ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’.
”After watching the film in a preview show, my wife appreciated me saying that I have done a better job than Manithan. I have done only 50% of what Fahadh Faasil did in the original but happy that she loved my performance. Those who have seen Nimir says that it’s Priyadarshan sir’s best. We are planning to release the film on January 26”, said Udhayanidhi Stalin.
Talking about the film, Priyadarshan said “I wanted to Udhay to behave for the situation and not to act, he has transformed as a photographer named National Selvam, who has never been a disturbance to anyone but like takes a U-turn and he decides to not wear slippers until he completes his revenge. The film required an actor with the boy next door image and we adapted the original version with necessary commercial ingredients”.
Priyadarshan also revealed why he is not doing more films these days. “I’ve decided not to ruin the image I've created in my career. I’ve only eight more films to hit the century mark but decided to be choosy henceforth”, said Priyadarshan, who called Nimir as his answer to people who ask him why he is not making commercial films.
Priyadarshan said that he always wanted to work as an assistant to Mahendran but in Nimir, he got an opportunity to direct the Mullum Malarum director.
Priyadarshan dedicated Nimir to cinematographer Vincent and veteran director Bharathiraja.