The Tamil actor and director Nassar had made offbeat films like Devathai, Avatharam and a commercial crass like Mayan in the past. But none of these films have done well in the box-office. So now Nassar is all set to woo the box-office Gods once again with Pop-carn, a short form for pop carnival.
In a casting coup of sorts he has managed to rope in the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and Simran as husband and wife with Simran’s real life sister Jyothi playing their daughter in the film. In a nutshell the story is about Mohanlal, a musician falling in love with a fusion dancer, Simran. They marry but due to artistic ego fall out which is told as a flashback. The film starts with Mohanlal as a big time music director whose music is a craze among the youth. Even his own daughter played by Jyothi likes his music and tries to bring her father and her mother together but in vain. The film has shades of the classic Guru Dutt film Kagaz Ke Phool. Said Nassar, “I admire the films of Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy and Guru Dutt who had their own distinct character. But Pop-carn is a modern family drama about relationships”. Nassar and his music director Yuvan Shanker Raja have created a new fusion music that’s elevated and uplifting. One of the songs was recently picturised on the beaches of Goa.
The cast also includes Vivek, Alphonsa, and a Mumbai model Sakthi. The camera is by Sridhar and Vikram Dharma is the stunt master. Kameela Nassar produces the film.