“We are violent people. Violence namma raththulaye iruku (Violence is our blood),” says Rocky (Vasanth Ravi) to his sister Amutha (Raveena Ravi). The film argues that violence is everywhere. You can either choose to acknowledge and participate or ignore it. But there’s no escaping it. For a long time, Rocky belonged to the former. (He is infamous for disemboweling Manimaaran’s (Bharathiraja) son.) After a seventeen-year jail sentence, Rocky wishes to be the latter. But he is forced to see the violence, quite literally — enemies hold his eyes open to make him see a near one die. After multiple failures, will he finally be able to protect what’s left of his world?
Nithilan Swaminathan speaks fast but it is with innate coherence — just like his film Kurangu Bommai. The debutante filmmaker who has wowed critics and the audience with his first film starring ace director Bharathiraja, Vidharth, Elango Kumaravel and Delma Davis chats with indianexpress.com about his entry, Kurangu Bommai and the kind of films he would like to make. Continue reading “I would like to direct a love story with drama next: Kurangu Bommai’s Nithilan Swaminathan”