Director Balaji Sakthivel sure knows what he is doing. The director has never tried to compromise on his stories just for the sake of “commercial interests”. After debuting as director with the Vikram starrer Samurai (2002), he made the much acclaimed Kaadhal (2004) and then the Tamannaah starrer Kalloori (2007). Though most of his films did not make it big at the Box Office, all these films have been critically acclaimed.
His upcoming directorial venture Vazhakku Enn 18/9 is likely to be released next week or in the first fortnight of April. His last film Kalloori released almost four years ago and as such, expectations from his fans and lovers of good films are quite high. The film has many newcomers, Sri, Urmila Mahantha, Mithun Murali, Manisha Yadav and Muthuraman.
Vijay Milton is the cinematographer of the film which has music by Prasanna. The film has been jointly produced by director-producer Lingusamy’s Tirupathi Brothers Film Media and UTV Motion Pictures. The film’s audio was launched at Chennai’s Prasad Labs some time back.
“I had conceived the script many years ago but couldn’t decide as to which sequence should be the one which should be appearing in the very first frame of the film. However, I’m extremely grateful and thankful to Lingusamy, the producer, for not bothering about those things and providing me complete “freedom” to make the film the way I wanted it to make,” said Balaji in a poignant tone.