P Vasu, the director of the upcoming Tamil flick, Kuselan is quite excited about the film and directing Rajnikanth (the lead).
His last film with the superstar was the superhit Chandramukhi (remake of Mohanlal's Malayalam blockbuster, Manichitrathazhu). In fact, Kuselan is a remake of another Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol. The film has even spawned a Telugu (Kathanayakudu, also directed by P Vasu and releasing on the same date as Kuselan), Kannada and Hindi (Billo Barber) version!
But back to P Vasu, who before Chandramukhi had directed Rajni in three more films -- Panakkaran, Mannan, and Uzhaipali.
Shobha Warrier finds out more:
When I interviewed Srinivasan after the release of Kadha Parayumbol, he said it was you who suggested to show the film to Rajnikanth. What made you think he would be interested?
I felt it was like his true story; how he treats his friends and how he talks about his friends. Our audience knows his story, how he came to Chennai, how he joined the film institute and how his friends helped him. That is why even Mammootty said in an interview that the film was a perfect subject for Rajnikanth.
So you knew the film would move Rajnikanth?
I knew it. After he saw the film, he came out and he told me, 'You made my day'.
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