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'An immigrant's life is exaggerated in Tamil films'

Achamillai Achamillai means you have no fear... You have made it an antithesis of what Bharatiyar said...

Yes, I want to underline the fact that it is scary. The idea was to convey the mood of the film. Immediately Bharatiyar came into my mind, also the film Achamillai Achamillai made by K.Balachander. Then I thought, why not Achamundu Achamundu? I am a big fan of Tamil language too.

Is that the reason why you decided to make the film in Tamil and not in English though the film is set in the US?

No. As I live in the US and as I am familiar with some of the techniques used there, I decided to make the film there. I also wanted to make use of the technicians who are available there. Moreover, I have worked in the Hollywood industry but never worked in the Indian film industry. I made 10 short films there.

Another thing is, till today, an immigrant's life is exaggerated in Tamil films. The portrayal is not true at all. So, I thought, let us take a Tamil family settled in the US which is quite common these days. A Tamil family in the US is no different from a Tamil family in say, Mumbai or Delhi. Once this film is released, all the myths about Tamils in the US will shatter.

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