Pandiraj, director of the National Award winning Pasanga is now ready with his next venture titled, Marina. As the name implies, the film is about the beach in Chennai and all that goes on in and around it. Speaking to Sify, Pandiraj tells us what is special about the film…
What is Marina about?
Its about the life of several kids who live in and around the beach and has a love story told in a comical way.
Is it a pressure to direct after winning National awards?
Well I didn’t make Pasanga with any awards in mind but I was certainly happy that we won so many. I have many awards lining my office so I am not really after awards as such. But yes, it will make me happy if we win more! So there’s no pressure as such.
Is there a message in your film?
We have given a subtle message without preaching anything. Anyone visiting the beach will certainly look at the kids differently after watching Marina.
How did you zero in on Siva karthikeyan for the hero?
When I saw Siva at a function, I watched his body language and felt he would be ideal as hero. The lead pair have comical situations between them and he fit the bill.
Why do you always make films with kids?
I guess I feel comfy with them. Its tough the first few days but later it gets very easy. I lik to show the life of kids.