Manimaran is wielding the megaphone for Udhayam NH4, the maiden production venture of Vettrimaran’s Grassroot Film Company, that also has script and dialogues by him (Vettrimaran).
Speaking about the film, Manimaran says, ‘Udhayam NH4 is a racy action thriller. A bi-lingual (being made in Tamil and Telugu), it has Siddharth and Asritha Shetty in lead roles’.
It is about a group of friends who study in Bangalore. One incident changes their lives and the dangerous travel that they make from Bangalore to Chennai make up the movie, he says.
Though Vettrimaran could have directed the movie himself, he felt it would be good for an aspiring filmmaker to try his hand at the story and gave me the go ahead to do it. He was encouraging and motivating me all through the shoot, says Manimaran.
Udhayam NH4 has music by G V Prakash, while cinematography is by Velraj. ‘Thanks to Vettrimaran, I started as a winner with a good technical team by my side to support me.’
‘Since it was a film on road journey, shooting was never easy. We had to face several challenges. We completed the film in 85 days and the final product is satisfying’, he adds.