Uthiram (also referred to as Udhiram), marketed as a “Hollywood style action thriller” is almost done. Director Shankar, who produced and distributed Silandhi, spoke about the film recently and he said that 80% of this Hollywood-style film has been completed.
He added that only a few stunt sequences remain to be filmed and the unit will go abroad to shoot them. He has hired a Korean stunt choreographer to train the entire unit taking part in the stunt sequences, including the lead actors, talented newcomers Jagath and Aishwarya.
Director Shankar prefers to call his film a “two-hour climax”!!! Well, usually the climax of an Indian film is the thrilling part with chasing sequences and fights. But one will find that Shankar’s Uthiram (also referred to as Udhiram) will give a rush of adrenaline just ten minutes after it begins! That is why he is marketing it with the byline “the two-hour climax”!
The talented director is quite confident that his film will offer nothing short of the thrill that Hollywood films like Predator had to offer. He is sure that it will rule the box office despite being devoid of any romantic scene or song. According to Shankar, the film’s hero and heroine behave like they are friends and “the hero and heroine do not even stand close to each other, let alone romance each other”!
Looking at this director’s confidence, it is certain that this film will have enough thrill to compensate for the absence of Kollywood’s time-tested success formulae such as songs and romance! It looks like another trendsetter is getting ready!