There is another Malayali connection to Prabhakaran’s Sasikumar-starrer Sundarapandian, besides Lakshmi Menon and Neethu. Dancer Saumya Satish, who essays the role of Sasikumar’s mother in the film. Saumya has acted in films such as Nivedyam and Sultan. She says initially she wasn’t too keen on doing the role, “Whatever little familiarity I had with the film industry was through my two films. I had no idea about the Tamil film industry. And I hadn’t seen any of Sasikumar’s films either,” she says. Sasikumar was insistent that he wanted Saumya as his ‘mother’ in the film and she agreed. The rest, as they say, is history.