When directors Sasi Kumar and Samuthirakani decided to collaborate in ‘Subramaniapuram', they struck a deal that each would direct two films casting the other in a key role.

Sasi Kumar kept up his promise with ‘Subramaniapuram' and the recent ‘Easan'. Samuthirakani, who made ‘Nadodigal' with Sasi Kumar, has now begun work on his next movie ‘Porali', in which he will cast Sasi Kumar as the protagonist.

Retaining most of the technicians from his earlier film, Samuthirakani, says he scripted the story much before the release of ‘Nadodigal.' “When we began our project with ‘Subramaniapuram' the expectations were low and all we wanted to do was to make a decent movie. After a consecutive success of two movies, ‘Easan' earned a lot of hype and we were apprehensive about its success. But fortunately, it is doing quite well,” says Samuthirakani.

‘Porali,' set in Chennai, traces the life of a rebel who challenges society, and the consequences he faces as a result of his defiant attitude. Sasi Kumar, who plays the lead in the film, is also the producer of the film. “I had written the story almost two years ago. I could not let go of the script as it kept coming back to me whenever I thought of other options,” he added. The film, like his previous movie, will have a right mixture of humour, sentiment and action.

“Unlike Nadodigal, which took us 96 days to complete as we had to travel to a lot of places, this film will be completed in 80 days,” Mr.Samuthirakani added.

The shoot will begin in February.