V.R. P. Manohar, who used to run a successful advertising agency in Sivakasi, always wanted to direct a feature film. So when the opportunity came his way, he grabbed it. His film,Vaanavil Naatkal,is a simple love story. “I have signed newcomers J. Prakash and Rithika as it will be easy to mould them to fit into the characters I have conceived. The film focusses on how love sometimes fails. We have examples in history and mythology,” says the first-time director, who firmly believes discipline and values can bring success even in this demanding and fickle field.