Passion for theatre made Taman Kumar quit a good job in the IT industry and led him to Koothu-p-pattarai. This experience gave him a solid foundation and helped him perform well during the audition for the lead role in Sattam Oru Iruttarai . “I was given a small sequence and asked to improvise on the dialogues and act out the scene. I didn’t even know it was for the lead role in Sattam Oru Iruttarai . I was pleasantly surprised when I was chosen. Working with experienced actors such as Reema Sen, Piaa and Bindu Madhavi has been a great privilege. They have no airs about themselves and I have greatly benefited by their encouragement and advice. As far as performing in Sattam… is concerned, my theatre background has helped me understand the script and complete each scene with minimum takes,” says Taman. He has already signed another film, Kannan Ennum Mannan, by director A. Venkatesh.