After cutting his teeth working as an assistant and associate to several leading directors, Nagendran has made his move as an independent director with Nee Yellam Nallaa Varuva da . Backed by the producers of films such as Arinthum Ariyamalum and Pattiyal , Nagendran has signed up two well-known faces in the film industry — Vemal and director-actor Samuthirakani — for the lead roles in his ambitious film. Vemal is busy these days with several projects running concurrently — Netru Indru, Rendavathu Padam, Jannal Oram, Manjapai and Pulival . Jannal Oram and Pulival are remakes of Malayalam films Ordinary and Chappa Kurishu respectively. “In Nee Yellam Nallaa Varuvada , Vemal plays the son of a police officer, while Samuthirakani plays a cop. There are dramatic interactions between the two in the film which is based on a true incident. I would term the genre of the film action-comedy. We have completed the first schedule of 20 days, and planning is on for the next,” says Nagendran.