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21-year-old directs Rahman

Karthick Naren's passion for filmmaking began when he was just in eleventh grade.  

Actor Rahman, who was last seen in 36 Vayadhinilae, will be seen next in a psychological thriller titled Dhruvangal Pathinaru.

What’s new, you might ask. Well, the film is being directed by a 21-year-old, Karthick Naren.

His passion for filmmaking began when he was just in eleventh grade. Films like Kannathil Muthamittal and Prestige inspired him to take to direction, and in college, he directed his first short film ( Pralayam) and Vizhiyin Suvadugal.

He quit his engineering degree to concentrate on filmmaking. “The Intermet was my tutor; it made me understand and experiment. I watched many films to gain knowledge on direction techniques”, says Karthick. In 2014, his third film, Nirangal Moondru, won a couple of awards and after releasing Pradhi online and receiving good feedback, he knew he was on course.

Karthick then moved from Coimbatore to Chennai to seek opportunities. “Though I had confident in my work and script, I was hesitant to approach people because they’d bring up the age factor. Thanks to encouragement from my parents and team, I approached Rahman sir to play the lead in a film I had in mind; he plays a middle-aged cop in it,” he says about his debut venture that will hit screens next year.

Adds Karthick, “Though he was initially hesitant, he liked the story and agreed to come on board.” The film, which was completed in 28 days, is about an hour and 45 minutes and has no songs, informs the director.

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