Valmiki: A marvel from Vikadan Talkies
Having made an everlasting impression in the publishing industry, Vikadan is getting ready to revolutionize the film industry. Two of Kollywood’s best romantic movies on the anvil now belong to Vikadan – Siva Manasula Sakthi (Jiiva and Anuya) and Valmiki (Akhil and Meera Nandan).
Valmiki has caught the attention of the media and public alike for two reasons: first reason is obvious, its title and second, its beautiful screenplay. Pivoting around the protagonist (played by Akhil of Kalloori fame), the film tells us how he finds his identity, with a beautiful love story running in parallel. Boldly preferring to stay away from the time-tested formulae of Kollywood, the filmmakers have given a down-to-earth love story, which sits well with today’s audience.
The way the story lured Meera Nandan testifies this fact. In an interview, the beautiful actress who acted in Mulla (Malayalam), said that the film’s beautiful screenplay forced her to sign it. The bold and beautiful actress also added that she will only do films like Valmiki or Mulla and would not hesitate to wait for such scripts to come her way!
Akhil, of Kalloori fame, who plays the male lead of Valmiki is quite confident that the movie will prove to be a turning point in his life. Valmiki is directed by G. Anantha Narayanan, a debutante director with the confidence of an experienced director. Question him why he has named his film Valmiki, pat comes the reply, “I liked the name very much. It sounds different and good. And there is a similarity between the sage and our hero. Valmiki, an erstwhile bandit, enriched the society by giving Ramayana and our protagonist too contributes to the society in his own way.”