The story talks about respecting women’s choices and making them feel important
The team of July Kaatril dropped by at the office of DTNext ahead of the film’s release today. Director KC Sundaram, an erstwhile assistant to late director Jeeva along with his lead actors Anant Nag and Samyuktha Menon settled down for a chat. “The film has been in the making for over 18 months and I am glad that July Kaatril has seen light of day,”Sundaram begins.
“That has always been the plight of mid-budget films. We come up with good content but disappear in the midst of big budget and other star-studded films. Today, a film’s success is not based on box-office verdict. A filmmaker succeeds if his film hits the screens,” he adds. Ananth Nag, the lead actor of the film, who plays a software professional, says, “July Kaatril also has content that will be accepted by the audience. I wouldn’t say that the audience will like everything that is present in the film. But it will be an enjoyable watch and will not disappoint them,” brims Ananth with confidence.
Samyuktha joins the conversation and says, “The highlight of the film is the treatment that the director has given to the story flow. It revolves around three lead character in three different chapters. Each chapter is narrated from each one of our perspectives. I joined the film after the shoot and I could relate to my character of Revathi easily. I play a photographer; though the story isn’t about my photography, I learnt how to hold a camera and other basic things.” Divulging more about the story, Sundaram says, “Though it has three chapters, the story doesn’t have any complications and will be an easy watch for the audience.” Prod him if July Kaatril is a romantic film as breezy as the title, he says, “The film doesn’t touch upon the subject of love. It is about relationships and deals with breakups.” Ananth says, “It is about how my character tries to strike a balance between Samyuktha’s character and another lead character played by Anju Kurian. The story talks about respecting women’s choices and making them feel important.” Sundaram says that the entire shoot was fun-filled. “We shot in Chennai, Kothagiri, Sri Lanka and Portugal. There are portions that involves scuba diving and we shot those scenes in Sri Lanka. In fact, shooting there was economical compared to shooting in Goa,” he concludes as they start posing for pictures.