Further explaining the concept of his film, he says, “The story deals with problems that women face. The characters in the film belong to the age group of 16-52 years. But the audience should look at them as not different women, but as different phases in a woman’s life. It’s universal content, and is high on emotions. When I told (Xavier) Britto sir about this, he liked the concept and supported me a lot in making this film.”
The film went on floors a few weeks before the second lockdown was announced in Tamil Nadu. “We just have one schedule left now, and are working out dates with the artistes. I should be able to go on floors again from next weekend. The story takes place at a hospital and the households of the characters. So, we are shooting in Chennai,” he informs.
While PK Varma (of Attakathi and Cuckoo fame) is handling the cinematography, National Award-winner Vivek Harshan has been roped in as the editor. Vishnu Mohan will be debuting as a music composer in Kollywood with this film.
Ask Mani why he took a break for almost five years, and he says, “I didn’t take a break, the situation gave me a break! After Pencil, I got an offer to direct a film in Telugu, but that somehow didn’t work out. So, I returned to the Tamil industry and had to press the reset button because things had changed here. And then, COVID-19 happened. It was during that phase that I decided to make this film and I am sure this film will help me make up for the lost time.”