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Devarattam is not a caste based film, says director Muthiah

Devarattam, the Gautham Karthick starrer flick bankrolled by Studio Green, is set to hit the screens on the 1st of May. Ahead of the release the film unit met the press to have a little chat about their film. Almost the entire team that came to speak one after another showered praise on their hero Gautham Karthick. The film has Gautham Karthick and Manjima Mohan in the lead roles while comedian Soori and Vela Ramamurthy is essaying pivotal roles in the film.

Speaking on the event Vela Ramamurthy went on to declare that Gautham Karthick will surpass his grandfather veteran actor Muthuraman and his father Karthick’s place in Tamil cinema and reach many heights. When these words were uttered the actor found it difficult to react and all he could do was blush on stage and it was evident that he had tough times taking it.

Devarattam - Gautham Karthik and Manjima Mohan

Later on when it was director Muthiah’s turn to speak, the press persons present in the event were quick to jump to the question that, is his film again a caste based film. Director Muthiah is alleged to have a long track record of glorifying a particular caste in all of films right from his first film Kutty Puli. So based on the director’s track record of making films centered on a particular caste and violence, the press people put out questions. Answering to the question, the director said, “I strongly state that Devarattam is not a caste based film. Devarattam is a way or style of dance that is practiced by all people in the state even today. Like my previous films even this film will be high on sentiment and action. This time I have tried to portray the bond between a brother and sister.” The director was also quick to state that though there will be high action scenes in the film, there won’t be any pointless violent scenes.

At the end of the press meet producer Gnanavel Raja re- insisted the point that the film is not a caste based film but the director’s style of making some points makes it look like one. He also stated that, “Since it is native based film one could not help it but there are also many other entertaining elements in the film.” Not just holding on with it the producer went on to state that, “To my knowledge in Tamil cinema when it comes to films based on rural nativity it is director Hari sir, who scores high and after him director Muthiah is quite successful in delivering stories with rural nativity base. With this talent he has secured a place for himself in the Tamil film industry for the next 15 years,” concluded the producer, who is quite busy this year with bankrolling nearly 8 films in a row and has actor Sivakarthikeyen starrer film Mr. Local in pipeline for release.

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