Veteran cinematographer-director Balu Mahendra is getting ready to wield the megaphone after a long break. Producing the film will be Sasikumar, who, like most of the modern day directors, is inspired by the 'Moondram Pirai' man.
Two important things about this yet-to-be-titled movie is that it would be made inside a house, which is being specially designed for the purpose on a suburb in Chennai. And the budget is just Rs 90 lakh, contrary to the multi-crore trend.
"Balu Mahendra always believed that script and characters are important for the success of a movie, than its budget. So he is making this film to prove this point. Sasikumar is happy to back the venture financially," sources say.
Speaking at a recent function, Balu Mahendra expressed shock that crores and crores of rupees are required these days to make a movie. "I understand that cost of making a film is high today. But still, I can tell you that a quality and watchable movie could be made in lakhs. And I am ready to prove it," he said. It looks like he is all set to do that now.