Actor- director Thambi Ramaiah, who won a National Award for his performance in 'Mynaa', is playing an 85-year-old retired Tamil teacher in 'Neer Paravai', a film directed by Seenu Ramasamy.
The movie produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies has Vishnu and Sunaina as the lead actors. Nandita Das plays a crucial character in 'Neer Paravai', which revolves around the lives of fishermen.
Two Mumbai-based makeup experts, who were trained in Hollywood, have been roped in to take care of the looks of Thambi Ramaiah. Everyday Ramaiah is spending two hours for the get-up, it is said.
Seenu Ramasamy, who is said to have been inspired from Thoppil Mohammed Meeran's Sahitya Akademy winning novel 'Kadalpurathiley', has penned a few characters of 'Neerparavai' based on that.