After 'Eesan', we have not had a compelling hit from James Vasanthan, whose 'Kangal Irandal' from 'Subramaniyapuram' still continues to be a favourite, even after years. Now, James is all set to make a comeback with his next project, 'Koottam'. The film is directed by MR Jeevan, a former associate of the veteran director Ram Gopal Varma. The plot of the film is on Naxalites. It unfolds the sad story of how a few youth get misguided to Naxalism owing to their financial situation, despite good academic qualifications.
The movie covers a bunch of young Naxals who realize that they are on the wrong path and surrender to the police. However, they are ill treated and taken advantage of, by the police and politicians. In the end, the vexed youth make a drastic decision. "I have portrayed a non-partisan view of the Naxal youth in this film. I have neither shown them as good, nor as bad persons. I spotlight only the reality" says the director, Jeevan. Naveen Chandra and Piya play the lead roles in this upcoming flick.