It is the season for short filmmakers to try their hands at full features, and many like Karthik Subbaraj have been successful. Thiya, who won the Best Director award for the Naalaya Iyakkunar series, is the latest to join the list. He debuts with a full-fledged comedy titled Kanna Pinna in which he also dons the greasepaint along with Anjali Rao of Vanmam fame, who is playing the female lead.
“It is about a boy from Trichy who is bent upon marrying a beautiful girl. His friends say that he can find attractive girls only in Chennai — and hence he sets out in search of someone! The experiences he undergoes narrated in a hilarious way forms the rest of the movie,” Thiya explains. The story of KP is based on real-life incidents that took place in his friend’s life, he adds — “It starts with a director, cameraman, and music composer who go in search of a script, after finding a producer. That is when they come across this boy, and a potential plot for their film. I have used many real-life bouncers as comic characters in the movie.” Roshan Sethuraman scores the music.