I give importance to the story, says ‘Garudan’ director RS Durai Senthilkumar

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By Haricharan Pudipeddi

Jun 05, 2024

Filmmaker RS Durai Senthilkumar can finally breathe a sigh as his latest film, Garudan, is a hit. A rural revenge drama, it has taken the fourth-best opening for a Tamil film this year.

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“During our conversation, he told me about a person he encountered in his life, as well as the world around him. That’s how Sokkan was born.”

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Using this character as inspiration, I created the world of Garudan with all the other characters,” Durai Senthilkumar smiles.

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Applause from audiences has flooded the actor’s way since the film’s release. Soori had no trouble getting under the character’s skin, Durai says.

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Reports had emerged that the story of Garudan was penned by Vetrimaaran. Durai Senthilkumar and Vetrimaaran both assisted veteran filmmaker, Balu Mahendra earlier.

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“As I had said, the idea came from Soori and I developed it with my team. But I wanted to include Vetri sir’s name as I believed he brought me luck but he was against the idea.”

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Durai worked on two films each with Sivakarthikeyan and Dhanush. He made his directorial debut with Sivakarthikeyan’s Ethir Neechal (2013), produced by Dhanush.

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“Siva and I are good friends. We do keep discussing ideas now and then but nothing quite has excited us to be collaborating immediately. We can’t force the process,” he signed off.

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