From a driver to director

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Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

From a driver to director

Gurusekara, who hails from a village in Tindivanam, was bitten by the cinema bug and wanted to work under veteran filmmaker Bharathiraja. When he landed in Chennai in 1991, he could not find a place in Bharathiraja's team.

But determined to watch him from close quarters, he joined as driver for the national award winning filmmaker and learnt the nuances of filmmaking standing next to him.

After two decades, today Gurusekara has ventured to helm a movie on his own.He says, 'My debut venture is titled Valayal. It carries a women-oriented theme. And throws a string message that one should work hard to achieve things in their life'.

Produced by B R Kaliappan, the movie stars Manoj K Bharathi, Sathyjith, and Chaplin among others. Music is by T S Murali Subramani and camera by Siva G.'It is an emotional drama and speaks about the travails of a youngster, who comes to city to make a livelihood'.

'With the blessings of my mentor, I started the film and  the shoot was completed in just 45 days. All my artistes have given their best', he adds.

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