'Cuckoo' won't make viewers sympathise with blind couple: Director

Feb 10, 2014 IANS

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Director Raja Murugan describes his forthcoming Tamil directorial debut "Cuckoo" as an honest and cute love story of two blind people. He is confident that the audience won't sympathise with the lead characters.

"All love stories, real or reel, are associated with colour, beauty, money and what not. But love is beyond all this and I've captured that in my film," Murugan told IANS.

"When two blind people fall in love, there's no room for all these factors. There's only honesty in their love and that's what 'Cuckoo' is all about.

"We love using all our five senses, but what happens when you have to love using only four senses? The love that you see then is not the same as you and I imagine. I have tried to portray exactly that in my film," he added.

Jointly produced by Fox Star Studios and The Next Big Film Productions, "Cuckoo" will come out in March.

"There's a lot of humour in the film. It's not a film that will make you cry or sympathise for the blind characters. It's a cute love story that will entertain. I made the film with the tagline that 'life is beautiful', therefore there's no room for sympathy and sadness," said Murugan.

"Cuckoo", a romantic-drama, features Dinesh and Malavika Nair and the two lead actors joined a workshop to prepare for their roles.

He is in awe of his lead actors.

"I think Dinesh and Malavika have done a great job. I enrolled them in a workshop where blind students are taught life skills. They worked with those kids for two months and in the process convinced me that they could play blind characters effortlessly," he said.

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