Friday, March 23, 2007
With his first film Chithiram Pesudhadi, Narain drew the attention of Tamilnadu viewers. He is at present working in Pallikoodam. We met him at the sets of Malayalam film Ore Kadal where he co-stars with Mammootty.
Chithiram Pesudhadi was a hit, yet you are going slow, why?
After that film, all the stories narrated to me were full of violence. I heard close to 60 stories and did not like any. Only Nenjirukkum Varai was a bit different but it did not run well as expected. Now I have got a good role in Thankar Bachan's Pallikoodam in which I play Vetrivel, a Collector. I love stories with a serious touch to them. It is true I was approached to do the role in Naan Kadavul. I don't know what happened, but Bala did not get in touch with me again. Otherwise, I should have done Arya's role in Naan Kadavul."
Do you have any other goals other than cinema?
"From a young age, I used to see films of Amitabh and Kamal and developed a love for cinema. I decided then and there that cinema would be my chosen field. I did my DFT at Adyar Film Institute and worked as assistant cinematographer for Rajiv Menon.
Now, I have put behind my career as a cameraman and am concentrating on acting. In Tamil, I like Nayakan and my favorite actor is Kamal. I want to act as a war hero in a film. I could say that is my dream."
May Naren's dream come true!