A film like Chennai 600028 needs no introduction but here is an attempt anyway – a small gang of first timers and amateurs, however privileged by their industry backgrounds, came together to make a movie on amateur cricket – street cricket to be precise – and male friendship. Venkat Prabhu bandied together Shiva, Premji, Nithin Sathya, Aravind Akash, Sampath, Jai, Vijay Vasanth, Ajay Raj and of course, Yuvan Shankar Raja to create a film whose infection charm and fun might have been felt during the set but with a few jitters as SP Balasubrahmanyam and his son SPB Charan put their money into it.
The film completed fifteen years recently and what opened lukewarm with so many newcomers are all names today we always associate together as a gang and not by individual, went on to become a sleeper cult hit. To celebrate these fifteen years of repeat watches, Aditya, Anantha and Balajee get together to talk about the film and the memories associated with it.
Cinema Express Editor in Chief and podcast friend and guest Sudhir Srinivasan interviewed Venkat Prabhu for the same occasion and it came up during our discussion. The interview is linked below
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Anantha (also editor of this episode)
Venkat Prabhu interview with Sudhir Srinivasan – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGhNELP6fsc