Ace director Shankar began his career as an associate to S A Chandrasekhar. He was at hand to release the teaser of the remake of his mentor's yesteryear flick Sattam Oru Iruttarai which has now been rechristened Thozhan.
It is directed by Sneha Britto, grand-niece of Chandrasekhar. Newbie Thaman Kumar dons the role of hero while Reemma Sen, Pia Bajpai and Bindu Madhavi play prominent roles in the film.
Recalling his association with the veteran director, Shankar said he learnt values like discipline and punctuality when he worked with SAC. “I worked under him for five years, learnt many things from him, partly because of his near military-like discipline.”
Vijay Antony is scoring the music. It is said that Sneha has made sure that the story and script have been changed to match the present day scenario. Also, the flashback scenes of the story are to be shot in Hong Kong.