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His eye for spotting talent ushered in a new generation of directors — Pa Ranjith, Karthik Subbaraj and Nalan Kumarasamy, to mention a few — who rose to prominence in no time with their out-of-the-box stories.

Producer CV Kumar began his journey in cinema with ‘Attakathi’ and ‘Pizza’ in 2012 and turned director last year with ‘Mayavan’ in 2017. Now, Kumar is ready with his sophomore directorial venture, ‘Gangs of Madras’.

As the title indicates, this is a gangster tale and about the power struggle between rival gangs. What makes the trailer an intriguing watch is the presence of a young gun-totting woman, who says lines like: “My hunger can only be satiated if I eat and not by another person eating. In the same vein, if something happens to me, I have to stand up for myself. And, I will.”

Newcomer Priyanka Ruth plays the young woman.

Wrapped up inside this tale of gore and raw violence seems to be a love story too. And with a team of talented performers such as Daniel Balaji, Bhagavathi Perumal, Aadukalam Naren and Velu Prabhakaran, ‘Gangs of Madras’ is eagerly awaited.

Besides directing, Kumar has written the story and produced it under his banner ‘Thirukumaran Entertainment.’