|Produced by||Isari Ganesh|
A. L. Vijay
|Edited by||Beena Paul|
Think Big Studios
Prabhu Deva Studios
Sometimes (Tamil: Sila Samayangalil) is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language drama film, written and directed by Priyadarshan. Produced by Isari Ganesh, Prabhu Deva and A. L. Vijay, the film starfeatures Prakash Raj, Sriya Reddy and Ashok Selvan. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and the cinematographer was Sameer Thahir.
Seven strangers waiting for their HIV results share their stories about how they suspect they have HIV. The film takes a twist when they know that one of them is suspected to have a positive result. When each receives a negative result, the last will not collect his as he would be the one with HIV and die. Later, it is revealed that the receptionist had lied when she said that one of them had a positive result as she was unable to obtain the information from the laboratory and all are negative.
- Prakash Raj as Krishnamoorthy
- Sriya Reddy as Deepa
- Ashok Selvan as Bala Murugan
- Nassar as Doctor
- M. S. Bhaskar as Raghavan
- Anjali Rao as Sheela
- Shanmugarajan as ACP
- Varun as Vivek
- Saivam Ravi
- Ashrita Kingini
Following of the release of De Dana Dan in December 2009, Priyadarshan announced that he was working on the script of a film on AIDS with Aamir Khan in the lead role. The pair regularly discussed the script and Khan had agreed to fund the project, with Priyadarshan revealing he was still scripting the film in February 2011. However, the director took longer than expected to complete the script and, by May 2012, Khan and Priyadarshan chose to shelve the project. The director considered bringing in Akshay Kumar to reprise the lead role instead, but the project failed to materialise.
In July 2015, Priyadarshan announced that he would instead make the film in Tamil with Prakash Raj and Sriya Reddy in the lead roles. Santosh Sivan was chosen as the film's cinematographer, with Beena Paul and Sabu Cyril as editor and art director respectively. He also revealed that the film would be produced by his former associate A. L. Vijay's Think Big Studios and that it would be made at a cost of 20 million rupees, with the cast and crew getting a salary but not at their market rate. Prabhu Deva later announced that he would co-produce the film with Amala Paul, who was assigned as the film's main production representative by Think Big Studios. Vijay also suggested that Nassar and Ashok Selvan could be cast in the film, and Priyadarshan took them on. Sameer Thahir later replaced Sivan, a few days before the start of filming. The team began filming without an assigned music composer and later signed Ilaiyaraaja to work on the film's background score. The film had no songs, a notable rarity for Tamil cinema.
The team shot portions in August 2015, with Prakash Raj revealing that the film had been titled Sila Nerangalil. The film was shot in 25 days with the artists recording their voices on location. After production was completed, Amala Paul announced that the film had been retitled Sila Samayangalil. For international audiences, the film was titled Sometimes.
Sometimes was released on 1 May 2018 by Netflix as the film failed to find a theatrical release.
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