Yaavarum Nalam / 13 B is one of best horror films in Tamil Cinema. Long before Lawrence made waves with Muni this underrated film showed us how horror should be done. Even today the film remains a benchmark for horror in Indian Cinema. It had a fresh cast and a fresh plot. The film completes 10 years today. Let’s look at 7 interesting facts about the film.
1. The original choice for the heroine’s role was Kareena Kapoor and Esha Doel. But the role eventually went to Neetu Chandra.
2. This was Neetu Chandra’s first tamil film. In this movie she played Madhavan’s wife.
3. This was Madhavan’s second film with PC Sreeram. The first was the blockbuster hit.
4. The movie was filmed simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil and dubbed in Telugu as well.
5. This was the first Tamil film for Malayalam actor Sachin Khedekar who would latter go on to play prominent roles as Suriya’s father in Maatran and Amala Paul’s father in Deiva Thirumagal. He learnt the language for the film by listening to CD’s with his dialogues.
6. The film was shot in a temporary shooting floor with a elaborate apartment set which was created for the film.
7. The director of the film Vikram Kumar had earlier won a National Award for his short film silent scream.