Yogi Babu’s Pei Mama is about a COVID-19-like virus

Popular filmmaker Sakthi Chidambaram, whose last release was Charlie Chaplin 2, is ready with his next. Starring Yogi Babu in the lead, the film is said to be a comedy with supernatural elements.

“I thought of roping in Vadivelu to play a double role in the film. But that didn’t materialize for some reasons. At around the same time, there were rumours that Yogi Babu was roped in to play the lead in Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi’s sequel. Though there was no truth in it, I thought I should cast Yogi Babu in my film. I met him for a narration, and he was a little hesitant when I said the story was written for Vadivelu. But I convinced him and he came onboard. We finished shooting last November and are ready for release,” said Sakthi in a press note.

Yogi Babu plays a pickpocket in the film. Interestingly, the story deals with a virus that’s similar to the coronavirus that’s shaken the world. “In the film, a few selfish people join hands with foreign medical companies and spread a virus, like the COVID-19, in our country. A siddha practitioner finds cure for it, but before he can use it for public’s welfare, he and his family are killed by the villains. How their spirits take revenge with the help of Yogi Babu is what the film is about. Our film was ready last year, and when COVID-19 spread this March, we were surprised with the similarity,” he added.