Murungaikkai Chips has veteran actors Bhagyaraj and Urvashi, one of Tamil cinema’s best on-screen couples in important roles. “When I finished writing the story, I could see that it had some resemblances with Bhagyaraj sir’s Mundhaanai Mudichu, which is popular for the Murungaikkai scene. The title too was suitable for the story and went on to name the film Murungaikkai Chips. I also went on to narrate the story to Bhagyaraj sir, who would play Shanthnu’s grandfather in the movie. He was excited about the idea and agreed to be a part of it,” says Srijar. Shanthnu opens up on the experience that his dad brought to the sets of the film. “Appa and I haven’t shared screen space since Vettiya Madichu Kattu and we thought this film could be perfect for us to collaborate. When I shot with him for the scenes, I could see his eye for continuity and how it has enhanced the film,” he says. “99 percent of my scenes are with Shanthnu but it was fun when Bhagyaraj sir and Urvashi ma’am were present on the sets. Their energy levels are amazing and there is a lot one could learn by working with them,” adds Athulya.