‘Pom Pom’ says his auto, as he spends his free time with papers and pens. Chandrakumar.M was popularly known to his friends colleagues as an auto driver. He was nicknamed as Auto Chandran by his fellow mates. Unknown to many, he writes novels in his free time, spending his time with the ideas he had in mind. He has put his ideas into a story that lines together to create a novel titled , ‘Lock Up’ which has been evolved into a blockbuster. After the release of the movie, he has been busy mentoring the audience who approach him. Now, he locks himself in a room if he feels like writing something. His writing has turned his life upside down- from a nobody to a celebrity in 2016. The movie was cast in Tamil by Vetrimaran under the name ‘
Visaranai’ which received many accolades.
The movie had won ‘The Best Feature Film’ award at the 63rd
National Film Awards and was much honoured to be premiered at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival. In addition to the laurels received, it is now set to make an entry into the ‘89th Academy Awards’ which has been declared as the India’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Mr Chandrakumar is now grateful to Vetrimaran who has brought his story to the people. He almost received 350+ calls from various litterateurs and well-wishers. He states that he is tired of having many followers and answering calls. His head, not being conquered by fame and pride, still drives his auto around his streets and city. He somehow finds time to write more story lines. He has shared his experiences as a youth in the society in this novel, ‘Lock Up.’
The movie was recreated in the same places as he had experienced tortures and pain in his earlier days of life. The movie was based on him along with his friends, who were held captive by the police and tortured. Now he expects an Oscar nomination for this movie since the cast has perfectly brought out and recreated the scenes exactly as they happened. The story describes the influence and power of the rich that can totally destroy the lives of the poor or the middle class. It talks about the ways in which the high end people can escape their crimes through money and power. He had written how mercilessly he was beaten and had to tolerate pain in his early days to make a living.