Blood-curdling thrillers, the horripilating scary flicks that leave you sometimes really exhausted and love stories that really create guiltiness to accompany kids to the theatres. For the past few months, the scenario has been persistently the same, perhaps, bleak with eccentric themes. Of course, they have made a huge spin of profits, filling the sacs of producers with enormous profits, but sometimes, very rarely the good scented feel-good movies arrive and this is where filmmaker Ponram is awaiting the moment to steal the show. In this chat, the filmmaker is so much exhilarated about his second outing – Rajini Murugan that brings back the successful combination with handsome Sivakarthikeyan, Soori and D Imman.
With the musical success scaling great heights in audio charts and the film getting ready for release shortly, Ponram opens up something more on this magnum opus. Much prior to embarking on our chat, it was a moment on inquisitive thoughts about his acquaintance with Sivakarthikeyan.
“Sivakarthikeyan and I were never friends before. I was so much impressed with his performance in ‘3’ and sooner we happened to meet each other. We decided to work on a project together and this is how Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam happened,” says Ponram who continues to add that when making their attempt of teaming up again, their first and foremost thought processing was not to outperform VVS, but to make some difference with new concept.
So how different ‘Rajini Murugan’ is from ‘Bose Pandi’? That’s an inevitable question that anyone would conceive with accordance to these personalities coming together. “Sivakarthikeyan as Bose Pandi was a jobless happy-go-lucky youngster in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. But here as in ‘Rajini Murugan’, his role would be completely contrastive as in his characterisation is someone brimming with surpassing vigor to achieve something different,” utters Ponram.
The difference doesn’t end with the characterisation of Sivakarthikeyan, but even the backdrops between these two films are different as well. “Rajini Murugan is placed in the backdrops of Madurai. When we say Madurai, before decades, it was addressed as a ‘Large Village’ and now it has been translated into a new term as ‘Mid-Town’. It has considerably seen a great change and lots of improvements have been happening. We see, even the showrooms for big brands like AUDI showrooms have already been opened up. We have tried projecting everything in the film much differently from VVS and that includes the backdrops as well.”
Getting on with the characterisation of Raj Kiran, Ponram starts up saying, “These days, iPods and iPads have become so much popular. Raj Kiran plays a grandpa who has his children earning big in foreign countries and they gift him often with these gadgets. His combination with Sivakarthikeyan, who plays his grandson, would be more uproarious.”
With the conversation happening at full swing, we happened to get a thought about the dialogues written by director Rajesh in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. “Yes, his dialogues in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam were a great factor in its success. Since this time, he got busy with his new project; I have tried handling this protocol by myself.’
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