Vishnuvardhan is among the newer crop of directors, who have built a lot of reputation for themselves. The man behind Ajith's stylish ‘Billa’ is working with the actor again in ‘Arrambam’. He has already sent the fans' pulses racing with the bits of information and visuals released so far.
He continues to work on wrapping up the hugely-hyped project which has a star-studded cast and looks forward to delivering a hit once again. Vishnu is pretty much upbeat about the prospects of ‘Arrambam’ and is all praise for Ajith. The film is expected to be a Deepavali release.
In a free-wheeling chat, Vishnuvardhan talks about working with Ajith (whom he prefers to call Thala) and their film ‘Arrambam’.
First things first, tell us about ‘Arrambam’ and working with Ajith...
It has shaped up very well and I am excited about it. Ajith is a great person to work with. He is an intelligent actor who knows his limitations.
You directed Ajith in ‘Billa’, which was a huge hit, so do the expectations weigh you down?
Yes, naturally expectations are high as I have teamed up with Ajith after a mega hit like Billa. I know I have to deliver my best. I think I have done a great job and have to thank Thala for his cooperation. Arrambam is an action-drama and a contemporary film.
Throw some light on what ‘Arrambam’ would be...
Contrary to expectations, it is not a gangster film. It will be an action-packed, fast-paced venture, much to the liking of Ajith fans.
You seem to share a great rapport with Thala...
(Smiles) Yeah. I have (always) thoroughly enjoyed working with Ajith. We are friends and share an excellent rapport. Ajith pulls it off on-screen with elegance.
How different is ‘Arrambam’ from ‘Billa’?
‘Billa’ was like old wine in a new bottle. ‘Arrambam’ is no gangster film and has been made in a contemporary and stylish way. There are enough twists and emotional elements in it.
How close is the film to the finish line?
(Pauses) Very much. One final schedule is currently underway and now we hope to finish it quickly. The next step would be post-production and audio launch. It is going to be an exciting final lap.
About Yuvan Shankar's Raja's music...
He is an awesome composer and has delivered consistently. Fans can expect great stuff in Arrambam too!