A quick look at everything making news in cinema this week!
Suriya On His Role In Thaana Serndha Koottam:
“The very first day of TSK’s shoot, I knew I was part of a film where I was expected to do something I had not done in a while. If the humour flowed seamlessly in Pithamagan, Ayan boasted some genuine laughs too. You can see the lighter side of me in this. I like the way younger directors work. There is no dialogue paper, no need to memorise lines. They write as they speak, I repeat it in my style, and the shot is wrapped up. Everything is on the go. As the dialogues changed, Vignesh kept changing the camera. In one sense, it was like guerrilla warfare; it was spontaneous and full of surprises.”
Read the full interview here: ‘You Will See The Lighter Side Of Me In Thaanaa Serndha Koottam’
Hansika Motwani On Being A Performer, And Gulaebaghavali:
“Wherever I get the chance, even if it is a Korean film, I will do my job — entertain people. And because I’ve never been to acting school, I keep asking people what they teach there. I picked up nuances on the sets.”
Read the full interview here: Hansika On Gulaebaghavali, Working With Prabhu Deva & Why The Bubbly Tag Doesn’t Bother Her
Cinematographer-turned-director Premkumar Chandran, whose brush with memory loss inspired Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom, a 2012 comedy that revolved around a man who loses his memory days before his wedding, recalls the events that led to its making and the cinematic liberties that turned it into a crowd-pleaser.
“The first half of the movie is what that happened in real life. It happened almost 10 days before my wedding, not two as is shown in the movie. My friends were worried, they couldn’t take me home; they had to lie to my parents and my wife (then fiancée). She found it strange because I would talk to her even when I was busy with work,” he said. Premkumar was assistant cinematographer then, on the sets of Vaaranam Aayiram. “They had come up with crazy excuses, even told her that my phone had run out of charge,” he adds.
Read the full interview here: Premkumar Chandran On The Tale That Sparked The Hit Comedy ‘Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom’
This whimsical ride isn’t backed by a taut script. The timelines are all muddled, the loose ends at the end offer no closure. It almost feels like the writer lost interest after a point. It leaves you with a twisted sense of karma and justice for all. Of course, one might argue that life is not about getting all your ducks in a row, and the film just portrayed that.
Read: Kaalakaandi Review
Thaana Serndha Koottam (Tamil)
There are the big, bad bureaucrats, the corrupt system, the works. But what makes TSK entertaining is Vignesh ShivN’s deft hand, deliberately adding a touch of humour in the mix.
Mukkabaaz, at its core, is about the many loves in Shravan’s life. His love for boxing, his love for Sunaina, his love for rising above all odds. It’s the intermingling of these love stories in Sharavan’s life that makes and breaks him.
Read: Mukkabaaz Review
In Sketch, Vikram gamely does what’s expected of a commercial hero, but after a point, it all falls flat.
Read: Sketch Review