It’s Friday, 7 pm. The cast and crew of Gethu slowly trickle into Prasad labs. It’s the audio launch and press meet of the film. The big question on everyone’s mind is whether Amy Jackson would be there. So, of course, as soon as the actress entered, cameramen surrounded her. And there was a flurry of flashlights.
Two songs featuring the lead pair of Udhay Stalin and Amy Jackson were played, Thillu Mullu and Thaen Kaatru. The melodies were reminiscent of the ‘Pookale’ song from I. The glossy visuals were shot in the North Eastern states, with pristine landscapes in the background.
Amy Jackson had rushed to the venue straight from the sets of 2.0. So quickly, in fact, that she was still doused in the heavy makeup from shooting. She wished everyone a Merry Christmas, and said she was happy to work for the Red Giant banner, “The film is a mix of action and romance as the trailer shows. The film will definitely be a treat, and I’m sure the audience will enjoy watching it.”
Udhay Stalin spoke about how privileged he felt to act with Sathyaraj, who plays his father in the film. All their free time was spent discussing old times, and recounting funny anecdotes involving comedian Goundamani. Udhayanidhi, meanwhile, is clearly not much of a morning person. He had to be prodded into agreeing to early morning shoots by the director and cinematographer.
Udhayanidhi also thanked Karunakaran for saving Amy Jackson from an imminent accident. She had been driving a scooter with faulty brakes. Always good to have a hero around.
Harris Jayaraj disappointed all of us with his unexpectedly normal shoes. He said he was happy that the audio release happened on Christmas Day. He also said that four lyricists had worked on the lines of a single song. Hopefully, it wasn’t too many cooks. As for Harris, he was thrilled to have worked with a young crew of musicians.
Director Thirukumaran made it a point to praise Amy Jackson, who had put in so much effort to learn her dialogues, and didn’t need any prompting on sets. Now, that’s dedication.