Monday, April 30, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vijay as an Ideal Example, Follow Him” – A R murugadoss

Vijay is presently busy in the film ‘Thuppakki’, which is written and directed by Director A.R.Murugadoss. It is produced by S.Thanu under the banner V.Creations. This movie features Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Jayaram, Sathyan and many others. The music is by Harris Jayaraj.

Certain artists have some good habits in them. Some habits would be very good that, even others can or should follow in their life too. Similarly, A.R.Murugadoss has found a very good habit with Vijay.

A.R.Murugadoss said, “Vijay should be considered as a very good example”. On further explaining his point, he said that Vijay is very much dedicated to his career. His actions proves his dedication.

The second when Vijay enters the sets, he switches his mobiles in off condition. He does not switch them again, until his portions are shot or until, he is permitted to take break”.

This good habit from Vijay has impressed one an all.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Vijay interview to Times of India about Yohan & Thuppaki!!

He may seem quiet and reserved. But when he appears on-screen, Ilayathalapathy Vijay is a livewire — dancing as best as he can, performing daredevil stunts as we watch in stupor and making us laugh like there’s no tomorrow. When Vijay consented to be Guest Editor for the Chennai Times 4th anniversary issue, the office got buzzing. Post patiently posing for photographs with everyone, the actor spent a few hours with the Chennai Times team, answering questions and posing some of his own. Vijay spoke about cinema, cricket and more cinema! Here are some excerpts from the candid interaction:

Did you always want to do ‘mass’ films?
Usually, actors start off with romantic films and then go to mass. But in my case, it was the opposite. After a lot of romantic films in the middle of my filmi career, I went the mass way. Being a mass hero has a separate ‘feel’ to it!

Who is your competitor? It’s said that Rajini-Kamal, Vijay-Ajith and Vikram-Suriya are rivals…
Ajith visits me often and I go to his house frequently as well. Our children go to the same playschool; that’s one more common link we share. It’s only in films that there’s a small ‘neeya nana’ between the two of us. But I’m of the opinion that it should exist — healthy competition is always good, isn’t it?

Any movie you wish you had done?
One film that I’ve dearly missed doing is Dhool. Director Dharani had given me a script narration but I didn’t take it further. When I saw the film after it released, it was brilliant. I told Dharani, ‘This wasn’t the script you narrated!’ The commercial ingredients fell in place perfectly in that film.

Any one you want to work with?
I have always had the desire to work with big directors but it’s all a question of coming together. Fortunately for me, it has happened now.

What genre are you comfortable with?
I’m most comfortable with romance and comedy. But these days, I ensure that my films have a generous dose of all the elements needed for commercial cinema.

You sing and have even had some big hit numbers like Appudi Podu… When I heard Appudi Podu… the first time, I didn’t expect it to be such a big hit. We plan a lot of things at times and then the audience ends up liking some other things! Some things are beyond us, I guess. (Smiles)

Tell us a little about Thuppaki
I’ve had very few mass films that are stylish in nature as well. Director Murugadoss’ Thuppaki is one such film; an out-and-out action entertainer that has some brilliant sequences. He’s a ‘kutti Mani Ratnam’! Despite not knowing the language, Kajal, my heroine, has done a good job in a performance-oriented role. Vidyut, the villain in Thuppaki, has done a great job as well. In fact, he looks like the hero of the film! I’m trying to match my physique with his but it’s proving to be tough. (Laughs)

Singing in Thuppaki…
I take personal interest in the music and songs in my films. Recently, when he was recording for Thuppaki, composer Harris Jayaraj called me to his studio and wanted me to try out a rap number. I sang it and everyone felt that it had come out well. It’s an easy song; something that anyone can hum.

Are you a cricket buff?
My son is a cricket freak — he now says that he wants to be a cricketer! I accompanied him for the first IPL match and we saw some CCL matches together too. In fact, he is learning cricket now.

How do you ‘chillax’?
I go out often to watch films in a city multiplex. That’s how I chill out when I’m in the city. Else, I frequent my friends’ homes. In Mumbai, where I am shooting for Thuppaki, I got a chance to go out and do things like everyone else. It felt nice.

Your focus is movies but are you happy with the political environment today?

The road ahead?
After Thuppaki, I have Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru with director Gautham Menon that’s a spy thriller. Then, I have a project lined up with director Vijay.


• Loyola College campus

• ECR Road

• My home
I’m a big fan of Chennai Times and the city edition of the newspaper. Even things that we friends discuss are based on what we read in TOI.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thuppakki thrid schedule on April 11?

A.R. Murugadoss' next film Thuppakki with Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal has completed its second shooting schedule recently. Almost 60 percent ofthe shoot is over; four songs and few scenes areremaining. The third schedule is expected to begin on April 11, 2012 however due to the ongoing tussle in Kollywood it is still unknown whether the next schedule will begin on time. It isheard that Ilayathalapathy Vijay will play the role of a cop.Vijay has earlier played the role of anundercover cop in Pokkiri , which went on to become one of the most successful films in his career. Cinematographer Santosh Sivan has now revealed that most of the shots in Thuppakki are canned with hidden cameras in real locations. So now it looks like the film will be a real treatfor Kollywood fans.
The technical team comprises of Kalaipuli S. Thanu (producer), Santosh Sivan (camera), Harris Jayaraj (music), Jayamohan (dialogues) and Anthony (editing).

AR Murugadoss listens to Vijay

AR Murugadoss and Vijay have formed a mutual admiration society and are having a great time working together. Both men have nothing but good things to say about each other. Work on their film, Thuppaki has been going on smoothly and the second schedule will commence  from April 12th. With Santhosh Sivan's cinematography and Harris Jeyaraj's music, the film is shaping up very well.
As an added treat, Murugadoss will be doing a special cameo appearance in Thuppaki. Apparently, Vijay himself requested him to do it for him as a favor and the director graciously accepted. The director also did a cameo in 7aum Arivu.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vijay rocks Thuppaki : 60% shooting over

Thuppaki is getting shape really fast, one has to say. Director AR Murugadoss, who normally takes time to complete his films, is shaping up the Vijay-starrer on a fast track and 60 per cent of the shooting is over so far. "Four songs and some talkie portions remain to be shot, which we will be doing soon," says Murugadoss, who is planning to start the Hindi version of the movie (with Akshay Kumar in the lead), by August. 'Thupaki' would have been completed by this time, if there was no break in the shooting. The tussle between the producers and workers haltedthe shooting schedule for some time, resulting in the movie's delay. Being produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, 'Thupaki' has Kajal Aggarwal as heroine. Buzz is that Vijay is playing a police officer in this action entertainer. Music is being composed by Harris Jayaraj.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

"Thalaivan" Title is Rumour - Director AL.Vijay

Director Vijay (via TOI) : 
"I'm indeed doing a film with Vijay. But I haven't even thought of casting for the project."

He brushes off all rumours which stated that he was planning to rope in Amala Paul for this flick. So guys, nothing has been decided regarding this project till date so please avoid spreading rumours.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Thuppaki - Latest Update - Santosh Sivan

A.R.Murugadoss' Thuppakki, starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay is proceeding at great vigour, with energetic people all around. With such people around we know that there are no boundaries for innovations. Cinematographer Santosh Sivan seems to be enjoying his work thoroughly as he has been trying out all the new techniques.
The ace cinematographer has updated in a micro-blogging site, “Most of Thuppakki is being shot in real locations, with hidden cameras”.
Similarly, choreographer Shobi Paulraj, who recently shot for a song in the film updated, “Last week, we shot the song in Thuppakki. The song was sung by Mr.Vijay, and composed by Mr.Harris Jayaraj. It was a superb experience... And for first time I’m working with Santhosh Sivan sir. It was unforgettable. Audio is superb... hope visual also comes out well...”
With such stalwarts working in the film, we can expect a visual treat for sure!
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