One of the highlights of the upcoming film ‘Velayudham’ starring Vijay, Hansika and Genelia is a sequence involving over one lakh persons which was shot in a grand manner by ‘Jayam’ Raja. The film is awaited with great interest by Vijay’s fans who are hoping their star would repeat the success of his latest film ‘Kavalan’ which released early this year.
This is also the first time Raja is directing a film outside his home production and a hero other than his younger brother ‘Jayam’ Ravi. The film has music by Vijay Antony and is produced by Ravichandran’s Ascar Films. Raja assures that the film has been made keeping in view Vijay’s trusted audience (women and children). The film is hitting the screens on Deepavali eve next month.
Talking about the making of the film, Raja said “I have made optimum use of Vijay’s image and the heroism that he so casually exudes on screen. Likewise, both Genelia and Hansika have been given equal footage; I should also admit that both have rendered their utmost cooperation. Vijay Antony has worked hard to better his tunes which were appreciated in Vettaikkaran, his last film with Vijay. I’m told that the sale of the audio CDs and cassettes of the film has been doing fine.
“Ravichandran is a director’s dream producer and does whatever is asked from him. For a sequence in the film, I needed around one lakh junior artistes. Without bothering to ask me in detail as to why I needed so many people, he simply arranged for the same that too in Kerala and not in Tamil Nadu. The film has been widely shot in various parts of the country with just a song sequence remaining to be canned in the scenic locales of the Kashmir Valley,” he concluded.