Vikram sure knows a thing or two about balancing himself perfectly in both commercial cinema as well as off-beat and meaningful films. After putting in a mind-boggling act as a mentally challenged person in his latest film Deivathirumagal, Vikram is back to doing a couple of films from the commercial genre. Both Rajapattai and Karikalan, the films he has recently signed up, are purely commercial ones to cater to Vikram’s ‘other’ passion.
Rajapattai, directed by Suseendhiran (of Vennila Kabadikuzhu, Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai fame), pits Vikram opposite debutant Deeksha Seth, a stunningly beautiful and bubbly-looking actress who is a popular name in Tollywood. Some time back, when asked by scribes to compare Deeksha and Anushka (who was the female lead in Deivathirumagal), Vikram cleverly said that Anushka was beautiful and talented and was surely the better actress and added that he’d wait to comment about Deeksha’s acting credentials as she’s new in Kollywood.
Suseendhiran, known for his simple yet water-tight screenplays, is directing Vikram for the first time in the film. Like Kamal Haasan, Vikram is also known to change his facial and physical appearances in each film of his depending on the character he plays. For Rajapattai, where he plays a gym instructor, he has again gone in for a muscle-man look and has toned his physique accordingly with a suitable body language.
“I play a romantic role in the film….I have put in a lively and enjoyable performance… I’m sure my fans would love this side of me too,” says Vikram and adds that in between films like Deivathirumagal and Pithamagan, it’s imperative to do commercial films too to stay in the hunt in the competitive world of Tamil films.