Vishal is keeping a low profile these days. The reason is- the actor is keeping his fingers crossed for the release of his forthcoming ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’ (TVP), a romantic comedy directed by debutant Thiru.
“I am not going to talk much about TVP. The film itself would do all the talking. It is an usual entertainer. The story is about a guy and three beautiful girls. Thiru has shaped up the film in an interesting manner,” he says.
Produced by Vishal’s GK Corporation, the film has three heroines – Neetu Chandra, Tanushree Dutta and Sarah Jane, a Mumbai-based model. Others in the cast are Santhanam, Mouli and Urvashi. Yuvan Shankar Raja is the music director.
Stating that the film would hit the screens come January, Vishal expresses confidence TVP would bring to light his acting skills. “Hitherto I have managed to make a mark as an action-hero. But TVP is an image makeover for me. I took it as a challenge and did my part well”, he says.
For the first time, the actor plays a role with some negative shades. “I play Karthik, a playboy who has this habit of choosing the best from three options, even when it comes to his wedding. It is a thriller kind of a story from the first frame till the last”.
Vishal adds that they had initially planned three big heroines, but they all expected enough screenspace for them. “Hence we chose to go with lesser known faces. More over we thought it is wise to cast fresh faces for the suspense element will be maintained.”
Heaping laurels on Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vishal says his music is as usual energetic and peppy. “My association with Yuvan has been meaningful. I go to Yuvan with a film if there is something in it for him, and he delivers more than what I expect.”
Talking about the film, director Thiru says, ‘It is a visual treat for youngsters. Unlike Vishal’s recent films which were action-oriented, TVP will be more romantic’.
“The Vishal you see in films is totally different from the real Vishal. He is trendy, suave and cool. In contrast, he is shown in films is an angry young main who comes to the city from a rural area only to cross swords with baddies.”
“I know Vishal when I was working as an associate director for ‘Sathyam’. I wanted to bring on screen some real life qualities of Vishal. The end product is ‘Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai’, which will make you glued to the seats,” he adds.
Vishal is playing a playboy in the film. So, is he a Casanova in real life? To this question, Thiru says, “The film only showcases certain stylish qualities of Vishal. The playboy character he is doing has no similarity to him. He is a gentleman in real life.”
On rumours that the film is inspired by a Hindi blockbuster, “there is no truth in such baseless reports. The script is original, different and will be new to Tamil cinema. The movie will tell you the answer once it hit the screens.”