‘Jayam’ Ravi is the one actor who often proves a hero need not utter punch dialogues or bash 10 baddies in one minute to deliver a hit. After a string of blockbusters to his credit, the actor is now gearing up for the release of ‘Thillalangadi’, a remake of Telugu hit ‘Kick’.
Interestingly, the movie brings together the triumphant trio- ‘Jayam’ Ravi, his brother and director Raja, and his father and producer ‘Editor’ Mohan after a handful of super hits like ‘Jayam’, ‘M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi’ and ‘Unakkum Enakkum’.
“Thillalangadi is totally different from Peranmai, my last venture. It is commercial entertainer. I changed my body language for the movie as I looked totally different for Peranmai,” says Ravi.
Throwing more light on ‘Thillalangadi’, Ravi says, “It is my fifth movie with my brother (director Raja). We share a good vibe and I am confident that this remake too will become a big hit in my career.” Happy about sharing the screen with Tamannah, he says, “I admire her acting skills. She is sure to render justice to her role.”
“I would like to establish that I am versatile and capable of meeting the demands of different types of scripts. I am taking steps to evolve as a complete actor. And ‘Thillalangadi’ will prove it,” he adds.
Says director Raja, “Kick is a racy entertainer. I decided to remake it in Tamil immediately after watching it. Shaam is doing almost a parallel role, while Vadivelu is in a full length role. It is going to be an energetic entertainer. We shot non-stop for 30 days in Malaysia. Interestingly our earlier venture ‘M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi’ too was shot in the same place a few years ago.”
Heaping laurels on the Malaysian government, he says, “We shot an action sequence on busy roads there with the permission from the police authorities. We shot the scene with three cameras and traffic came to standstill. Support from the Malaysian authorities was enormous.”
“The highlight of the movie is a song featuring ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Tamannah that is set to tunes by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The song features dancers from various countries across Asia. It has been shot in a rich manner and has come really colourful,” he adds.
‘Thillalangadi also has Prabhu, Suhasini, Santhanam, Mansoor Ali Khan, Livingstone and Mayilsami. The camera is handled by Rajasekhar, a former assistant of Jeeva and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.