Though it was made with utmost sincerity by Mysskin, one of the few directors in Kollywood who always have their ‘thinking cap’ on, the Jiiva-Pooja Hegde starrer Mugamoodi hasn’t really set the screens on fire. Billed as the country’s first-ever ‘superman’ film, the film was expected to do a better business than it has managed so far especially with Mysskin at the helm of affairs.
Jiiva courageously maintains that the film isn’t a failed venture and reels off statistics to support his claim. Jiiva, who has another biggie in Gautham Menon’s Neethane En Ponvasantham getting ready to hit the screens in a few weeks’ time, can afford a failure or a not-so-successful film while Mysskin could ill-afford as directors are like ‘batsmen’ who get only one ‘chance’ while the actors like ‘bowlers’ who get plenty of chances to have a go at the batsmen.
Sources close to Mysskin say that the creator has decided that it’d be better for his own sake to revert to his earlier tactic of casting newcomers and not-so-known faces to play the lead roles in his films. Mysskin feels that a newcomer or an upcoming actor would be in his ‘full control’ and that he can manipulate each and every sequence as per his will without any suggestion/input from the hero.
Unfazed by the no-show of Mugamoodi, Mysskin is said to have already started the work relating to his upcoming directorial venture which is as yet untitled.