By: Settu Shankar
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
S.Ve.Shekher, the ace comedian both in the world of cinema and dramatics, has set a perfect launch pad through Vegam for his son Ashwin to make a debut in Tamil cinema. Shekher told this correspondent that the film is an action oriented family drama and is slated for release in the first week of September.
The following are excerpts of Shekher's telephonic interview to oneindia.in:
"Vegam is certainly different from the usual Tamil flicks. The story moves along at a fast pace, much like the title of the film. Even the shooting for the film was completed within 3 months, and now we are busy with the post production work! It is a story about a lady who is kidnapped by somebody in Malaysia and how she is rescued by an unknown young man within the next 12 hours. The story begins in the morning and ends in the evening. So you can well imagine about the speed of the script.
Kushboo is playing as a Malaysian citizen, and Prabhu is acting in the role of a sincere police officer. However, both are not acting as a pair..."
Talking about Ashwins's performance, Shekher told us, "Ashwin has done his job with ease. In many scenes he seems like an experienced actor. The director approved 70 percent of his scenes in the very first take. Apparently, he has done his homework well for the past two years..."
Further Shekher told us: "We have planned the film for a September release. Audio will be released on August 14 th. As soon as the film hits the screens, I would like to launch my directorial venture with Ashwin. At the same time, some of the directors also want to do a film with him. If the stories of outside directors are good, I will postpone my project for a few months and leave him to perform under other directors. After all, I'm making these efforts to build a strong platform for him.
About his Malaysian experience with the Vegam crew, the actor expressed his disappointment about the Malaysian Government for making poor arrangements. He told us: "I'm not complaining. When the tourism minister of Malaysia visited Chennai recently, he invited the film personalities to Malaysia to shoot their films within the beautiful locations in his country. But I suffered many problems in the country during Vegam's shoot. The minister couldn't even be contacted! Since, the country is celebrating year 2007 as the "Year of Tourism" they must concentrate on providing more facilities to the visitors... "