Amidst his hectic political schedules, Captain Vijaykanth finds enough time to spare for the cinema industry. Now he is gearing up for the release of his next film after Arasangam, Engal Aasan!
Produced by Thangaraj, a long time friend of Vijaykanth, for Yuvashri Pictures Engal Aasan is almost nearing its completion.
Yesterday, the filmmakers and the cast met the press along with Vijaykanth to talk about the film. Vijaykant plays the lead role. Vikranth, who has been waiting for a good break is playing as a young hero with the help of Vijaykanth.
The story is about a scam in a co-operative bank and how the hero goes on to reveal the truth. Vikranth claims that he is happy to act with Vijaykanth, and is sure that the film would be a turning point in his career.
When replying to a question about his dual role in both politics and cinema, Vijaykanth told sharply, 'I need money to run my political show. I can't seek your financial help to run my party!'.
Akshaya, Sheryl and Sujatha (formerly called Suja) are also in the cast. The film is directed by Kalaimani. One of the highlights of the movie is a dialogue from MGR's block buster Aayirathil Oruvan (Madham Konda Yaanai Enna Seiyyum... Sinam Kondas Singathin mun thotru oodum!) which will be echoed by Vijayakanth again.
Within a few days, the cast and crew will fly to the Far East to shoot three songs. A Venkatesh handles the camera and Vasu -Salim, the editing.
Akshaya was happy to be offered a completely different role from the negative ones she usually gets while Sheryl was delighted that she got a chance to act again with the Captain after Arasangam. Sujatha has done a folk number in the film and also plays a negative character along with the new villain Ramki who is a party worker of the DMDK.