Kaaviya Thalaivan has managed to create some serious expectations as not many movies that has historical fiction as its genre gets released in an age of science fiction and thrillers. Director Vasanthabalan has decided to take a bold initiative by trying out something different to provide a whole new experience for today's movie mongers.
The movie will be released this Friday letting everybody know what it has to offer. Fans also would be expecting a few things from the movie as it is rare to produce a movie like Kaaviya Thalaivan nowadays. So what exactly one would expect from this Vasanthabalan's alleged masterpiece? Well it turns out that the movie might have much more than good songs and a great background music by AR Rahman.
The film which is set in the early 20th century is said to be about two theatre artistes who also happen to be good friends. When competition between two good friends from the same profession becomes unhealthy, things could end up in a pretty bad shape and this historical period drama is said to be the journey of two such friends.
Another interesting feature this film will have is the characterization of Vedhicka which is said to be inspired by the legendary stage/film artist and singer KB Sundarambal. What makes it interesting is that KB Sundarambal's life history as a young woman especially her love life has not taken center stage so far and this movie could dig up most interesting facts from the past and showcase it publicly.
The film is also expected to be one of the finest which depicts the actual lives of drama artistes from an era in which drama and its artistes were given prime importance. The reason behind this is the director has taken references from various books including the autobiography of the most respected theatre artiste Avvai Shanmugam which is titled as 'Enathu Naadaga Vazhkai' which was suggested to him by a famous writer Jeyamohan. Also, he has spent over 12 months doing just researches on veteran theatre artistes and their whereabouts from existing theatre clubs from Madurai, Dindigul, Karur and Pudukottai.
Since the film will showcase the lives of theatre artistes, all the actors will be reportedly seen in 20 to 25 different looks to get the feel of their characters. This interesting information was revealed by the lead pair of the movie. Also a song which is sung by yesteryear singer Vani Jairam will be one of the highlights as it will be supported by a special dance performance by Vedhicka which is choreographed by late choreographer Raghuram.
Apart from the director, music composer AR Rahman was also seen in a research mode for six months as he wanted to relate the songs with early 1920's. The film will have 7 songs and 14 bit songs which also will form the score of the movie. The songs have already received positive reviews and was seen in the top 10 list of iTunes India.
Overall, Kaaviya Thalaivan is all set to be a treat for fans who would like to relive the glorious days of theatrical works. For those who have not seen live drama and who have no idea about the pride a stage play can carry, this movie will be a whole new experience. It is also worth mentioning that AR Rahman's orchestration will mesmerize all music lovers irrespective of the genre of this movie. The movie has also managed to catch the eyes of movie goers in USA as it will be released in 37 screens which is the highest so far for a Siddharth starrer.