Director Vetrimaaran says the experience of working on his latest Tamil directorial Visaranai was mentally and physically draining for all his actors and himself too.
"My actors went through a lot of pain. Although we used fiber
batons for the beating sequences, the actors were really beaten. It
left them both physically as well as mentally drained," Vetrimaaran
The film features Dinesh, Murugadoss and Samuthirakani in lead
"There were instances where Dinesh's skin would break open but
he'd still continue shooting. He wanted everything to look as
authentic as possible. I don't think any other actor would've been
as accommodating as him for this project," he said.
It wasn't easy for the actors who played the policemen
"For those who played the police officials, it was hard to erase
the images of pain and violence from their heads. All of us had to
undergo counselling sessions to let go of everything and return to
our normal self," he added.
Actress Taapsee, who had the privilege of watching the
film at the ongoing 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, called the
movie a masterpiece.
"I'm not surprised how the film made me feel. It didn't even
give me a minute to catch a breath," Taapsee told IANS.
"I really can't describe the experience of watching the film in
words. It's a masterpiece and it doesn't matter Vetrimaaran sir
takes nearly five years to make a film," she added.
Having worked with Vetrimaaran in Aadukalam, Taapsee
says the filmmaker has raised the bar with his latest film.