Director Chimbu Deven says the biggest advantage of making fantasy films is that they don't have a language barrier and can easily appeal to everybody across all age groups.
"With great visuals, fantasy films can appeal to everybody. I
strongly believe that language is never a barrier when it comes to
such films. Puli is not just for Vijay fans but it's targeted at everybody,
from kids to older folks," Deven told IANS.
Puli, which features Vijay, Shruti Haasan, Sridevi and
Hansika Motwani in the lead roles, is tipped to be a high budget
fantasy drama set against the backdrop of an ancient kingdom. The
film releases in cinemas on Thursday in Telugu and Hindi as
Chimbu Deven wonders why fantasy films are rarely made
"Tamil cinema was known for some of the best fantasy films. I
don't understand why we've stopped making them. In the last few
years, Telugu filmdom explored this genre quite well. I hope 'Puli'
gives Tamil filmmakers the confidence to make more such films," he
A cartoonist by profession, the director says the experience
helped him in the making of Puli.
"Even before I wrote the script, I visualized key scenes in
sketches. This helped me in explaining to my art director and VFX
supervisor what exactly I was looking from them. It made all our
work much easier," he said.
On working with Vijay and veteran actress Sridevi, he said that
their presence hugely benefited the movie.
"With such stars on board, the market value of a film certainly
goes up. I wrote this film for Vijay, and I wouldn't have done it
if he wasn't interested. When I narrated the script to Sridevi, she
was so excited that she immediately wanted to be part of the
project," he added.
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