Upon its release, 24 is well on its way to become a major box office hit in Suriya's career as positive reviews are being poured in by critics as well as movie lovers.
But the film's leading lady Samantha has admitted that she did not expect the film to be as good as it is now, and that 24 has exceeded her expectations in terms of its making.
"I was carried away when the story was narrated to me. The exciting part is, the film has exceeded my expectations in terms of its making. The manner in which the story has been conceptualised and executed is way ahead of what I imagined it to be," the Theri actress has told to Times of India.
Talking about the heroines' contribution, Samantha has said, "Both of us (Nithya Menon & herself) have substantial characters in the movie. I play Satya, one of Suriya's pairs - it's a character which is very much connected to the plot. The actresses in this film are not for skin show, or just for the heck of it. They have a purpose in the script - the roles have been interwoven beautifully."
This is not the first time Samantha is working with Vikram Kumar, for his previous superhit Telugu flick Manam had the Anjaan girl playing an important role.
Speaking about the director Samantha has said, "I was aware of his capabilities - the comfort level was more this time. The shooting atmosphere was always chilled out, despite the film having a demanding script."
24 also happens to be Samantha's second film with Suriya and the actress thinks he has outdone himself in this film and that his role Athreya is one of his best till date.
"He (Suriya) has done a brilliant job, and this character of his, I think, is easily the best one of his career," Samantha has said.