"The theme of 'Kabali' is something new even for Rajini sir. The
biggest challenge for me as an editor is to work in the Rajini
zone, being his fan and yet staying true to the script," the
National Film Award-winning editor told to a leading news
Though he's been working in the Tamil film industry for a decade
now, Kabali is the first Rajinikanth film he has ever
worked in. And, being a part of a Rajinikanth-starrer is pressure
"I wouldn't call it pressure, but there is a certain
responsibility as the superstar has trusted us to present him in a
different role. This has always been at the back of everyone's head
while working for 'Kabali'," he has said.
Talking about the film, Praveen has said, "Most of his
(Rajinikanth's) shots are single takes. It shows Thalaivar's
experience. 'Kabali' is an emotional film as much as it is a
gangster film. So it was really a challenge to make sure the
emotional scenes were paced right to get the right feeling. There
are lot of intense moments especially in the sequences showing
Rajini's growth as a don. The slightest eye movement or expression
will rain in the claps. It's a huge task for me to keep everything
intact as much as I can, keeping the script in mind."
So, which is his favourite scene in the movie?
"There are tons of scenes I admire in the film. But like any
superstar's film, the introduction scene of Kabali, the gangster
has come out really well. While I was watching it, I was imagining
how the fans will whistle and hoot and clap for Rajini sir. And
finally when we get to see his face in full, it will be a treat.
Murali, the cameraman has shot them in a really slick and stylish
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