By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Action king Arjun is very happy about the outcome of Marudamalai, a much - awaited movie for him. After a series of flops from Madrasi to Vathiyar, Arjun is in dire need of getting a hit to his credit. He is hoping that the director Suraj will repeat the magic for him this time also, like he did in his earlier film Thalai Nagaram.
When I met Arjun on the sets of Marudamalai, he spoke happily for a while about his performance, and the director's excellent treatment to the story. He appreciated the director's efforts in adding grandeur to the film.
In Marudamalai, Arjun plays a young man hailing from a southern district of the state. The director was very particular about the slang being used in this film. All the characters have spoken typical Madurai and Thirunelveli slangs throughout the movie.
During a stunt scene in the movie which was shot in Mumbai, Arjun jumped from the tenth floor of a building without the help of any supporting actor. This will be one of the highlights of the film. 'In many of my earlier films, I have tried to avoid taking the help of the supporting actors in stunt scenes. Since I'm also a stunt man, I know the pain and risks involved in the work. I don't like to pass on such risks to the junior artists.' Arjun said in his husky voice.
Nila and Tamanna are playing the lead lady role against the action king. Hima Khan of Tollywood fame has also agreed to appear in a dance number to add more pep to the film. As usual, Vadivelu is there to provide hilarious comedy. Oscar film's Ravichandiran is producing the movie and has planned to release it in June.