Surya likes to work with his trusted men. The actor often prefers experienced filmmakers to newcomers. Following the same trend, he signed AR Murugadoss" film with whom he had worked with blockbuster Ghajini.
The moment the movie got the title, 7aam Arivu, speculations had started doing rounds that the movie was inspired by Christopher Nolan"s Inception but AR Murugadoss clarified that it was not the remake of the Hollywood film. Later, the proud director went on to say that Hollywood filmmaker can feel free to remake it and it has a original story.
The story of 7aam Arivu connects the link between Tamil Nadu and China. Specifically, Pallava king-turned-monk Bodhidharama, the transmitter of Zen. Though, the Chinese story lasts for only 20 minutes, it gives a link to the modern day story that paves way for scientific look at the past. Surya will be seen in the dual role of the monk and a circus artist. Shruti Hassan is doing the character of a young scientist. Famous Kannada actor Avinash is donning the role of Surya"s father in the forthcoming movie. Hollywood stuntman Johnny Tri Nyuyen, who had worked in popular movies like Spiderman, is performing the character of a baddie.
As part of preparation for his characters, Surya underwent a short martial arts training in Vietnam. The actor also learnt circus tricks like ball juggling, walking on the trapeze, etc. However, the mega-budget film is said to be made in world-class standard. Be it action sequences or cinematography, the movie has come out with good quality. As far as Harris Jayaraj"s music is concerned, it has attracted the mass and class audience.
7aam Arivu produced by Udhayanidhi Stalin is a science fiction, which is releasing tomorrow.