Cinematographer Om Prakash, who has handled the camera for forthcoming Tamil movie Ajith Kumar starrer Arrambam, says it is the professionalism of the lead actor that brings the best out of any cameraman. The first eye to witness any film is the eye of the cameraman. When the cameraman endorses that his creation gets better with the professionalism, it goes to show how much more one gets when you have a senior and dedicated actor like Ajith Kumar dons the screen.
Praising the dedication, professionalism and motivation of the Thala, Om Prakash quotes, "With a keen eye for detail and amazing camera sense, the Ajith got into the thick of things during the shoot and didn't forego any opportunity to give positive feedback to me - a huge motivation for me and something that made me push myself to the limit."
Talking about the Ajith's accident during the making, Om Prakash claims, "The accident scene that Ajith Kumar sir shot was widely covered and seen by all, giving an insight into the same. The car travelling at over 100 km/hr the scene was for over 7 minutes where Ajith sir knee was getting battered on the bonnet of the car he fell on." Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Recording Ajith's Emotions
Om Prakash continues, "I was just recording the emotions on his face without realizing what Ajith Sir was going through, he didn't even wince for a second and his first show of emotion came after the director said shot okay."
Arrambam Unit Worried
The entire unit was worried about Ajith Kumar sir, but he comforted all of us by asking us to relax in spite of the pain.
Ajith's Dedication At Its Height
Om Prakash explains, "Dawn next day the expectation was he would not turn for the shoot but he was the first person on the set with the clear intention of completing the sequence by himself and not using a body double, dedication at its height is what I would say and inspiration unlimited."
Om Prakash On Arya
Talking about Arya, he said, "Although this was a long schedule it was a lot of fun, with Arya around there was no shortage of pranks."
Arya, A Prankster
"Arya again was at his funny best off the screen and when the moment the shot was ready he went into the zone, another actor par excellence," Om Prakash adds.
How Difficult Was It To Shoot
Om Prakash claims, "People, who have got a chance to watch the film, ask me with so many action sequences and chases how difficult was it to shoot."
Kudos To Ajith Kumar
Om Prakash concludes, "I would say it is very easy to station the camera at a point and shoot all day long but the fun and challenge is only when you have tough and diverse conditions with the lead actor ready to go the extra mile and get things going in the right direction. Kudos to Ajith Kumar sir and the crew of Arrambam."