meet of Thillalangadi, the remake of Telugu
Kick was held at Four Frames preview theatre
in Chennai this morning which was addressed
by the director of the film Jayam Raja. While
talking to the media, Raja shared many an interesting
trivia about the film. He said that 95% of the
film is completed with just a song and a few
talkie portions pending. The film will be an
April release coinciding with the summer vacation.
Milan who was in charge of sets in Billa has
worked in Thillalangadi too which demanded almost
five times more work than Billa.
The specialty of Thillalangadi is that a unique
song was shot using Nero motion control camera
with 360 degree angle, the hiring cost of the
camera alone is close to 2.5 lakhs per day.
Scott from Malaysia was specially flown in to
handle this camera. There would be 15 Jayam
Ravis and 5 Tamannahs in different get ups in
this scene. He said that it took them around
45 hours to shoot just this song sequence alone.
The song ‘sol pechu kekkaadha sundari’
would surely be the highlight of the film which
would find its top place in all the television
channels. To a question on why so much of time
and effort should go in to can just a song sequence,
Raja said that songs are the pillars in a film
which make a positive difference to entire viewing.
He added that this is the first time that such
a specialized technique was used to picturize
a sequence in Tamil cinema.
When hero Ravi spoke he said that his brother
is such a task master when it comes to extracting
work from him and one sequence would be too
demanding in every film for him under his brother’s
direction but that would turn out to be the
highlight of the film. While giving examples,
Ravi quoted the boxing sequence in M Kumaran
S/O Mahalakshmi, the final moving altercation
between the father and son in Santosh Subramanian
and the cow cleaning scene in Unakkum Enakkum.
In a similar vein, this 360 degree song sequence
would be a major hit in Thillalangadi, Ravi