The pre-interval sequence in Mankatha was a real highlight. Ajith would envision how he would eliminate the other players in the game and take the entire share of the looted money. A chess board was an integral part of the scene and the pawns on the board were equated to the other characters.
Ajith calls himself not just the king of the board but the kingmaker. This scene was a fiery one thanks to Ajith's uninhibited performance in an inebriated state. Venkat Prabhu revealed recently that this entire sequence was canned in just a single take.