the last couple of years, Tamil cinema has
never had it so good. Films are into experimenting
with various story ideas, be it an action
film, a comedy, a thriller or simply a combination
of all! And thanks to the technological
advances films have never looked so striking,
distinguishing, or exciting. The expectations
that arise with each new film are only on
the rise, and debutant directors and filmmakers
are more than ready to meet those challenges.
Ravi, who enters the field, comes from ace
director Bala’s school of learning.
With his first film, Acharya, with actor
Vignesh, Ravi is sure of his capabilities
and believes in producing a good product.
The story, to start with, is in itself quite
revealing of what one can expect from filmmakers
To take the literal meaning of Acharya,
that denotes the age-old practices
of a culture gone by, of an era
in the life of a Brahmin, the film
traces the life of one such Brahmin,
who tries hard to uphold the rituals
and traditions that are fast disappearing.
Says Ravi, “I have tried to
be true to the subject, and the
film follows the mantra of realism.
All the eight songs that are going
to be featured in the film will
not have the artistes singing along.
No lip movement whatsoever. To bring
such a character and story alive,
I did have to look within, and understand
the character in its true essence,
in order to bring out the best.”
of the film
Music: Srikanth Deva, with music director
Bharadwaj singing one song.
Cast:Vignesh, Nasser, Thennavan, Devan, Vadivukkarasi,
Charan Raj, 'Ganja' Karuppu and newcomer Divya.
Cinematography: M Rajavelu
Art: A C Pillai
Editor: Suresh Urs