Kaushik L M



An interaction with Vishnu Vishal on Jeeva's impressive opening


Suseenthiran's latest, Jeeva starring Vishnu and Lakshman in the lead roles, along with Soori and Sridivya, has been met with rave reviews and a decent opening at the box-office. Behindwoods Correspondent Kaushik got in touch with Vishnu to congratulate him and also get to know the feedback that he has been getting for the film.
"I have been getting a lot of positive comments in Twitter and many calls from the public, industry, cricketers and other sportsmen too. Such unbelievable comments are something which I am experiencing for the first time.
A few cricketers told me that now people would understand the pain and struggle that they go through and won't look down upon them."
The pressure of shouldering a movie singlehandedly for the first time
"Jeeva was the first time that I was singlehandedly shouldering a movie. I was nervous if I could pull it off but now am happy with the response."
Romance and Comedy to reach out
"We needed comedy and romance elements to appeal to a greater section of the audience and not just the serious cricket related folks. In theaters like Udhayam and Devi complex, the romance scenes in the 1st half are getting a great response."
The importance of the 2nd half
"The 2nd half has worked out great for me in Jeeva and also in my previous Mundasupatti. 2nd half is very important for a film to succeed."
An inspiring outcome 
"Suseenthiran sir and all of us wanted to make a film which could inspire and we are happy that we have managed to achieve this.  People are able to relate to the pain as all of them are struggling in some way. The underdog triumphing in the end was fitting. For the scene when I finally get a call from a big cricket league, I remembered all my struggles through my careers as a cricketer and an actor, and was able to bring out that emotion in my performance."
Bold Vishal
"Vishal boldly released the film and said that he just wanted to recover his investment and wasn't bothered about generating profits. He was confident about the product and felt that people would enjoy the film."
Cinema is getting crowded
"Cinema is getting crowded with multiple releases every week, but we can't wait for an apt release time, as our product will become stale.
We were also upset about shows being cancelled this past Saturday but these things are not in our control. Such things happen."
Vishnu is all geared up now for his future projects and his next would be Idam Porul Eval which has a shot at releasing before the year-end.


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