The director of Vijay’s next movie, Jilla, Neason had worked as a second unit director in the star’s 2011 release Velayutham. Now, he is helming this much expected 2014 Pongal release, also starring Mohanlal and Kajal Agarwal in the lead roles.
“Vijay’s nickname in the movie would be Jilla and he has a very street-smart and sarcastic character. The movie is mainly about the relationship between Vijay and Mohanlal and it would have all elements that fans generally expect out of a Vijay movie such as comedy, action and sentiments.
When I wrote the story, Mohanlal wasn’t in my mind but it suddenly struck me that Mohanlal can indeed be part of this script. Vijay also liked my suggestion and asked me to approach the actor. Lal liked my script narration and his role has turned out in a very realistic manner.
Vijay’s character would be something new, when compared to his last 4 or 5 films and we have come out with an agreeable film on the whole”