Directed by : Suseenthiran
Produced by : Prasad V. Potluri
Screenplay by : Suseenthiran, Bhaskar Sakthi (dialogues)
Story by : Seenu Vasan
Starring : Vikram, Deeksha Seth, Mithra Kurian, K. Vishwanath
Music by : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography : R. Madhi
Editing by : Mu. Kasi Viswanathan
Studio : PVP Cinema
Release date(s) : December 23, 2011
Country : India
Language : Tamil
Budget : 39 crores
Both Vikram and Suseenthiran are known for off-beat films. But when the actor and the director come together, the output is a ‘full-fledged commercial entertainer’. We are talking about ‘Rajapattai’, which is taking shape in a brisk pace.
Produced by Prasad V Potluri of PVP Cinema, ‘Rajapattai’ has Deeksha Seth opposite the Chiyaan. For the first time, Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing music for a Vikram-starrer and the music composer is upbeat about it.
In ‘Rajapattai’, Vikram plays a gym instructor-cum-cinema stuntman, who aspires to become a leading villain in films. However, life has got some twists in store for him. Besides, the film is said to be taking a dig at those involved in land grabbing, an issue which is in the headlines of late.
Says Vikram, “I have taken audience on an emotional journey in Ravanan and Deiva Thirumagal. Now I would like to make my fans feel good with my ‘gym boy’ persona in Rajapattai, which is a powerful entertainer.”
Vikram hopes to identify with the young with his ‘gym boy’ role. To further ‘connect’ with his audience, the actor has released a string of mobile apps across all platforms. He is the second actor (the first being Telugu actor Mahesh Babu) to do so.
Says Vikram, “I can assure Rajapattai will be a complete treat to one and all. Suseenthiran is a gifted filmmaker, I must say, as he is good at extracting the best from his colleagues.”
“It is a movie on the lines of Dhool, Samy and Dhil. Suseenthiran, known for doing movies close to reality, has opted for a colourful-film loaded with commercial elements and I enjoy doing it”, adds Vikram.
On his part, the director says, “It’s the first time I am experimenting with an out-and-out commercial film. I am really glad to have cast a versatile actor like Vikram in this film. He has given nothing but his best for each and every scene.”
Giving more details on the project, the maker of ‘Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu’ and ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai’, says, “These days we read in newspapers on incidents of land grabbing and the police action on the wrong-doers. This is the basic knot of Rajapattai.”