Sathyam Cinemas and Aghal Films have jointly produced 180, a film
directed by ad filmmaker Jayedra who debuts as a film director. The
film marks the return of Siddharth to the Tamil screen after a gap of
seven years, post Boys and Ayutha Ezhuthu.
180's first look and teasers were screened for the press at a meet at
Sathyam Cinemas this morning, followed by an interaction with the
cast and crew.
The film has music by Sharat who has many Malayalam films to his
credit. The camera is by PC Sreeram's associate Balasubramaniam.
The film has two heroines, PriyaAnand and Nithya Menen, and both
were present for the media meet.
Speaking at the event Siddharth said : "I am very happy to return to
the Tamil screen, especially with Jayendra who knows me since I was a
kid. Its destiny since I have learnt everything I know about a film's
technicalities and the camera from him and PC Sreeram and now life has
come a full circle, since I am returning to Tamil cinema thanks to him".
Siddharth added that 180 is a visual delight and the songs are
incredibly shot. Says Siddharth: "In Telugu, since the audiences know
me well there, it will be known as a Siddharth film and in Tamil, it
will be called a director's film with me just being an actor in it."
Siddharth who is a big name in the Telugu industry, denied reports
that he is keen to work only with big names in Tamil. Says the
actor: "In Telugu I have worked with 8 new directors out of the 14 films
I have done so far in my career. This is my 9th film with a new
director. It's just that I have not got any exciting offers from the
Tamil industry and people assume that since I have worked with Shankar
and Mani Ratnam I will work only with big names. that's not true."
This is Nithya's second movie in Tamil post Veppam which is not
released yet. The colorist of the film, Kevin, one of the best in the
world in his field, came all the way from UK for the event.
A song and some teasers were screened for the select audiences. Speaking
about his debut Jayendra said, "I think I can enter the Guinness book
for being the oldest director to debut. But it's all due to Mani
Ratnam who pushed me into it saying if you don't do it now when you
will do it. So all the merits and discredits will go to him only! The
film is a visual delight and we have used a Phantom and Red One camera
for it. The cast has given a stupendous performance. Itâ€™s not just any
triangular love story, but goes beyond it."
The audio launch of the film is to be held on April 14th.