Vijay’s Pongal release Tirupachi is produced by R.B.Chowdary of Super Good Films and directed by debutant Perarasu who has also written the story, screenplay, dialogue and lyrics. This is Vijay’s fifth film with the same banner after hits like Poove Unakage, Love Today, Thullatha Manavum Thullum, Shajahan.
Tirupachi is also a typical Vijay formula film with all mass elements like fights, songs, item numbers, foreign locations, comedy and glamour. On the eve of the release Vijay spoke to Sify.comon the sets of Sachin in Campa Cola grounds, Chennai. Excerpts:
How is Tirupachi different from your earlier mass masala films like Madurai and others?
Tirupachi is the name of a place near Madurai, which is famous for its sickles. The first half of the story has a village milieu and the second half shifts to Saligramam in Chennai. It is an emotional action drama in which I am doing a role that is very different from what I have done so far. It is about the intense bonding between a brother and sister played by Mallika ( Autograph fame). She has a full-length role and Trisha is my heroine, we are coming together again after that blockbuster Ghilli.
Is it another typical Vijay mass masala?
(Laughs)Is there something called “Vijay mass masala”? Well, it has all mass elements that will satisfy my fans. But I have done the film with all the intensity and enthusiasm that I had when I did my first film. I play not only an action hero but also handle comedy. My producer Super Good Films is one of the leading production houses in the country and Tirupachi is their costliest film ever. I have tried my best to live up to their expectations and the rest I leave it to the audience whom I am sure will lap it up.
This is your fifth film with Super Good Films. Please comment?
Yes all the films that I have done with them were box-office hits. As an actor, they gave me my initial breaks and my popularity reached great heights after Poove Unakkage, which was a blockbuster. Tirupachi, my 40th film is going to be a milestone in my career.
What is your success formula?
I have my own formula for films. It is a mixture of love, comedy, action, sentiments which has worked well at the box-office. The bottom line is that those associated with my films, the producer and distributor and theatres should find my films profitable and my fans should be entertained.