‘Sathuranga Vettai’ Vinoth is confident, he is getting ready for the big release of his cop thriller film ‘Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru’. “I originally wrote the protagonist character as a retired military officer but after the research on the crimes happened between 1995-2005, the film slowly became a cop action thriller”, says Vinoth.
Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru is releasing after Vetrimaaran’s Visaaranai, which showcased the evil side of cops so was it challenging to write a script glorifying the police department? “Well, that’s not my job. But when I spoke to several police officers, came to know that they are not doing the job for money. Yes, we have good, bad and ugly people in every field, the police department also have such people but most of the cops are sincere, they sacrifice a lot”, said Vinoth, who went to Pakistan border to shoot for nearly 45 days for the film.
“When I narrated the script to my music composer Ghibran, he was excited but at the same time, in a confused tone, he asked, “Tell me, how to approach the film, is it a raw film or commercial flick?”. That’s the specialty of Theeran, it has everything. It will konjam commercial, konjam raw and konjam puthusu”, he explains.
Talking about the characterization of Karthi, Vinoth said “I told him to come without any preparation. He could’ve even come with ‘Thoppai’ and the character wouldn’t be much compromised. But as he reduced a lot of weight for Kattru Veliyidai, I only asked him to grow a mustache. Yes, there were action scenes in extreme climatic conditions and I think because of prior experience in films like Aayirathil Oruvan, Karthi sir managed it. He is well-trained in everything, he could become friends with a horse in a few minutes and it helped us with the action sequences”.
Rakul also seems to have appeared in her natural look in the film without much makeup, “Yes, we wanted her to look in that way. Many people say Rakul looks nice in this new makeover”, said Vinoth.
Your first film was also based on real incidents, now Theeran also based on a deadly crime case happened between 1995-2005 so Vinoth’s future films will also follow the same pattern? “(Smiles) Nothing like that, but real incidents fascinate you, we can fictionalize it and establish an emotional connect with the audience. In future, I should also explore fictional stories”, signs off Vinoth.
- Rajasekar S