Mahadevan Ganesh and Usha Venkatramani’s ‘GV Films Ltd’ held a press meet, to talk about the launch of their latest film titled TN O7 AL 4777. Speaking about the film, producer A. Venkataramani gave the details about the project. Present on the dais were the actors and some technicians of the film like Pasupathy, Ajmal, Meenakshi, Sound Engineer Lakshminarayan, music director Vijay Antony and director Lakshmikantan (former assistant to the late Jeeva).
The film is a remake of that Hindi film Taxi 9211 which had Nana Patekar and John Abraham in the lead. Meenakshi dons the role played by Sameera Reddy while Pasupathy takes on Nana’s role. Ajmal said he was quite confident of doing justice to John’s role in this remake.
Lakshmikanthan disclosed that there were four songs in the remake and that the film had all elements of thrill, suspense and excitement as in a commercial venture. Vijay Antony scores the music and Venkatramani disclosed that he was happy to have Vijay in his project since he was a talented music director.
The film stars Simran as Pasupathy’s wife. The story is about two characters who meet by accident, hate each other but are forced to travel together. But at the end of the day when fate intervenes, they both get to understand the each other’s problems.
Pasupathy said he was happy to do the role played to perfection by Nana. He said: “When I saw the Hindi version I had wondered if anyone would make it in Tamil and whether I would get that role. Luckily it has happened”.
Meenakshi has gone for a total image make over and is playing a more glamourous role this time. Talking about the title, Venkatramani revealed, “We are great fans of MGR and our car number plate bears the same 4777 digits. MGR is symbolic of success and we want success for our film too. So as fans of his, we kept this number in the title of the movie.” RP Gurudev handles the camera.