R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi come from different schools of acting: Vikram Vedha director duo Pushkar-Gayathri


To this Pushkar replied, “It is more about the two of them fitting the role than their looks. They even revealed that Kadhir is someone to keep an eye out for. They started to work together for their next outing Va, which is yet to release. Vikram Vedha is expected to bring in more people to the theaters in Tamil Nadu, as the audience percentage at cinema halls after GST has been average. While Vijay is more instinctive, Madhavan is intuitive. Their rhythm of speaking, and they way they act was the main reason. Pushkar explained that there should be a balance when it comes to writing such films. Starring Arya and Pooja in the lead roles, Oram Po was a success at the box office and also received good reviews. The way we had imagined Vedha, the way Vijay talks, the way he even draws analogy or shares anecdotes is very similar to Vedha. He prepares for each scene before the shoot starts and figures out how the character would act and react,” said Pushkar. Was that done intentionally? It was more about working together to get the best of the scene.”

The two directors also stressed the fact that even the female characters are quite intrinsic to the plot. In fact, we were even surprised that no one had tried this earlier,” said Gayathri. Vedha, on the other hand, does everything in a roundabout manner.”
So did their choice have anything to do with the looks? Did they have a preconceived idea of who would be playing it? “The way the Vedhalam tells a story and poses a question that is filled wih moral ambiguity was attractive. So when asked about this long break, Pushkar laughed and said, “I think it is because there is nobody to bully us to make us work at that pace.”
From the posters of the film to the teaser followed by trailer, Vikram Vedha tends to highlight the black and white. Pushkar said, “We were sure that Vedha would be perfect for Vijay Sethupathi. In fact, in the scenes where we see the two of them together, there was no competition or neither of them even tried to outshine the other. It has always been important when it comes to storytelling – to have a hero and a villain to narrate a tale. The director duo have their fingers-crossed and are awaiting to see how it goes this Friday. Gayathri added, “It was such a pleasure to work with them, because there were little things that they brought to the character and nurtured it. The two went through so much trouble as to even find a location that was appropriate for the theme. “The two of them come from two different schools of acting. So, one would wonder why the film talks about moral ambiguity and how the two of them chose to delve deeper into this? Even trade analysts expect this multi-starer to be the first film that might get a better than moderate response from movie goers. Pushkar said, “The style of building in 1980s, where floors are black and white tiles, paraquet style. Even getting permission to shoot in such buildings are not easy. So how was it that they managed to write this film? This is not quite easy to find as very few are left standing. We are underestimating the audience, and I think, today something along this line will work if the story is strong.”
What was it like to see two performers share screen space? The two have worked together from the time they were in college, and even did their first feature film together. So from the time when the film was in production, they made sure that the theme was highlighted, as the broader idea was for the film to look like a conversation between black and white. He said, “When you strike a fine balance between the two characters, and it results in audience’s sympathy switching from one to the other throughout the film, then both the characters receive equal attention and treatment. Pushkar explained that Varu (Varalakshmi Sarathkumar) was not a part of the trailer because every scene that she is a part of reveals something important about the plot. But from 2010 till now, it is a long break. Both Gayathri and Pushkar said yes and went on to explain that the tale stems from the concept of moral ambiguity. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Maddy was perfect to play something like that. Gayathri added that Shraddha Srinath too had a very important characrter in the film. It is more about fitting the character.”
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R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram Vedha releases today. Well, they did, but only partly. We, in fact, noticed this only after we had narrated the script.” Gayathri added, “Vikram was more suited for Madhavan because he had to play Vikram who is kind of straight forward. Watch videoPushkar and Gayathri have joined hands again for the R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi starrer Vikram Vedha. Gayathri said that they were attracted to the structure of Vikramadityan and Vedhalam stories. All of this was done to get a better sense of the theme.”
How did they end up casting Vikram and Vedha? Right and wrong are intrinsic to story telling.” Gayathri continues, “For too long storytelling has strictly been about right and wrong.