SJ Suryah on Spyder and Mersal: I didn’t choose these projects, they chose me


It is not something that we can buy. At this point of your career, what do you look for in your scripts? Moreover, they interested me. However, the way to reach that position is to be a good actor. Later if I don’t get such projects, then I will start searching for them. But one thing that all critics unanimously agreed to was the brilliance of director turned actor SJ Suryah’s performance. Apart from Mersal, another much awaited movie of yours is Nenjam Marapathillai with Selvaraghavan. *laughs* It should happen organically. If I do something that I haven’t done before, that will definitely push me forward. One should be careful to not rehearse too much, to the point where it becomes monotonous. Tell us one similarity and difference between the superstars. So to perform with quality, it is good to prepare with his guidance and narration. My performance had my version of those traits. He had also suggested a few references as inspirations. Will you continue playing roles with negative shades? A hero can be both an actor and a star. I can’t say a tentative date, but it should come out soon. Top News
Mark Zuckerberg wants to sell 35-75 mn Facebook sharesSamsung Galaxy Note 8 review: The return of the Note seriesElphinstone Road station stampede highlights: CM Fadanvis reaches KEM Hospital, says will assist Railways in conducting inquiryAR Murugadoss and Mahesh Babu’s Spyder might have received mixed reviews. Amid his busy schedule, we managed to catch the actor for a quick chat. Sudalai is dark whereas I am a stylish villain in Mersal. There is difference between copying and being inspired. I want to be an actor with a good ideology. The similarity would be the sincerity they work with and the love and care they posses. If men can be called mischievous, then it would suit these two. 2017-09-30T06:00:09+00:00″>
Published:September 30, 2017 6:00 am

Amid SJ Suryah’s busy schedule, we managed to catch the actor for a quick chat. By ideology you mean? While I had searched for such projects all these years, now they find me. Your performance has been received very well by the audience as well as critics. As to the difference, Vijay is very silent offscreen but is naughty onscreen. If it does, it will take me to the next level. But I agreed to Mersal and Spyder as when you shift from negative roles to hero roles, the step is larger. You have always said that you wanted to be a hero. A gloriously wicked role, SJ Suryah revels in each frame as Sudalai and has been lauded profusely for his uninhibited portrayal. I focus on how to efficiently essay the roles I get. I did prepare for Spyder, well kind of. The project should excite me. Every single compliment I received is special. However, I sat down with Murugadoss with my lines and had a discussion as to how to deliver them. Which category would you prefer to be in? My role is Selva sir’s Nenjam Marapathillai has a cult characterisation, an anti-hero actually. There is a high possibility that it will be out before the end of this year. I felt that God had given me the opportunity to make such a leap. I get that with all my current projects. However, the preparation should be for the characterisation. I feel it’s good to maintain that difference. It is definitely good to prepare for a role. More than calling myself hero, I can say I am the ‘kadhanayagan’ (lead character of the story). How did you prepare for Spyder? For example, Rajini sir’s ‘Naan oru thadava sonna nooru thadava sonna madhri’. It should happen on its own. We crave for variety, right. His style was to inculcate and convey philosophy. I looked for things to keep in my mind to push my performance to next level. It becomes a leap. We should be excited with what we do; there must be job satisfaction. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd I play the hero in Iravaakalam. With Spyder and other upcoming projects, my roles are very different. Say if we eat dosa for breakfast every day, won’t we get bored? The dialogue won’t suit everyone. A director thinks for about 6 months or a year to conceive a character. In general, one needs a good ideology to lead life well. When Murugadoss sir enacted the character, I searched for roles with similar traits. Another example would be MGR sir’s song “Unnai arinthal nee unnai arinthal ulagathai poradalam, uyarnthalum thazhnthalum thalai vanangamal nee vazhalam”. More than the characterisation, an actor will have his own personal ideology. I didn’t choose these projects, the scripts chose me. I have worked hard to be a good actor. Infact, there is a small kid within the two of them. Sudalai’s body language was pretty clear when he narrated the story to me. A person with a good ideology will automatically reach a good position. The fact that everyone unanimously like my performance is itself a huge compliment for me. Ideally, I would prefer to essay a hero. At the start, diversity is crucial. Any particular comment that stands out? On the other hand, Mahesh Babu is subtle onscreen, but is very ‘chutti’ (naughty) offscreen. Do you believe in preparing for a role? Wonders can’t be made, they should happen. I think of stars as heroes, the rest are lead actors. It is not just me but everyone wants to be star. When can we see it on the big screen? So we can see you in a commercial movie soon, in a ‘mass’ role? It is a journey that has just begun. There is an indirect but strong connection between your films heroes Mahesh Babu and Vijay, whether it is films or the cult status they enjoy.