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Brave actress shoots in cremation ground
Nanda Periasamy really thinks different. His 'Maathiyosi' seems to be full of new thoughts and ideas.
Here's what he has to say about his film.
"So many films have been made with Madurai as location but in this film, we bring you life as it is in the surrounding villages and introduce characters not seen in the outside world till now. 'Maathiyosi' is abpout 4 ruffians who do not know the meaning of what is good. Because of circumstances, these 4 friends come to Chennai. How they tackle the opulence and new people in Chennai is shown in a brisk and engaging fashion. The heroine knows only the lap of luxury. How the 4 ruffians and she strike up friendship forms the crux of the screenplay. Actor Ponvannan stars in a pivotal role that forms a turning point in the film. Director Ravi Maria plays a thirunangai who's the villain of the film.
The screenplay is set such that the first half of the film takes place during day and the second half during night. This will be a new experience for viewers. The climax scene is shot totally with smoke effect. Chennai's Koyambedu Market takes on a new sheen in the film.
The heroes wear full trousers only in about half a dozen scenes, For the rest, they are clad only in shorts. The heroine has only 3 costumes in the film. All bear relevance to the story. One scene shows her walking among the corpses in a cremation ground. Heroine Shammu showed no fear in doing this scene. Shammu has herself sung one song. The climax song is sung by director Mysskin.
There may be 4 men and 1 woman doing the lead roles but there are no distasteful scenes whatsoever in the film. The death dance (Savu Koothu) that is so typical of Chennai has been shot using about 500 chosen artistes in areas like Moolakothalam, Saidapet, Kannammapettai, Royapuram, Border Thottam, Vannarapettai and Kasimedu. There are so many chase scenes in the film that the 4 heroes would have run at least 5000km during shooting! Accordingly cinematographer Vijay Armstrong has done a great job of these action scenes. Songs by Guru Kalyan have come out very well. Kola Bhaskar, who edits all of Selvaraghavan's films, heard the story of this film and did the job free.
Most scenes in the film start on a light note and end up serious, or the other way round. In the climax scene, we have the panchaboothas or 5 elements of water, ether, air, fire and earth."
This wonderful film is produced by PS Shekar Reddy.