The actor-filmmaker-musician opens up on why he has pinned hopes on his new film
Vijay Antony in Kolai
Balaji Kumar's whodunit film Kolai hit the screens in Tamil and Telugu on Friday. Vijay Antony, who played the lead in it, has pinned high hopes on the movie and believes that it will offer a different experience for cinephiles. According to him, the project's highlight will be its innovative making style, likely to appeal to the Tamil audience.
Talking to OTTplay, he says, "The director is someone who has a distinct view on filmmaking and character designs. His thoughts have been reflected in Kolai's unique making. His ideas and knowledge of cinema are hugely influenced by the Hollywood style."
All praise for Balaji's conviction on various aspects of filmmaking, Vijay says that he is someone who knows what to extract from the cast and crew. "Be it handling music, or visuals or emotions, he knows how not to go overboard, and this has helped the output of Kolai. The classy approach towards the movie's screenplay structure will remind the audience of his previous movie Vidiyum Munn," he says.
On what he has got to play differently this time, the actor, who turned a filmmaker recently with Pichaikkaran 2, said that he mostly remains more or less the same while essaying his characters. He explains, "I try to be myself when I'm in a character's shoes. All I do is relate to the character's emotions and react accordingly. The audience is familiar with the kinds of roles I take up and my job is to make them connect to the character I play. Kolai has me in a role I haven't essayed earlier; I play someone who has hit rock bottom in life."
Vijay hopes that anyone who loves relishing a murder mystery with a class touch would enjoy Kolai. He adds, "I'm glad that its technical aspects have come out well. Girish's music, Sivakumar's visuals and Selva's editing are likely to stand out in the movie. Meenakshi, John Vijay, Radhikaa, Ritika Singh and Murali Sharma have displayed interesting performances and I am looking forward to the feedback."