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After Iravin Nizhal, another Tamil film made in a single shot

The film, Drama, which has been directed by Aju Kizhumala, features Ponniyin Selvan-fame Kishore, Charlie, Jai Bala and Kavya Bellu in the lead roles.

After Iravin Nizhal, another Tamil film made in a single shot

Kishore in Drama 

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Last Updated: 12.20 PM, Sep 20, 2022

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A few months after the release of director Parthiban's film, Iravin Nizhal, which the director claimed to be the world's first non-linear, single-shot film, comes the news that another film called Drama has been made in a single shot.

The Tamil film, which has been directed by Aju Kizhumala, features Kishore, Charlie, Jai Bala and Kavya Bellu in the lead roles.

“The entire unit rehearsed for this film for over 180 days and shot the film in a matter of one hour and 53 minutes,” Jai, who plays the male lead in the film, was quoted as saying.

Jai shared with sources that the film will follow some events that take place in a police station over the night. The story is about what happens in a police station when the power goes off for a brief period. A murder occurs. An investigation follows to find out the murderer and the reason behind the crime.

On the topic of the film being named Drama, actress Kavya told media sources, “In theatre, there is no room for mistakes. When you go on stage, you simply perform. There is no room for repeating an act. Similarly, this film was a single-shot film. All of us had to deliver our parts convincingly together to complete it in one shot. We thought that the title Drama would indicate the fact that we had worked like theatre artists to make this film with no second chances for correcting mistakes.”

Produced by Antony Raj M in association with Jayachandran PP, and Dr Jolly Ambukan, Drama, has cinematography by Shinos and background score by Bijibal.

Before Iravin Nizhal, Agadam made headlines because its creators claimed it was shot from beginning to end in a single take, or from action to cut.

Agadam opens with a group of ominous-looking men burying a woman's body. The horror movie, which takes place in real-time, lasts two hours and depicts what happens to them after the woman's ghost returns to haunt them. A social message is included in Agadam's running duration.

The film features Baskar, Seenu Iyer, Thamizh, Kalaisekaran, Saravana Balaji, Sri Priyanka, Anisha and master Ajay.

R Parthiban, in an interview, spoke about Iravin Nizhal. “I was filming behind the camera, running and changing into different outfits for each shot. Thanks to my years of theatre training, I didn't memorise or practise my dialogue.”

The actor-director claimed that it was more crucial to observe other creatives than to practise playing his or her part. He continued by saying that because he is also a dubbing artist, he knew that if he missed something, he could always make it up during the dubbing, which put him at rest.

A still from Iravin Nizhal/Twitter
A still from Iravin Nizhal/Twitter

“I am planning to do this film with some other artists in Hindi like Ajay Devgn, for which the talks are going on,” Parthiban said, adding he wants to include a fight scene in the Hindi version.

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