Dejavu, directed by newbie Aravindh Srinivasan, sees Arulnithi in the role of an investigating officer.
Last Updated: 01.42 AM, Jul 15, 2022
Arulnithi, whose latest release was D Block, is back with Dejavu, a mystery thriller. The film, featuring Madhoo of Roja-fame as a cop, also has a host of actors including Achyuth Kumar, Smruthi Venkat, Mime Gopi, Chetan, and Kaali Venkat. Dejavu, directed by newbie Aravindh Srinivasan, sees Arulnithi in the role of an investigating officer. From the trailer, we understand that fictional stories that a specific character writes eventually turn into actual ones. Produced by PG Muthiah’s PG Media Works and Vijay Pandi’s White Carpet Films, Dejavu was completely shot in Chennai.
Arulnithi tells OTTplay, “I was apprehensive of doing a thriller again, but the script was too tempting to not say 'yes'. The story, which has many twists and turns, happens over a day and a night.”
Speaking about roping in Madhoo on Dejavu, Aravindh told Cinema Express, “Madhoo ma’am was excited about playing a cop for the first time in her career. Achyuth Kumar sir’s role is an important one, too.” Despite playing a cop, he adds, Arulnithi won’t be wearing the police uniform even for one scene. “As he has donned the khaki many times before, we have worked on his looks to give him a makeover!”
Dejavu has music by Ghibran, and cinematography by the veteran lensman, PG Muthiah.
Thrillers are Arulnithi's comfort zone, considering more than 10 films that he's done are of the same genre. The actor strongly believes that “even a usual story can be told interestingly”, and adds that he would love to portray “characters that sound real and believable.”
Arulnithi believes that his strength is in visualising scenes during narration. He assures us that everything about Dejavu will be realistic. “I don't listen to the script as a hero. I usually take my close friends and well-wishers to the narration. That has helped me understand what the audience looks for in a film.”