The filmmaker talks about Udhayanidhi's unusual character design in his recently released film Kalaga Thalaivan and the possibility of teaming up with Vijay
Magizh Thirumeni and Vijay
One of the impressive aspects in Magizh Thirumeni's recent release Kalaga Thalaivan is the smartly choreographed action sequence in the climax. The long sequence which has Udhayanidhi taking on 14 people is an intriguing watch, thanks to the manner in which stunt director R Sakthi Saravanan has helmed the moves.
However, the film, which has a run time of around 150 minutes, doesn't have any action scenes till the climax. Ask the filmmaker why he decided not to place any stunt sequence in the movie's earlier portions despite the protagonist being a physically agile person, and he comes up with an interesting perspective.
Magizh says, "It's true that the film's protagonist is into martial arts. But he represents those people who react or fight back only when he is pushed into a corner. People like him do not attempt to take 14 people under normal circumstances. He fights back smartly only when he has no options left."
He adds, "Moreover, the movie's story is presented in such a way that the hero is someone who runs away and the villain is someone who tracks down the former. I also wanted my hero to look vulnerable. It is the vulnerability which creates an impact when he fights back."
There have been reports of him narrating a few stories to Thalapathy Vijay and according to the grapevine, Magizh is likely to direct the star soon. Quiz him about the same, and pat comes his reply, "He should confirm about our collaboration. It's completely his call."
The director, however, confirms that he will announce his next project soon. He says that there are a few offers, and he will choose the feasible among them as soon as possible.