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Exclusive! Vaibhav on Accidental Farmer & Co: Working with talented co-stars was a humbling experience

The actor gets candid on his latest OTT project in a brief interaction

Exclusive! Vaibhav on Accidental Farmer & Co: Working with talented co-stars was a humbling experience

Vaibhav in a still from the series

Last Updated: 11.13 PM, Mar 11, 2023


SonyLIV's latest web series in Tamil, Accidental Farmer & Co, stars Vaibhav in lead role. The actor is not new to OTT projects and seems to be quite convinced with the varied requirements of the long-form format. He is excited as it's been a while since he has played a rural character and has pinned high hopes on the project.

In a free-wheeling chat with OTTplay, he opens up about how the series materialized, working with his co-stars, the USP of the project and the surprises movie buffs have in store. Excerpts...


The series is about a care-free youngster who becomes a farmer after he finds out the magical characteristics of a mysterious plant. What was the initial idea director Sugan Jay had in his mind?

It was supposed to be a fun-filled series ever since the idea struck him. I don't think a similar plot has ever been explored before, at least not in the long-form format. I was approached by its creative producer and filmmaker Balaji Mohan. He told me that Sugan wants to narrate a story and that's how it took off.

Why was the idea developed into a web series and not a feature film?

It is primarily because of the restrictions feature films have in terms of duration. A small movie, I mean, a project which doesn't boast of big stars and directors, usually has a run time of around 140 minutes. With a series, we could explore more on the plot and major characters in it. This is precisely the reason why the director pitched the idea to SonyLIV.

A still from the series
A still from the series

What exactly was the reason which impressed you after you were narrated its story?

I really fell in love with my character. It's been really a long time since I have been a part of rural dramas. I was super elated to take up the role of a village guy who is naïve by all means. Everyone takes advantage of his innocent nature and he is forced to make a decision. I had a ball essaying the character. Moreover, the plot has ample hilarious situations which are sure to leave viewers in splits.

The series features a few other actors who are also adept at pulling off comedy. How was it to work with your co-stars?

Working with Badava Gopi, Ramya Pandian and Aravind was a humbling experience. They have their own style when it comes to pulling off comedy. Though we took only 45 days to complete shooting for the whole project, we could improvise a lot and discuss with each other on making fun-filled sequences effectively.

The technical departments of the series feature a few newbies...

Vagu Mazan has composed the music. I think this is the first web series from the south which has music composed by a female artist. She has done a commendable job. So is the cinematographer Sathish Murugan who has been instrumental in providing the required rustic look to the series.

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