Vezham, starring Ashok Selvan, Janani Iyer and Iswarya Menon in lead roles, will hit the screens on June 24.
Last Updated: 05.21 AM, Jun 23, 2022
Vezham, led by Ashok Selvan, Janani Iyer and Iswarya Menon, is a romantic thriller, with a psychological angle to it, says debutant director Sandeep Shyam.
The newbie, who has written the script as well, says he began working on this in 2018. As a fan of thrillers, Sandeep says he has been inclined toward the genre since childhood. "Thrillers keep the audience guessing throughout, in general. And, I felt it would be my comfort zone."
As for the title, Sandeep says, the team opted for Vezham, which means elephant in Tamil. "All of the key characters in the film will be exhibiting different qualities of an elephant; namely bravery, aggressiveness, dominance, attentiveness and sociability. Like jumbos, the characters in Vezham have complex personalities!"
Sandeep says he approached Ashok Selvan to play the male lead because he thinks the actor is versatile. “Ashok’s character searches for something that lies in his memory. The characters of Janani and Iswarya will be crucial in taking the story forward. Vezham is Janani's second collaboration with Ashok after Thegidi.”
Vezham, set against the backdrop of Coimbatore and Ooty, went on floors at the end of 2019 and was wrapped up in 2021. Produced by Keseven, the film has cinematography by Shakthi Aravind, editing by AK Prasath, and the music by guitarist R Jhanu Chanthar.
The supporting cast of Vezham includes the Marathi actor Mohan Agashe, Kitty, producer PL Thenappan, and Sangili Murugan.
Iswarya Menon said, "I play Leena, and it's an intense character. I am working with Ashok Selvan for the first time. He's a brilliant actor. Although I don't have scenes with Janani, she's a sweet person."
Speaking about Sandeep, Iswarya added that he is a perfectionist. "Vezham is an intense psychological thriller. And, it wasn't an easy film to make," she added.
Vezham also sees Janani Iyer work along with her Thegidi co-star Ashok Selvan. “It has been an exciting experience, and I had to perfect the body language of a writer. The film has an interesting plot. I play a strong-headed, independent woman who takes charge of her life. I can't wait to see it on the big screens," she said.
Vezham will have a theatrical release on June 24.