Director Vijay on Watchman
Much like the famous entitlement ‘Jack of all Trades’ goes, ‘Master of all Genres’ happens to be the most celebrated ennoblement in showbiz. Naturally, not all filmmakers get such a privilege of carrying this brand, but filmmaker Vijay has engraved a trenchant mark by experimenting with different genres. Moreover, it’s not merely about experiments, but proving the proficiency effortlessly. Having endeavored from intense thrillers, Romance in period backdrops and comedy capers, he is all set to unleash his potentials into new the terrain through ‘Watchman’.
With the trailer and promo song conquering the family audiences overnight, it gradually leaves anyone to guess on what actually inspired him to make a film of this sort. In contrast, director surprises us saying, “To be precise, I have been attempting to make films based on different genres from the very beginning of my career. I had an impulsive thought of making a thriller with a dog playing the main lead role alongside a well-known hero. So, it all paved the way for the origin of ‘Watchman’.”
On relating the film’s title and its relevance to the film’s theme, he says, “By now, I am sure audiences would have known it by themselves. It’s a thriller film that is set against the time of 2 days and the dramatic play is about the characters bouncing upon each other.”
While speaking about the reason behind casting GV Prakash in lead role, Vijay adds, “GV Prakash and I have been through a long journey of association. We have worked together in 11 movies and his musical spell has been the icing on the cake. Soon after watching him in Bala sir’s Nachiyaar, I was totally stunned over his performance. I couldn’t think about anyone than him. He had a very tough time shooting for this film as it involved high-risk challenges. Especially to shoot with a dog demanded lots of patience and if not for GV Prakash’s cooperation, this would have not been possible.”
GV Prakash Kumar has attempted a newfangled style of BGM for this film and his promotional song is already trending over online and social media platforms. Nirav Shah and Saravanan Ramasamy together have created visual magic through their cinematography. Produced by Arunmozhi Manickam, the film’s worldwide release is scheduled on April 12, 2019.