Kuruthi Aattam is a vital movie for actor Atharvaa and director Sri Ganesh. Atharvaa, who exhibited his potential with Bala’s Pardesi (2013), is but to get a breakthrough. On the opposite hand, Sri Ganesh, who made a stable debut with 8 Thottakal in 2017, went underneath the radar for the previous 5 years. And, undoubtedly, loads of hopes have been pinned on Kuruthi Aattam. Yet, once I sat down for an interview with the duo, they appeared calm and composed.
Here are excerpts from the interview:
What do you suppose is the USP of Kuruthi Aattam?
Atharvaa: To be frank, I took the movie due to Sri Ganesh’s first movie, 8 Thottakal. What a film! I trusted the director and when he informed me the script of Kuruthi Aattam, a gangster story set in Madurai, I used to be satisfied. Coming to the movie’s USP, all of the characters within the movie are complicated. They aren’t unidimensional. There’s no villain within the movie. Even the seemingly unfavorable man has his justification. That’s the fascinating a part of Kuruthi Aattam.
Sri Ganesh: I at all times prefer to make movies about attention-grabbing characters. More than the narrative, I really like giving depth to characters. For instance, two persons are preventing. I wish to inform the viewers the place they arrive from and why they’re doing what they do. That’s the USP of Kuruthi Aattam.
On one hand, Atharvaa strikes at a gentle tempo doing one movie at a time. Meanwhile, Sri Ganesh has taken about 5 years to provide you with his second film. Why such a tempo?
Atharvaa: Initially, I didn’t have the arrogance to take up rather a lot at a time. Only once I labored concurrently in Etti and Kanthian, I realised I’m able to multitasking. However, I desire coping with issues one after the other. If you’ve got an excessive amount of on the plate and issues don’t prove the best way you need, it hurts.
Sri Ganesh: I did take some time for writing the script. But the delay was not because of author’s block. Numerous issues should not in our arms. You will get to see extra of my work within the coming days.
Your character dies in your debut movie Bana Kaathadi. You later did the heart-wrenching Pardesi. And in your final movie, Thalli Pogathey, you find yourself with a damaged coronary heart. Are you into tragedies?
Atharvaa: (Laughs) This is one thing I maintain asking myself. I used to be questioning if I used to be a tragic particular person. Honestly, I’m a really optimistic particular person. I keep away from speaking about something unfavorable and at all times cope with failures with hope. On the opposite hand, with movies, those that stick with the viewers are principally tragedies.
At an occasion, Sri Ganesh mentioned that you just helped him with the script. What’s the rapport you two share?
Atharvaa: I don’t suppose I did something. He (Sri Ganesh) is being sort. We simply mentioned my character and a few sensible side of his actions. Honestly, it’s all him. I’ve no half in it. As far as our relationship goes, Sri Ganesh is a soft-spoken particular person and I needed to be extraordinarily cautious about not hurting him with no matter I mentioned. He chooses his phrases rigorously, which places the onus on us to do the identical.
Being such a soft-spoken particular person, how do you deal with the entire set throughout filming?
Sri Ganesh: Athravaa retains dissing me for that (laughs). On units, the sport is completely different. You must deal with a whole lot of individuals. There I must shout and coordinate. That’s not an issue.
Let’s speak in regards to the title, Kuruthi Aattam (Dance of the blood). Many persons are cautious of blood and violence. Didn’t you suppose the title will maintain them away from the movie?
Sri Ganesh: Aiyo! When you place it like that, now I’m a bit scared and nervous (laughs). We had been going for the joy surrounding the phrases, Kuruthi Aattam. It additionally has one other subtext. It’s about blood and household bonds. The extent a person will go for his household is one other operating theme right here. More than violence, it has rather a lot to do with human feelings.
Atharvaa: The movie has violence however we determined to not exploit it with an excessive amount of gore. Sri Ganesh informed me that I would like the film to be family-friendly.
Sri Ganesh, you’ve got a watch for expertise. You launched Aparna Balamurali to Tamil cinema. Now, she has gained the National Award.
Sri Ganesh: I really feel glad about that go with. I believe there’s a form of instinct that tells me that this actor would work effectively for sure roles. I’m so glad for Aparna, and even Manikandan, who has labored with me, has gone locations. I search for a ardour in individuals. That takes me to good expertise.
So, did you discover these issues in Atharvaa?
Sri Ganesh: Definitely. What I really like about him is that he doesn’t have a look at appearing as a day job. He includes himself in it full-time. For a kabbadi sequence within the movie, he took coaching within the sport by himself. He additionally includes himself with manufacturing points of the film like poster-making.
As somebody who has grow to be a director with none backing, what recommendation do you’ve got for individuals with such goals?
Sri Ganesh: Grit is the one factor that has helped me maintain these 5 years. I maintain speaking about how Rahul Dravid is my inspiration (laughs). Whatever the bowlers throw at him, he simply defends them it doesn’t matter what. Also, one has to be taught to simply accept rejection. I can’t count on everybody to simply accept my imaginative and prescient.