As the pachyderm decked in a motley-hued appliqué cloth strolled down, leading a pack of denizens wearing different sorts of headgears, and the chariot carrying the crown prince and his consort, the onlookers had an opportunity to witness a scene shot for Tamil movie ‘Jagan Mohini’ at Kallazhagar Temple at Alagarkoil near here. They were engulfed with a feeling of being transported to the days of yore.
None could forget the magic behind the title (Jagan Mohini) of a 1978-flick. The dubbed version of Telugu movie virtually took the Tamil film industry by storm.
After innumerable shouts of “Start… Camera… Action…” and “Cut…” the director of the film, N.K. Viswanathan, justified the choice of subject.
“It is one of my dream subjects. It took 25 years to make it happen. But I have to make it sure that other than the title and some of the characters nothing in the film will resembles the earlier movie,” he said.
Quite a challenge
Producer of the film, H. Murali, exuded confidenc in his new venture. “Decision to do a historical itself proved to be a big challenge for me. I am of the firm belief that the plot and screenplay will make this movie a success.”
Narasimha Raju, who performed the role of the hero in the old movie, also has a part to play as the father of the hero, Raja, in this film. while a gorgeous looking Namitha performs the character did by Jayamalini.
Nila seems to be a perfect fit for the role of the prince’s consort.
Once into the shoot, one could realise how difficult it is to make a historical film. The director made sure that right from the footwear to the objects present on the field reflected the period of the film.
Probably for the first time, Ilayaraja, who has done the music score for the movie, visited the shooting spot at Tirumalai Nayak Palace here, where the puja for the film was held recently. Source: Hindu
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Star Cast: Raja, Nila, Namitha, Vadivelu
Direction: N.K Vishwanathan