Director Ezhil has a reputation in the industry of making ‘clean’ films sans needless violence. His last film was Deepavali which starred ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Bhavana in the lead and released in the year 2007. After a self-imposed hiatus, the director is back in action and has launched Manam Kothi Paravai (MKP).
The film not only marks Ezhil’s comeback as a director but it also has him as one of the producers. Despite the good name he has earned in the film industry after directing the likes of Vijay, Ajith and ‘Jayam’ Ravi, Ezhil is a level-headed person with no starry airs around him. Ask him why he chose to become one of the producers and pat comes the reply.
“I have always believed that ‘script’ is the real hero of the film. I liked the script of MKP very much and decided to try producing the film,” says Ezhil. The film has the popular television host Sivakarthikeyan as the hero. Siva, known for his witty one-liners and his ability to trap others (verbally, though), kept the entire Unit in splits during the shooting there by making the film-making process a lot easier.
Ravi Mariah, who plays the villain in the film, endorses the view. “After I completed a violent sequence wherein I had to indulge in a bloody fight, Siva casually said something which drastically took away the tension created by the sequence,” says Ravi. Siva also revealed that he had an emotional touch to this film as Deepavali was the first film he watched 4 years ago soon after passing the ‘audition test’ on a television channel.
“To be starring in the same director’s film now as hero is really satisfying and emotionally draining,” says Siva who also has Marina directed by Pandiraj as his other film.