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When Dhanush made Selvaraghavan realise how troublesome his job is as an actor

When Dhanush made Selvaraghavan realise how troublesome his job is as an actor

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Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on turning into Sangaiah for Arun Matheswaran’s revenge drama, Saani Kaayidham

Filmmaker Selvaraghavan on turning into Sangaiah for Arun Matheswaran’s revenge drama, Saani Kaayidham

It isn’t too widespread for a filmmaker to be blown by a fabric written by one other filmmaker. And but, that’s precisely what occurred to Selvaraghavan when he first heard of Arun Matheswaran’s upcoming sophomore movie, Saani Kaayidham. Selva rapidly posted a tweet introducing Matheswaran to the world, a lot earlier than the latter’s debut Rocky launched.

“As I’m a screenplay author myself, I actually appreciated what I heard from him [Matheswaran]. The narration itself was a brand new expertise for me. I may see what he was attempting to convey and the way the movie would come out. When he narrated it, I may solely see the movie,” says Selvaraghavan.

Arun Matheswaran was quite adamant about bringing Selvaraghavan on board for the position of Sangaiah, who shares a bitter previous with Ponni (performed by Keerthy Suresh) within the revenge drama “I feel any actor may have performed Sangaiah. However Arun someway felt I might do a greater job,” says Selva.

Selva says he was fairly taken up by the best way Sangaiah was sketched out; the truth that he’s a typical man and doesn’t put on a masks or political color. That he comes from a humble background and but is accused of killing 24 individuals. “Usually, whenever you write a personality, you’d consider a number of issues. However Sangaiah is completely different; he’s somebody you would stumble upon within the streets. He’s that easy,” he provides.

Used to briefing actors about the best way they should embody his characters, Selva says he approached Sangaiah like how any actor would. Within the course of, he did study a factor or two about performing, although he’s nonetheless reluctant to name himself an actor. “Proper from the beginning, I had numerous concern and insecurity however I realised you might want to overcome all that, with a view to enhance your craft. It’s a studying course of. I wouldn’t name myself an actor but,” he laughs.

Selvaraghavan and Keethy Suresh in ‘Saani Kaayidham’

Selvaraghavan and Keethy Suresh in ‘Saani Kaayidham’
| Picture Credit score: Particular Association

Arun Matheswaran wished Selva to be himself on the finish of the day. That was useful, he says.
“I made a decision then that I ought to simply observe what my coronary heart says. As an alternative of considering an excessive amount of, I considered issues like how Sangaiah would react to actual conditions. That’s how I perceived the character.”

Dhanush, who is well among the finest actors within the nation proper now, has all the time maintained that it was his brother Selvaraghavan who groomed him proper from the beginning and sharpened his performing chops. So, what in response to Selva constitutes good performing?

So, what, in response to Selva, constitutes good performing? “As a filmmaker, what’s essential to me is that it shouldn’t really feel like you’re performing,” he says, “You need to hone your expertise and discover alternative ways to method a personality. There are subtleties and nuances you might want to get proper. Once I direct my actors, I slowly feed them details about how the character ought to stroll or speak. That’s how they get the large image.”

Though Selvaraghavan has stated that there’s a little bit of him in his characters, he was specific that Sangaiah shouldn’t have these qualities. “Even within the movies I make, I shouldn’t see myself in my characters. And in Saani Kaayidham, I attempted to observe Arun’s imaginative and prescient and what he wished from me. He gave me that house.”

Selvaraghavan is at the moment directing Dhanush in Naane Varuven. The duo has ensured that they don’t focus on work exterior of movie units. Dhanush, nevertheless, had a tongue-in-cheek response to Selva’s performing stint with Beast and now Saani Kaayidham. “Solely whenever you go deep into performing, do you realise its many challenges. Possibly I perceive my actors higher now. Dhanush informed me as soon as, ‘At the least now do you realise how troublesome my job is?’”

Saani Kaayidham releases on Amazon Prime Video on Friday

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