'Lisaa will be a horror film sans cliches'
...says debutant director Raju Viswanath, whose upcoming 3D horror film, starring Anjali and Yogi Babu, is set to release on Friday
Debutant director Raju Viswanath is confident that his 3D horror film, Lisaa, will break all the stereotypes associated with the genre. This was the first decision Raju made with his producer-cinematographer Muthiah when they decided to make this Tamil-Telugu bilingual. "We didn't want to have any of the cliches associated with the genre such as over-the-top makeup, predictable revenge angle, etc..."
Shooting with an 8K helium camera was another such choice. "Instead of using a conventional 2K format and converting it into 3D, opting for an 8K helium gave us rich visuals." Raju, an erstwhile assistant of 24-fame Vikram Kumar, says Anjali was one of his top choices for the film. "Anjali has expressive eyes and can speak both languages. She effortlessly slipped into her character, which is unlike the roles she usually plays."
Along with Anjali, the film also stars Sam Jones (who was last seen in Yemaali), Brahmanandam and Yogi Babu. The film will have music by Santhosh Dhayanidhi.