Kamal Haasan: Vikram's Kadram Kondan is truly an international film
The trailer launch of Kadram Kondan, co-starring Akshara Haasan and Abihassan, was launched yesterday
The much-awaited trailer of Vikram starrer Kadaram Kondan, was launched on Wednesday. Lead actors of the film Vikram, Abihassan and Akshara Hassan were in attendance along with producer-actor Kamal Haasan, director Rajesh M Selva, music composer Ghibran and members of the cast and crew.
Vikram started his speech sharing his Kamal Haasan fanboy moments during childhood. "When I was studying in high school the management used to screen Hindi and English films every week. But during picnics, we had the privilege to buy films from Salem theatres. During one particular year, all the house captains bought Kamal sir films Vazhve Maayam, Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu, and Tik Tik Tik. That is the kind of impact he had on people from my generation. If I had to do one remake it must be Chappani from 16 Vayadhinile. Even I do that, I can level up to his performance. Kamal sir is an iconic symbol that every actor wants to be. Actors like him and Sivaji are the major inspiration for many people, including me, to enter the film industry."
He went on to talk about his Kadaram Kondan experience. "I signed the film right the moment I heard it's being produced by Kamal Haasan sir. I wanted to look more stylish and different than Dhruva Natchathiram. I am confident that Kadaram Kondan will satisfy all my fans and friends, and I believe that it will also create a new set of audience for me."
Kamal Haasan recalled his memory of watching Vikram's Meera. "Several years back a director-cinematographer showed me a film featuring a debut hero. After watching the show I told him that the hero will go places. The film was Meera and the hero was none another than Vikram. As a director and artist, I used to be deeply worried that it took him a lot of years to get a film like Sethu. Cinema is unfair sometimes. It feeds briyani to some people and leaves the rest hungry. For the talented actor he is, Vikram should've reached greater heights, much earlier in his career."
He went on to praise the performance of Vikram in Kadaram Kondan. "There's a term called 'panache' in English. Not everyone can pull off that. But Vikram is an actor who can carry that with ease. Kadaram Kondan will truly be an international film. I am not saying this to promote the film. I've already seen the film, and maybe that's the reason why am more enthusiastic and positive recently."
Kadaram Kondan is set to release on July 19.