Shiva Ganesh: Fans can expect an unusual performance from Ravichandran in Aa Drushya
The Crazy Star will not be accompanied by a heroine in the murder mystery nor the film will feature songs, says director Shiva Ganesh
Viewers can expect a different Ravichandran in Aa Drushya, says director Shiva Ganesh who is working with the Crazy Star in the murder mystery. The film is all set to be released this week. For the first time in his career, Ravichandran will not be accompanied by a heroine in the film, and it will not feature any songs either, the director reveals.
“It is a known fact that romance and Ravichandran go hand in hand. However, this particular subject did not require songs and a heroine. Moreover, the film will show a new dimension of the actor. He was initially worried about how the audience would react, but when we started shooting, he was convinced about the decision,” says the Jigarthanda director
The director adds that with age, the Crazy Star is choosing the right kind of scripts - “There is a lot more for the versatile actor to explore."
When asked about the similarity between the titles Aa Drushya and Ravichandran's 2014 film Drishya, Shiva clarifies, "This film is not a sequel... though there is a similarity in terms of the screenplay. In this film, the hero is a retired police officer."
Ravichandran has also undergone an image makeover for Aa Drushya. The actor plays a character 25 years younger than him, and Ravichandran himself suggested the look for the thriller. “This is a story of a 50-year-old retired cop, who narrates a case that happened when he was on duty. The story takes place in one day. How the daily activities of the cop get affected due to the lack of basic communication is the gist of the film,” says Shiva Ganesh.
“I had heard a lot about the actor’s working style and decided to go with a blank mind. Thankfully, we broke the ice in the first few days on the sets. All that he mentioned to me was that he was an actor and that it was my responsibility to direct him,” says Shiva Ganesh, adding, “He helped me with a few shots, where he had to operate the camera and shoot the scenes all by himself. Secondly, any advice coming from him was valuable. He also shared his experience and his journey in cinema, which was good to know."
The film, produced by K Manju, also features Achyuth Kumar, Chaitra Achar, and Nisarga.