Cheran's next is about a sleep disorder

Director Sai Rajkumar opens up about his upcoming film with actor Cheran, which is titled Rajavukku Check 
A poster of Rajavukku Check
A poster of Rajavukku Check

Back in the reckoning a decade and a half after his last Tamil film, the Jayam Ravi-starrer Mazhai, director Sai Rajkumar is looking forward to the release of his Rajavukku Check this Friday. Rajkumar calls his film "a reflection of the society we live in. Teenage girls, in particular, will be able to connect with it. This thriller is one for the family audience."

He feels his film's USP is the performance of actors Cheran and Shrushti Dange in the lead, and Pattalam-fame Irfan playing a negative character for the first time. He counts the commitment of his actors among the highlights of the 25-day shoot. "Cheran has eased into the role of an actor with the comfort of a director who has seen it all in his career. In Rajavukku Check, he plays a CBCID who suffers from a condition called Kleine-Levin syndrome. It is sort of the opposite of insomnia — one woman with the condition is known to have slept for eight months at one go. As an investigating officer, the character has to battle this health issue in addition to the challenges of solving the case. This adds to the suspense. As the title implies, the protagonist finds himself in a tricky spot. He either has to find a solution or give himself in."

On settling for a newcomer - Vinod Yajamanya - for the all-important musical score, Rajkumar says the composer has already proved his talent in Telugu. "The film features just one song, but the background score plays a big part in amping up the suspense and Vinod has done total justice to it."

The director also asks us to look out for the pivotal roles of Sarayu Mohan and Nandana Varma, as Cheran's wife and daughter, respectively. "They have limited footage but have played their parts wonderfully, bringing in the emotions when it matters."

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