Trivikram readied three stories for me : SuriyaMay 17, 2016 11:16 AM IST
Suriya is one of the most lovable Tamil actors. Even though he hasn't acted in any direct Telugu film till now, he commands a huge fan following in the Telugu states and his dubbed films do well here. His upcoming film '24' will release on May 6th in Telugu and Tamil simultaneously. On the eve of the release, Suriya interacted with the Tollywood media. In an interview, he talks about the film, his direct Telugu movie etc.
Floored by his narration
I like Vikram Kumar's 'Manam' very much. I wanted to remake it in Tamil. But since I don't enjoy doing remakes much, I gave up the idea and when Vikram wants to meet me, I thought I should decline the offer. But when he met me, he said he wanted to narrated a new story. It was supposed to be an half-an-hour meeting, but he narrated the story for four and half hours. I was floored by his narration and immediately agreed to do the film. I also wanted to produce the film myself at that moment. I think '24' is not a regional film. It is a national film and has international standards.
Vikram is a very efficient director. He made a complex story like 'Manam' look very simple. He also made '24' just how he narrated. I've been very excited about the film right from the word go. Now I am very eagerly looking forward to the release because I am very confident that it will be loved by the audiences.
Won't reveal much
'24' has been made on a whopping budget of over Rs.75 crores. So I can't reveal much about the story. Many are asking if it is based on the concept of Time Travel. All I can say the film revolves around time. The reason behind titling the film as '24' will only be revealed once you watch the film.
The film will be new and at the same time 'entertaining'.
Not at all a risk
I don't feel it would be a risk if I experiment. Kamal Haasan garu has been doing experimental films for a long time. Singeetham Srinivasa Rao made 'Aditya 369' more than two and half decades back. If there is sincerity in the story and we can narrate it intelligibly, any film would be successful. Though '24' is an experimental film, everyone would understand it.
I want to dub my voice in Telugu for every film. But due to hectic schedules and post production work, I couldn't get time. But after 'S3' I will try to dub myself for my films in Telugu.
I will work with Trivikram for a straight Telugu film soon. He readied three stories for the movie and we will go with the best one. But I can't tell when it would materialize.
Suriya signed off saying that '24' will be remembered one of the best experimental films and he is sure about it.