Lately, there has been an inclination towards multi hero subjects in Tamil cinema. That inclination has only strengthened with the massive success of actor Kamal Hassan starrer Vikram which also had actors Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in the supporting cast. There is yet another dual hero subject titled Weapon is in the making in Kollywood. Veteran actor Sathyaraj and Vasanth Ravi of Rocky fame will be playing the lead roles in the movie. Film maker Guhan Senniappan who had previously helmed the web series Vella Raja will be directing the flick. The pre-production work for the project is happening in full swing. The production team is working across the clock to bring the drama to floors by the beginning of next month. Now, the director of the movie has sat down for an interview regarding the venture.
Speaking to a leading media house in the state about the entertainer, the director said, “After finishing Vella Raja, I penned a script for another entertainer. But since that script involved extensive CG works, it demanded an enormous budget. I found it difficult to pitch the script to producers. So, I decided to write the story of Weapon which would sort of set the mood for that project. When I presented it to Manzoor he was interested in the storyline, and immediately agreed. This film will not have much CG work but it will have high octane action sequences.” Speaking on why he chose to cast actors Sathyaraj and Vasanth Ravi, he stated, “When penning the story, both Sathyaraj sir and Vasanth Ravi were the first set of actors to come to my mind to play the lead characters. I know it would sound cliched, but they will be seen in a getup that they have not played in their career.”
Talking further, he said, “Of late, Sathyaraj sir has been essaying the role of a father a lot. But in Weapon he will play a character which is very aggressive, and will not hesitate to destroy the lives of people for its personal gains. I have been following Sathyaraj sir since the days of Amaidhi Padai. For me, his performance in the drama was one of his best. My character in Weapon kind of needed that twistedness. As for Vasanth Ravi, he has an equally powerful role. He will be seen with a beardless look.” On when he will begin to shoot for the entertainer, he explained, “Currently, we are in hunt for an actress to play the female lead. Following that we will begin to shoot from next month. We have planned to shoot in Chennai and a hill station, which we have not finalized yet.”
The rest of the cast that will be part of the project will be finalized and announced soon. Music director Ghibran will be handling the musical instruments for the film. Cinematographer Prabhu Rhagav will be behind the camera for the movie. Editor Nash will be editing the flick. Art director Subendar will be erecting sets for the venture. Master Sudesh will be choreographing the stunt sequences on the flick. The venture is funded by M S Manzoor for the banner house Million Studio.
On the work front, actor Sathyaraj who was last seen on screens in Tamil in the comedy drama Veetla Vishesham is currently busy shooting for his upcoming venture titled Prince under the direction of story teller Anudeep K. V in which he will be seen alongside actor Sivakarthikeyan. On the other hand, actor Vasanth Ravi who was last seen on screens in the crime drama Rocky is currently busy shooting for his next project christened Jailer helmed by filmmaker Nelson in which he will be sharing the screen space with superstar Rajinikanth.