Here’s what Viswasam director Siva has to say about Ajith and Nayanthara
Ajith didn’t have any releases in the last year, but that didn’t stop fans from anticipating his latest film Viswasam. Directed by Siva, Viswasam has opened to theatres today January 10th, and it is winning love from fans. Ask Siva about his collaboration with Ajith for the fourth time, he says “As soon as we decided to work on a new film, I narrated the Viswasam script to Ajith sir and I was so surprised about his reaction. I have never seen him enjoy while listening to the script. In fact, he told me that it’s been a long time he came across such an entertaining script.”
Ajith has previously appeared as the family man in Veeram, Dutiful brother in Vedalam and a patriot in Vivegam. Siva further adds, “This film is about a man from Madurai, who is cheerful and emotional. He plays the character named ‘Thookku Durai’. He also added that in Pongal will be a festive entertainer for fans with this Ajith film.
What does he admire about Ajith? He says “Ajith sir is always concerned about self-discipline as he believes it will have a good social impact. I am sure you would have all noticed a shot where he and Nayanthara madam is seen wearing a helmet during a bike ride. He strongly believes it’s not just the safety of the rider, but the ones behind them as well.”
Having traveled with Ajith Kumar for nearly 5 years and 3 films, director Siva sounds surprised about certain things. He says, “Among all the films I have worked Ajith sir, Viswasam will be close to my heart forever. Ajith sir kept surprising me with so many variations in performances. It was so evident that he was enjoying the film. In simple words. Fans will get to see Ajith the star and Ajith the actor in this film.
Speaking about Nayanthara, he says “Nayanthara madam is a bundle of talent and she is a terrific performance. Her characterization in this film will be prominent. Jagapathi Babu Sir’s antagonistic role will never step out of reality. He also says that ”Viswasam is gifted with so much of talented actors. Starting from Vivek sir, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiah, Robo Shankar, Kovai Sarala and many others, it has lots of talented actors.”
He also says ”I am greatly indebted to DOP Vetri, Editor Ruben, Music Director Imaan, Action Director Dilip Subbarayan, Art director Milan for supporting me. Their excellence in their respective departments made this happen. The contribution of Sound engineer Udhaya Kumar, Sound designer Hari, VFX team Selvam, and Co-writer Adi Narayana Rao is really an additional value.”
Thanking his producers T.G. Thiyagarajan and Arjun Thiyagarajan, Siva says, “Thyagarajan sir has been a perfect gentleman and his support has been incredible. His son Arjun was so supportive and is majorly responsible for making us wrap up the project on time. In fact, my relationship with producers at Sathya Jyothi Films goes beyond generations as our grandfathers had worked together and we are associated in the third generation, and it is a blessing.”