Rawat plays a Muslim character, named as Vaapa.
Unlike other movies, Villain in Rajapattai
is not a baddie. He’s an average human
being with all human failings. You will enjoy
his performance, for a change. We have not
unveiled the looks of another villain Avinash,
who was in movies like Chandramukhi and Siruthai.
He has never appeared onscreen with his original
looks. He appears in his original self in
this movie without any getups. He has done
a fantastic job.
Villain in Rajapattai is not a
What do you like in cinematographer Madhie?
I worked with Madhie in Naan Mahaan Alla and we immediately
hit it off. Meanwhile, in Azhagar Saamiyin Kudirai
I introduced Theni Eashwar, who is a debut artist
because Madhie had other commitments. Obviously in
a big movie like this, the producer will have his
own apprehensions to work with a new cinematographer.
Besides, we decided to work with the entire Naan Mahaan
Alla team and hence brought all of them.
Madhie does not compromise
in Rajapattai and Madhie’s work
loves cinema very much. He works for the perfection
of the movie and he knows what is best for
a particular scene. Madhie does not compromise
and I like that quality a lot.
Yuvan often says that Iragai Pole song from Naan Mahaan
Alla is his favorite. Same way, the song Podi Payyan
Pole will be a super hit. You wouldn’t believe
it if I told you where it is shot. Madhie’s
work was fantastic for the song. Villathi Villan song
is also a beautifully shot song. I loved Madhie’s
work in both the songs and if there’s the requirement
of a cinematographer for a mass entertainer movie,
Madhie’s name will come to people’s mind
after these songs.
Shriya and Reemma
Sen in Rajapattai
This song happens in a shoot spot and they play the
heroines. Their song Laddu Laddu will also be another
enjoyable, catchy song.
Saloni in the
Saloni has done many Telugu movies and she has done
an item song for this movie. Hero comes in 7 getups
in this movie and she dances for the song ‘Villathi
Villan’. It’s a visually catchy song.
We first tuned Podi Paiyyan Polave. We are sure the
reach will be huge for that song and the lyrics will
be enjoyed by both children and adults.
On the title
Rajapattai means the pathway in which a king walks
– like red carpet.
You will relate to a lot of things while watching
this movie. I have mixed real life incidents with
my imagination so you will think you have seen some
scenes in real life.
feel in your films
I don’t know how it happens but that’s
how my movies shape up. Perhaps, I like to talk about
the things that happen in the outside world rather
than inside four walls.
Budget in Rajapattai
It’s above 35 crores. It depends on the remuneration
of actors and technicians. Every song costs as much
as a crore because of sets and costumes. But in the
end, when the movie makes business, it’ll all
Do you plan your
Not so much. Life happens. I do not plan my life.
My projects also happen to me in that way. When I
had not decided on what to do after Naan Mahaan Alla,
Vikram called me up and asked me to do this film.
I have not done commercial film so far, even Naan
Mahaan Alla is offbeat. So I decided to test waters
with this one.
Producer, team and editor
is Prasad V Potluri of PVP Cinemas. Everybody
has worked hard for this movie. Editor Kasi
Viswanath has done full-nighters. We were
very careful because this is a commercial
movie and we ensured that every single frame
is perfect. The movie’s duration is
only 2 hours so it’ll be very fast paced.
There is a lot of entertainment in this movie
and Vikram’s fans will love him in this.
Do not think that Suseenthiran has made another
offbeat movie. This is my attempt at a full
on commercial entertainer. Rajapattai will
appeal to front benchers.
Rajapattai will appeal to front