“Prabhas gave me more confidence to remake Kshanam” - Sathyaraj
Sibiraj-Ramya Nambeesan-Varalaxmi Sarathkumar starrer Kshanam is hitting screens on December 8. The entire team was present here in Chennai interacting with media and press.
“Reprised version of Yavanna will be more emotional and engrossing” - Madan Karky.
There was something more common among the speeches of ‘Sathya’ team. It was all about the Chartbuster ‘Yavanna’. Madan Karky, who has penned lyrics for this number and other songs in this album said, “I worked with Sibiraj earlier in Naaigal Jaakirathai. There was a particular song that I wrote ended with the word Nai (meaning ‘Dog’), which denotes the prominence of Dog in the film. I was surprised to see Sathyaraj sir sending me a thanks note in message with words with same ‘Nai’. There are two versions of Yavanna in this album. The other one that you didn’t hear in album will occur during the climax portion, which will be more emotional and engrossing. I am really happy to see that the song has topped the charts of many radio stations for 9 continuous weeks. All credit goes to music director Simon. The thought process of director Pradeep is so much genuine. The way he projects the scenes has turned to be good. Sathya is a good thriller that has lots of edge-seated moments.”
“The opportunity to work in Sathya was a mere accident” - Cinematographer Arun Mani.
Cinematographer Arun Mani appeared so much stylish in his attires for the press meet of Sathya. Speaking on the occasion he said, “The opportunity to work in Sathya was a mere accident. Filmmaker Pradeep was keen on what he wanted. The shots that he demanded to capture was really challenging for me to get it accomplished. Sibiraj looks so much stylish in this film. It’s a fast paced racy mystery thriller that will definitely cater to everyone’s tastes.”
“The bold attempt of Ramya Nambeesan in Sathya will be definitely appreciated” - Satish
Comedy actor Satish for the first time gets something beyond his usual zone to perform. He essays an important characterization that will be an intriguing part of Sathya. While shedding lights on this film Satish says, “I must really appreciate the bold attempt of Ramya Nambeesan in Sathya and it will be definitely appreciated by everyone. Although, she has already played mother of two kids in Sethupathi, this role will gain her more laurels. When it comes to Varalaxmi, we usually call her Varadha Laxmi (Joking statement) as he couldn’t make her presence for many promotional interviews. But she has done an exceptional role in this film, which is yet another highlight. Sibiraj has given more importance into acting, especially stunt sequences.”
“Sathya came to me when I decided to quit composing music” - Music Director Simon K King
Music director Simon K King said, “There was a time that was so much crucial. Sathya came to me as an opportunity when I decided to quit composing music. Major credit goes to director Pradeep for considering me for this project. Sibiraj is a good listener with musical sense. Soon after listening to the song Yavanna, he started discussing even the minute detailing with so much importance. This is one good reason, why his movies always have good songs. Everyone is inquisitive to know about the meaning of word ‘Yavanna’, which means Youthful beauty.
“I am really happy to have worked with a decent and sensible team” - Ramya Nambeesan.
Ramya Nambeesan is someone who is on cloud nine for two reasons. One for being a part of Sathya team and another getting to sing ‘Yavanna’.... “I am so much happy to have worked with a decent and sensible team. Everyone in the team have done their job with perfection. Moreover, the script demands perfect casting and everyone has befittingly been to the excellent level in their performance. Sathya is going to be a twist and turn tale, where you cannot predict what’s going to happen next,” says Ramya Nambeesan.
“I would have definitely passed over my role to Sathyaraj sir in Sathya” - Anand Raj.
Having been a terrorising villain of Tamil cinema for years, Anand Raj is now ruling the domain as a comedian. He thanks Sathyaraj sir and whole team for offering him this role. “I would have definitely passed over my role to Sathyaraj sir in Sathya. But since his son Sibiraj had played the lead role, he wanted me to take up this offer. I am sure that with so much dedication and discipline, Sathyaraj sir will be in the industry for next 10-15 years. My bonding with Sathyaraj sir has been beyond many years,” says Anand Raj, who continues to add that Sibiraj has done a remarkable job in this film with his performance.
“Vijay Antony referred Pradeep to direct Sathya” – Sibiraj.
The friendship and bonding between people in the industry at contemporary times is something more like a miracle. It is evident with the friendship that exists between Vijay Antony and Sibiraj. Speaking about it, Sibiraj says, “Soon after we confirmed as a team that Sathya remake is on cards, Vijay Antony called me and asked if Pradeep can get onboard to direct the remake. He briefed me saying that Pradeep is doing a good work with ‘Saithan’, which is a thriller and recommended me. Soon before kick-starting the shoot, Pradeep assured me that he would never compromise on the perfection in performance and looks of mine. When we started shooting the film, we didn’t finalize the title. After feeling that Sathya would look appropriate, Pradeep asked me if I can let my father Sathyaraj ask Kamal sir. But I felt that it could be done professionally and wrote a request letter to Kamal sir and he agreed without any pause.”
“Prabhas gave me more confidence to remake Kshanam” – Sathyaraj
Actor Sathyaraj is so much elated that he openly admits that he has already gained back the investment made upon the film. Adding more he says, “While Sibiraj told me about Kshanam, I was shooting with Prabhas for Baahubali in Hyderabad. When I asked him about the film, he said that Kshanam broke the myth that hit films should possess big heroes. It proved that content is king and his words gave me more confidence to remake the film. I didn’t watch the film even after buying the rights. One of the biggest highlights in Sathya is the selection of actors and they have done a brilliant job.”