Jyothika's �Magalir Mattum” is a celebration of women, says Bramma

3 months ago, Fri, Sep 15, 2017, 01:22:18
Jyothika's �Magalir Mattum” is a celebration of women, says Bramma
Renowned Actress Jyotika-starrer, ‘Magalir Mattum’ is the much-anticipated movie, as it marks her comeback into films. The film is directed by Bramma. Earlier, Bramma’s directorial debut, Kuttram Kadithal, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil and Tamil NaduState Award for Best Film, among others. And now, after almost three years he helms Magalir Mattum. “I’m confident about the script, but I believe that art, too, lies in the eyes of the beholder. So, I’m eagerly waiting to find out how the audience likes the film. The tension, anxiety is still there,” said the director, Bramma. In Magalir Mattum, the challenges were different, says Bramma. The film has artistes of great calibre like Urvashi, Saranya Ponvannan, Nasser, and Pavel Navageethan, who is known for his work in Madras and Kutram. In the lead is Jyothika. “I’m a big fan of all of them. It was a great opportunity to work with people whose work I admire. But the challenge was to fit them into the characters the way I had visualised and written. They gave me the freedom. I took more time to explain to them, make them understand and reflect it in their performances. They gave me a lot of their time and it was a good learning for me. Every single character was written with a purpose,” said Bramma. When asked whether he script Magalir Mattum keeping Jyotika in mind, the director Bramma says No, not at all. But once she came onboard, I made a few changes keeping in mind her persona. Audience would want to see the Jo they have loved on the big screen too — her charm, expression and style of performance are a hit with them. So, I had to strike a balance between Jyotika the actress and Prabhavati, the character she was playing. And she has fit beautifully in the role. The film also has Oorvasi, Bhanupriya and Saranya Ponvannan in pivotal roles. “The three of them were so cooperative; like newcomers, they would eagerly wait for me to narrate their scenes. They didn’t have any ego or carry their experiences around on the set. I’ve been an ardent fan of theirs and I had to constantly shift between ‘fan mode’ and ‘director mode’, says Bramma. He futher added, “I don’t believe in calling a film women-centric. When an actor plays the lead, we don’t call the film male-centric. So, what is with the ‘women-centric’ tag? There are just story-centric films. And mine will be a feel-good family entertainer. This film is a celebration of women; the intention is to not make them cry! And it’ll be the men and kids in the family who will find the film more appealing.” Speaking of Actor Suriya as Producer for the film, the director Bramma says, “He was confident of me and gave me a lot of space. Till the time I finished my final scene, he didn’t even watch the film. He listened to the songs and gave me suggestions, but never demanded I incorporate them. I’m thankful to him for letting me treat the film the way I visualised it.”

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