Seethakaathi: The making of Ayya
Seethakaathi held audiences at the edge of their seats waiting to see how the process of the movie would take place considering it was a dual role that was going to be taken place
Seethakaathi is an upcoming Tamil language Drama film written and directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan. Vijay Sethupathi in the lead with dual role as Father and son. The film began production in April 2017.
Dual roles are not easy to do, more than it is not easy to when the Dual roles both are the main role in the movie, and we were all awaiting to see how this would be revealed with how the actor would take the shots and how he would be different in appearance and the speech that he uses.
Directed by Balaji Tharaneetharan, Seethakaathi marks Vijay Sethupathi’s second venture with the director. Their last film that came out in 2012, a neo-noir black comedy called Naduvula Konjam Pakatha Kaanum, was a great success and received rave reviews from critics.
The look has been designed by Oscar-winning makeup artiste Kevin Haney and Alex Noble. Says Balaji Tharaneetharan,
“Last month, Vijay Sethupathi and I had flown to Los Angeles to meet the makeup artistes to get the mould and wig designed for this prosthetic makeup. We have started shooting Vijay Sethupathi’s portions only now. It takes almost four hours for him to don this makeup and one hour to get it removed. It is a tedious process, but the outcome has been excellent.”
The film, he says, will be a drama, and revolves around Vijay Sethupathi’s character, and adds that National Award-winning actress Archana is paired opposite him.
“His character is not named Seethakaathi, but you will understand the significance of the title when you watch the film,” says the director.
Here below you will see the making of Ayya
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