Cinematographer-filmmaker KV Anand is busy with the release of his film Kavan, which stars Vijay Sethupathi and T Rajendher in the lead. The film, according to the director, is about corporate fraud and is based on the popular folklore – David and Goliath. Talking about the film, Anand has said that he cast Vijay Sethupathi because he can do what most mass heroes cannot do.
Talking to Deccan Chronicle, he explained: “He is a unique actor. In my films, the lead character is one who doesn’t hit back when people smash him. So I felt only Vijay Sethupathi could do justice!” It is rumoured that Vijay takes veteran actor-filmmaker T Rajendher head on in the film and that the film’s story revolves around TRP battle between two private television channels.
On roping in TR to play a pivotal role, Anand said, “His role is of the one who shoots back and reacts instantly to any situation. We could not think of anyone else except TR, who is a natural performer! I have never seen a sincere artiste like him. During a particular shot, his co-artiste took as many as 15 takes. He never got perturbed and repeated his part perfectly. Though he is multi-faceted, he treated the film as if it were his first movie.” The film also stars Madonna Sebastian, and has music by Hip-Hop Tamizha.
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