A tall tale ... literally
Satyaraj and Sunita Varma in 6' 2" ...
FOR SATYARAJ it is a season of success. Forget the odd film that fails to make it generally the actor is having a good spell. Satire and suspense thrillers are genres that suit him well, and the astute leading man makes the most of them. Now again cashing in on a line that is straight up Satyaraj's alley, will be AP Film Garden's, 6' 2" a film that comes with the slug, "It is not just his height ... " ("Idhu Avan Uyaram Mattum Alla ... "). Said to be a thriller, the film, 6' 2," launched recently, has the makers announcing with confidence that exactly 100 days hence, will be the day of release. "The talkie portion will take the first 25 days. By the 50th day the songs and stunts will have been canned. Then comes dubbing and the rest of post-production ... " says a member of the unit.
With story and dialogue written by Prithvi Rajkumar, V. Senthilkumar (who has worked under Bhagyaraj, Praveenkanth and Shakti Chidambaram) heads the project with his screenplay and direction.
The best thing about Satyaraj is that he knows his limitations, and has the rare ability to laugh at himself. "At this stage of my life I can't play a lover boy or other youth-centric roles. Comedy, a little sentiment and thrillers like "Irupathi Naangu Mani Naeram" are my cup of tea. That's why I feel 6' 2" will do well," he is said to have commented. But in the stills of the film that show him in casual attire, with the heroine Sunita Varma in tow, Satyaraj actually looks a little youthful. Incidentally, Sunita had made her debut in "Oru Murai Solli Vidu" which came and went without a whimper. Hopefully, things should work out better for her this time.
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