Ajith Kumar's Thunivu continues to be the talk of the town and is set to become of the biggest box-office successes for the Tamil superstar. Directed by H. Vinoth under Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP banner in association with the Zee Studios banner, the mass heist action entertainer also stars Asuran actor Manju Warrier as the female lead and features music by chart-topping composer Ghibran. Since its release, Thunivu is widely discussed among fans for its high-octane and intense fight scenes, which have been overseen by popular action choreographer 'Supreme' Sundar, who in an exclusive interview with Galatta has now opened up on the making of the sequences, while also revealing that there were also plans for an alternative climax.
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Talking about the planning behind the Thunivu climax, 'Supreme' Sundar said, We had initially planned to do the climax inside the bank in a grand manner. The director (H. Vinoth) felt audiences would get bored if it was set in the same place since many other films have featured a similar climax. When the director asked me if there was an alternative for it to be a little different and colorful for the audience, I explained to him about shooting on the road with a helicopter and cars on a big scale, and we began doing storyboards for it too. He also gave us the explanation, brought the VFX team along, did a narration, and gave them the storyboards. Had we done that, it would have been a huge climax sequence."
Explaining how the Thunivu alternate climax would have been, 'Supreme' Sundar added, "Ajith sir would come out of the bank and try to get away with the money. A team to capture him would then be on the way and there's a dialogue about whether there are any helicopters coming. He would then escape in a helicopter and there would be a villain gang there. The pilot himself would be an opponent. So, when he makes an attempt to escape, there's a struggle there too and how he manages to get out of it and the various circumstances surrounding that issue, including how others are trying to bring that helicopter down were the plans for that climax. A bus was planned to be lifted from the ground using a big hook, which would then be navigated as an instrument to destroy the vehicles and clear the road, and how Ajith sir would save the public from such an instance were all part of that climax. The production side and Boney Kapoor sir told us to go ahead so that it will set the ending at a different place on the road instead of inside the bank. However, that didn't happen because we didn't get permission to shoot it in Chennai city and we then decided to go to Hyderabad, but it eventually ended up being shot in the sea."
Watch 'Supreme' Sundar talk about the action in Ajith Kumar's Thunivu in the video below: