Leading Tamil actor Jayam Ravi's first big film of 2024, Siren, is gearing up for a grand theatrical release on February 16 and sees him sharing screen space with National Award-winner Keerthy Suresh and leading Malayalam actress Anupama Parameswaran under debutant Antony Bhagyaraj's direction, and features music composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar and a background score by Sam C.S. In that light, Jayam Ravi recently sat down for a candid conversation with National Award-winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan, the Editor-in-Chief of Galatta Plus, to talk in detail about Siren, while also opening up on what got him interested to give his nod to act in the upcoming film.
Speaking about what made him agree to board Siren, Jayam Ravi stated, "The age factor maybe in the second place, but not at the top of the list. It's a very twisted tale. It's a new screenplay. It's very thin. It's a very old line. Adanga Maru was only about how a guy exacts vengeance for the murder of his parents. But, how the screenplay plays, how interesting it becomes scene by scene, how he gets things done sitting at once place, that's what created an interest for the film. So, I believe that Siren has that potential, maybe more..."
Jayam Ravi further explained, "The reason I'm calling it a twisted tale is because we have taken a linear line and tried telling the story in an interesting manner to keep audiences guessing in the game. During the narration, I got interested as the story began to unravel. And, Antony Bhagyaraj is a writer, who has worked in films like Theri and Viswasam, and I felt that his writing style was completely new. I believed that I had not done such a story. So, I got flashes of a story that happened before, which we call as a flashback. And, when that occurs, if we know the film language, the match cuts which happens between the flashback and the linear story, will be beautiful. It gets cut in the Siren symbol and all that were new to me. And, that is why I felt this film will definitely create something new."
Watch Jayam Ravi in conversation with Baradwaj Rangan in the video below: