The Tamil time travel film, Mark Antony, with Vishal in the lead role and co-starring S J Suryah under Trisha Illana Nayanthara fame Adhik Ravichandran's direction is a riot in theatres after its release on Friday, September 15. Featuring music composed by National Award winner G. V. Prakash Kumar, the mass action entertainer also includes a bevy of actors portraying quirky characters next to Vishal and S J Suryah, who along with Adhik Ravichandran is now being showered with appreciation for his writing from all quarters.
With Mark Antony getting a huge response in theatres everywhere, director Adhik Ravichandran has now opened up on the making of the film from its conceptualization to its fruition in an exclusive interview with National Award-winning film critic Baradwaj Rangan, the Editor-in-Chief of Galatta Plus. During the one-on-one conversation, the filmmaker opens up on the original one-line he had written for Mark Antony, while also explaining why he wanted to make the time travel aspect in the film different from previous ventures in the genre. Adhik explains, "A son living in 1995 has to save his father who died in 1975. It's a time travel story, but the hero should not physically travel back in time. That was my first thought about the story because all the films showed the hero going back in time and saving his loved ones. I wanted a lock. He should not travel physically back in time, but at the same time, he has to travel. How's that going to be possible? I then decided to include a time travel phone as a plot point and wrote in a character called Chiranjeevi as the inventor of the device."
Watch Adhik Ravichandran talk about Mark Antony with Baradwaj Rangan in the video below: