'Thalapathy' Vijay's Beast is all set for a grand release in theatres on April 13 and promotions for the upcoming mass action entertainer are in top gear. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and produced under the prestigious Sun Pictures banner, the film starring Vijay and national sensation Pooja Hegde has had Tamil cinema fans everywhere excited right from the day it was announced and that was witnessed in the response to the songs composed by 'Rockstar' Anirudh Ravichander. In that light, popular actor and art director D. R. K Kiran, who is the man behind the sets in Beast, shared first-hand interesting details about how the 'Arabic Kuthu' song set was built and the brainstorming that went into zeroing in on the final version.
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Speaking to Galatta, Beast art director D. R. K Kiran stated, "Sometimes, there are songs that are meant to be picturized in sets, live locations, and in foreign locales. Nelson initially shared his idea about shooting a song in this mood and we then had a discussion about the manner in which it needs to be packaged. We decided it had to be different from the manner in which songs are usually shot." He added, " 'Arabic Kuthu' cannot be picturized with a second-league actor or small heroes since it had to be on a grand scale and is a big-budget song. It's not only about the budget, but the set was used for the song's shoot for nearly 25 days and around 200 people had worked at the time. And, all this is possible only with a hero in the big league. This song cannot be shot with a mid-level hero. The only problem we had was the money we were spending for the song as it had to be shown in the final output on the screen. The hero, heroine, dance master, and cinematographer feel happy when they arrive on the sets. And finally, when the hero and heroine dance, they should feel pleasant dancing." Kiran further said, "This is the first time I'm working with Vijay sir and he gave a nod as a mark of silent approval during the shooting. We knew hearing 'Arabic Kuthu' the first time itself that it would become a huge hit, but I didn't expect people to talk about the song's sets. And, that is only possible because it was featured in a top league actor's film."
Watch D. R. K Kiran speak more about 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Beast below:
31/03/2022 05:17 PM