'Action King' Arjun is one amazing survivor, who has been carrying out action sequences with amazing ease for more than the past couple of decades. Arjun, who made his debut in Tamil films in the early eighties and more than a couple of decades later, is still going strong carrying on the mantle of an action hero.
His latest film is 'Durai', produced by P.L. Thenappan's Sri Rajalakshmi Films (P) Ltd. and will be directed by A. Venkatesh, known for his commercial flicks. The shooting of the film is almost complete and only 10% is remaining.
The climax of the film is yet to be shot and will feature a one-to-one fight between Arjun and Mumbai's Amit Dhawan. To tone up his body and increase his already bulging biceps, Arjun has been exercising regularly for the past ten months.
Keerat, who debuted opposite Arya in Saran's 'Vattaram', plays Arjun's love interest in the film in the role of a reporter (?). Keen to make a mark in Tamil films, Keerat has been 'very liberal' in exposing and in getting intimate with Arjun in romantic sequences.
Keerat faces tough competition from Suma, another Mumbai import who will be debuting in this film. Suma has left no stone unturned to inform all concerned that she could be a possible replacement to Rahasiya, who is the current favourite with directors when it comes to 'item' numbers.
Kajala, who appears to have taken a sabbatical from Tamil films, returns to Kollywood with a small yet powerful role. Her performance in the film is bound to create ripples; when sequences involving Arjun and Kajala were filmed, not only the Unit hands but also those who had assembled to watch the shooting couldn't control their emotions. This will be Kajala's second film with Arjun after another brief appearance with the actor in 'Ezhumalai'.
Vivek teams up with Arjun to take care of the comedy track. In the first-half, Viceck plays Ambi, the Mess owner and in the second-half, Vivek does a take-off on Jim Carrey (remember 'The Mask'?) that is sure to send the audience into peels of laughter.
Others in the film include K. Viswanath, 'Vennira Adai' Murthy, Vincent Asokan, OAK Sounder, Shanmugarajan, Rajalakshmi and S.N. Lakshmi.
The song 'Raja...Rajadhi Rajanindha...' from the film 'Agni Natchathiram', composed and sung by Ilaiyaraja, has been re-mixed in this film for which Arjun danced along with a huge group of 500 artistes. Arjun, who has produced and directed some films prior to this film, is also writing the story and screenplay of the film.
Arjun has also sung a gana song in the film, which he believes, would be a hit and will rock the State for the months to come.
The successful team of 'Vadhiyar' in Arjun and Venkatesh returns again for this film. V. Lakshmipathy is the cinematographer and D. Iman is the music director.
'Durai' will soon be at a theatre near you!