As predicted, director-actor Ameer's upcoming directorial venture Aadhi Bhagavan has been proceeding at a lackluster pace. Like his contemporaries Bala and Selvaraghavan, Ameer too has this tendency of taking ages to complete his films. Though the final product is always appreciable and enjoyable, industry-watchers feel that it's high time the likes of Ameer pulled up their socks and worked faster.
'Jayam' Ravi has been cast opposite sizzlerNeetu Chandra in this film. Neetu, who danced with Ameer for the Kannitheevu Ponna.... item number in Mysskin's Yudhdham Sei, managed to build up a rapport with the latter and went on to bag the heroine's role in Aadhibagawan. Ravi shaved off the long hair and beard he had grown for the film to act in Prabhudeva's Engeyum Kaadhal last year.
Ravi is not amused by the time taken by Ameer to wrap up the film as it rids him off the opportunities to take on many films. The film has been in the making for more than the past couple of years. Reports say that some 'differences' have crept up between Ameer and Ravi due to the verbal volleys hurled by the former against the latter. Ravi, who has been in the industry for many years now, feels that he surely deserved better treatment from Ameer. Even some technicians and crew members seem to be agreeing with Ravi's feelings.
Actor Jayam Ravi took part in a walkathon in Chennai on Sunday that sought to raise awareness for the high incidence of accidents and casualties that occur while people are crossing the railway tracks. Ravi flagged of the event which saw about 500 railway officials, members of the Railway Protection Force and nearly 4000 students in attendance.
Jayam Ravi said that he was happy to do his part for such a noteworthy cause and it was the ideal break for him after his hectic shooting schedule. The actor is currently racing to complete Aadhi Bhagawan, his film with Ameer.
Ameer and Jayam Ravi in a rush
Filming for Ameer's Aadhi Bhagawan starring Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra is going on at a frantic pace in Avadi, Chennai. The director and his star are determined to finish the film by the end of this month and begin post production and promotional activities. They are hoping to release the film in January 2012.
Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the audio will be launched soon. The film ran into some unexpected delays but the team is back on track now. Ameer has also been signed up for Bharathiraja's Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum and he wants to wrap up Aadhi Bhagawan before beginning work on his next film.
The shooting of 'Aadhi Bhagavan', a Jayam Ravi - Neetu Chandra starrer film directed by Ameer came to a sudden halt due to some 'unavoidable' reasons. A lot of doubts were raised about the movie, especially after Ameer was roped in to play a pivotal role in Bharathiraja'a 'Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum'.
Putting an end to all apprehensions, the director is now all set to re-start the shooting of the film. "While Jayam Ravi has allotted fresh dates, Neetu Chandra is flying down to Chennai to complete her portions. Everything will be done on a fast track," sources say.
"Ameer wanted to complete the shoot of Aadhi Bhagavan before he starts shooting for Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum. His portions in the Bharathiraja movie is expected to begin only by early next year. So he will finish Aadhi Bhagavan before that," add the sources.
'Aadhi Bhagavan', an action entertainer, sports Jayam Ravi in a different role. The actor said in an earlier interview: "I am a great fan of Ameer and watched all his films. I am happy to do the lead role in Aadhi Bhagavan which I expect to be a milestone in my career."
Ameer gets his priorities correct
When director Ameer was signed on to play the lead in Bharathiraja's Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum (AK), many in the industry were wondering what would happen to the film he was currently directing,...
Director Ameer's Aadhi Bhagwan suffered a setback with the film's producer J Anbazhagan's arrest recently in a land grab case. Following this, there were a lot of speculations about this film with some reports even suggesting that AB has been stalled. But things are looking bright now with the shooting scheduled to restart from today. Jayam Ravi has confirmed this himself and has said that he is eager to get back on the AB sets and complete the film soon so that he can take his beard off. Jayam Ravi sports a very different look these days and it is no secret anymore that this get-up is for AB.
Jayam Ravi spends Krishna Jayanthi at home
In Tamil Nadu, it is a tradition to have little children in the family dress up like Krishna on the ocassion of Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanthi, as it is called here. Actor Jayam Ravi too, seems to be following the same tradition.The actor tweeted on his microblogging website, "Happy Krishna Jayanthi! Decorating the house wit my lil boys foot marks dressed as Krishna today." The actor is the father of one-year-old Aarav. On the film front, the actor is currently shooting for Ameer's Aadhi Bhagavan, with Neetu Chandra. The film is written and directed by Ameer and has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Jayam Ravi is currently busy with Aadhi Bagawan which is directed by Ameer. Neetu Chandra is the heroine. After Paruthiveeran, which awed the Tamil audiences across the world and introduced a fiery new talent called Karthi, Ameer took a break from direction. But with Aadhi Bagawan he is back.
Nearly 75% of the film is complete and since it is Ameer, insiders say that we can expect to be taken completely by surprise with his offering. Everything was going smoothly but unfortunately a problem cropped up. The producer, Anbazhagan has been arrested and the shooting was temporarily stalled. Trade talk is that the shooting will resume and keep to the schedule, but a new producer might just step in. The cast and crew are keeping their fingers crossed.
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All those Kollywood enthusiasts who have been wondering what's cooking in director Ameer's camp, with his forthcoming flick Aadhi Bhagawan, here is the update.
Well, Jayam Ravi, who plays the lead in the film is apparently playing a gangster. The icing on the cake is that he is donning three different looks in the film. Needless to say, it's going to be a refreshing change for the audience who have been seeing Jayam Ravi in his chocolate-boy-avatar, in films like Santhosh Subramaniam, Unakkum Enakkum and Thillalangadi.
"Aadhi Bhagawan is going to be a different film altogether and is being made in Hollywood style. It's a tale of gangsters, something which Tamil cinema has not seen so far."
Prod if it's an attempt to turn a mass hero with the film and the actor shrugs off nonchalantly. "It's not an intentional move, but if it happens, well and good. I have devoted a lot of time for the film and I'm sure it will be worth the wait," says the actor.