The actor speaks about his upcoming movie ‘Buffoon’, why he doesn’t want to recreate a ‘Meyaadha Maan’, how he likes to be identified among the many audiences, and extra

The actor speaks about his upcoming movie ‘Buffoon’, why he doesn’t want to recreate a ‘Meyaadha Maan’, how he likes to be identified among the many audiences, and extra

A supporting actor stepping up the sport and turning into a lead actor whereas additionally turning into a model is not any imply feat. From being one of many boys in Saroja to now doing visitor appearances as himself, Vaibhav has come a great distance. However, with a movie like Buffoon releasing this week, the joy of watching a ‘Vaibhav movie’ is not as a lot as you’d anticipate for an actor who gave a success like Meyaadha Maan (2017). Strangely, to many members of the viewers, it nonetheless looks like he is within the means of turning into a full-fledged lead actor. Vaibhav agrees. ” I believe that has one thing to do with the flicks I did all these years. I did not get business mainstream movie like the celebs. Adhu amayala innum. But I’m trying to do such movies and I’ve heard a number of such scripts,” he assures.

Ahead of the discharge of Buffoon, he will get candid and speaks about his profession until now, the actor he desires to be often known as, and extra. Excerpts from the dialog:

You are identified for collaborating with debutants, and it’s the identical case with ‘Buffoon, which is directed by debutant Ashok Veerappan. What made you select this script?

The characterisation of my position. I play a therukoothu artist, which gave me alternative to discover that artwork type. As a thriller script, I favored how balanced it appears.

The trailer reveals your character moving into hassle, however there may be plenty of thriller about what the battle is about. A dialogue even likens it to a criminal offense worse than homicide…

That’s what makes this movie distinctive. How this man falls into such a quagmire and the way he comes out of it’s what Buffoon is all about.

We understand how effectively the songs of ‘Meyaadha Maan’ have been obtained by the viewers, and now after fairly some time, you might be collaborating once more with composer Santhosh Narayanan for ‘Buffoon’.

Just like Meyaadha Maan, the songs composed by Santhosh sir will convey plenty of goodwill and reward to the movie. ‘Madichu Vecha Vethala’ and ‘Thani Maramai’ are being obtained effectively by the viewers, however I’m trying ahead to the background rating which I believed was very effectively achieved particularly contemplating how such thriller movies want a robust background rating.

What’s your philosophy behind selecting scripts? Are you conscious of how the viewers like to see you on display screen?

People like to watch me in such boy-next-door roles — like in Meyaadha Maan

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— however on the similar time, I do not need to be type-cast. That’s why although I can repeat a Meyaadha Maan, I do not want to. This is a aware choice that I’ve been taking since Goa‘s launch. After Goa, I saved getting scripts that have been too comparable to that movie. But I need to be often known as somebody who explores newer concepts; somebody who does numerous roles and somebody who by no means does two movies which can be comparable to one another. As of now, solely two of my movies — the horror comedies Hello Naan Pei Pesuren and Kaatteri — have been repeated however that simply occurred due to causes past my management.

And horror is overused now in Tamil cinema, proper? If so, is that one of many causes for the underwhelming response to ‘Kaatteri’?

It’s undoubtedly overused. I do not suppose horror would work anymore except it is a particularly thrilling topic and one thing the viewers would not anticipate.

Yes, Kaatteri obtained a median response, nevertheless it additionally had rather a lot to do with the delayed launch too. Had it been launched 4 years in the past — when it was initially meant to launch — perhaps it will have labored higher.

During the pandemic, you probably did Radha Mohan’s ‘Malaysia to Amnesia’, which was a small-budget OTT movie. Many within the business would have qualms about doing a small movie, particularly after such hits…

I simply have a look at the content material, I don’t thoughts how huge a movie it’s. Moreover, throughout COVID-19, we couldn’t go for shoots and so I obtained this movie on the proper time. It had a restricted solid and crew. Also, that’s when individuals have been sitting at dwelling and have been keen for brand new content material. Choosing to do such a movie additionally comes below my need to be dynamic and numerous. Maybe someday sooner or later individuals may look again at me as one such actor who did numerous roles; somebody like Vijay Sethupathi. Everybody can’t be a Rajinikanth or a Kamal Haasan, however they can try to be Vijay Sethupathi.

You are well-known on your comedy, and also you clearly do not thoughts doing OTT content material. It looks as if you’d be good in a sitcom. Ever considered doing one?

I can see myself doing a sitcom, however no one approached me with such a script. However, I’m doing an internet collection for Sony LIV, the announcement of which should be popping out quickly.

What’s subsequent after ‘Buffoon’?

Yes, my subsequent movie is Aalambana and I’m hoping that it’s going to come out this 12 months. That’s a movie that wants plenty of CGI work, therefore the delay. After that, I’ll be doing a thriller.

‘Buffoon’ releases in theatres on September 23

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