With the sea as backdrop
S. R. ASHOK KUMAR
A fight is on on the sands of the Marina, all for love...
FRIENDLY COMBAT: Sandhya and Jeeva in Dishyum.
It is 3 a.m. and the scene is the vast expanse of the Marina beach. The serenity is disturbed by the constant shout of `hu ha' with the roar of the waves lending the atmosphere a touch of mystery. So what's going on?
Shooting is in progress for Oscar Films's ``Dishyum." As one gets nearer one can make out two figures combating. The movements are typical karate. One is Jeeva and the other, hold your breath, is `Kadhal' Sandhya. Director Sasi is telling his cameraman the angle he needs.
Director Sasi was assistant to Vasanth and Kadir. He directed "Sollamale" and the box office hit "Roja Kootam." Now he has scripted "Dishyum."
It sure promises to be a different kind of film. Yes, affirms Sasi. ``The story is about a stuntman and his ladylove. She is a student of fine arts, sculpture, in fact. They fall in love and it is not an entirely smooth ride," explains the director. The unit now moves towards the bus stand.
The heroine waits for the bus, which comes but does not halt there. As she looks on with dismay, the unexpected happens. A young man, like a flash, jumps in front of the bus. It is Jeeva. The driver is forced to apply the brakes. The girl, taken aback, chides him for taking a risk like that and he replies, ``It doesn't matter. In this field we don't bother about life."
Picking up the thread, Sasi says, ``Jeeva is called `Risk' Bhaskar in the film. Sandhya is attracted to him and after a couple of meetings, asks him to teach fighting. The lessons are taught on the beach, so early in the morning. In turn Jeeva wants to learn sculpting and the girl obliges. This interaction strengthens the bond."
Jeeva says he is maturing each day."`Asai Asaiyay' was a routine subject, `Thithikkuthe' a family subject and `Ram' was critically acclaimed. `Dishyum' has offered me a challenging role. I have known Sasi from his entry into films. For me it is nice team and a known director. I have nearly four films under my belt. All are good banners and good directors. I feel that I will certainly win the film race in a convincing way."
Nasser, Rohini and Telugu comedian Pakru are the others in the cast. "On the technical side we have a wonderful team dance is choreographed by Kalyan, camera by Antonio, music is Vijay Anthony, lyrics are written by Vairamuthu and editing is by Peter Bapiya. Oscar Films Ravichandran doesn't spare anything to make this film a hit."
The first rays of the sun emerge as the crew repairs to Krishnaveni House to continue work.
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