Vinay Krishna is taking every care with his directorial debut Seizer. More so because it starsRavichandran and Chiranjeevi Sarja.
Interestingly, the film’s last scene will be shot in Sabarimala and during peak season, between mid-
November and end of December. “The shooting will be sometime around November 27 and 28,” says the director.
He knows that it will be challenging because this is when devotees come in lakhs. “But we have sought permission for it and have got the approval,” says Vinay.
The director is particular about Sabarimala because the script demands it and Vinay himself is an ardent devotee, he goes to the temple every year. “I think it is a good sign that our film will close at a holy place,” he says.
This is the first time a Kannada film will make an offering, break a pumpkin, at the holy shrine of Swamy Ayyappa. “The last shot will have Chiranjeevi and gang, and it will detail all the rituals devotees follow while on a trip to Sabarimala,” he says.
For the movie, the director is even tapping into his personal experience of running a car business. In the movie, Ravichandran plays a car financier and Chiranjeevi, who seizes cars that have not been paid for, and both are competitors. Vinay has included a commercial song sequence in which the two actors will challenge each other and it has been picturised as a jugalbandhi.
The song is set when the two are vying to seize one car and the lyrics written by Bahaddhur director, Chetan, will capture the excitement with ‘battle’ phrases -- ‘Chiranjeevi Bhava’ for Chiranjeevi and ‘Ayushmaan Bhava’ for Ravichandran. “We have designed 7 types of sets with different properties for each including fan, lights, drums and tyres,” says Vinay.
The director is done with the song shoot, it was completed on Saturday, and now will follow it up with an introductory song from November 21. This second song will be picturised with car accessories. Then there will be a few talkie portions left.
Apart from Chiranjeevi and Ravichandran, Seizer stars Parul yadav in the female lead with Chandan
Shetty scoring the music.