Actor Ramesh, who shot into limelight after his film Jithan (2005) became a superhit, is now ready to impress again with Jithan 2. The second part, which is all set to hit screens on April 8, has been produced and directed by Rahul P.
“This is a script that was evolved keeping Ramesh, the hero of Jithan, in mind. When we met producer R B Choudhary about the possibility of making the second part of the franchise, he had this idea of having director Vincent Selva write this particular horror comedy. So, he has written the story while I have directed the film. I am also one of the producers of the film,” says Rahul, who says the film will release in around 140 screens in Tamil Nadu.
The film features a big star cast including Srushti Dange, Meghali, Mayilsamy, Robo Shankar and Yogi Babu. Music for the film has been scored by Srikanth Deva while editing is by Maruthi Krishnan. Like most other crews that claim to have witnessed supernatural elements while working on horror films, this unit too says it had experienced a spirit during the shoot.
Says director Rahul, “We were shooting for this film near Suicide Point in Kodaikanal when this incident happened. On that particular night, the cameraman of the film, S K Mitchell and I were heading out to another place at around 11.30 pm when we started experiencing an uneasiness that can’t be explained. We were near a crevice and there wasn’t adequate light but we could sense the presence of something supernatural out there. Just as we were wondering what to do next, we saw an image in white appear for a second and then vanish. It left us rattled but it was a thrilling experience nevertheless.”
At a time when there are several horror-comedies being made, how will Jithan 2 be any different? “Any horror comedy portrays spirit as something bad and to be afraid of. But our film will explain that spirits are not something to be scared of. It will be unique in that sense,” he explains.