He’s the maverick director and actor, who turns producer with his debut production Onaiyum Aatukuttiyum(OA). We are talking about Mysskin who is back with this Lone Wolf Productions film which is releasing this week. Speaking to CE, he tells us what’s different about his film.
“My film is an edge of the seat thriller,” reveals Mysskin. “It’s fast-paced and action packed and is about a man who is trying to redeem the wrongs in his life.” The film stars Mysskin, Sri and Aditya Menon in the lead roles. Says Mysskin, throwing more light on the story, “As the title suggests, its about two guys, one is like a wolf and the other, a lamb. One is a violent killer while the other is a college student. When they meet one day, sheer drama ensues.”
Sri of Vazhukku En 18/9 plays the college student in this Chennai-based story. “I saw his debut performance and approached him for this role,” says Mysskin. In a departure from the usual, the film has no heroine and no songs. Ask him about this and he replies, “The story didn’t require a heroine, since its about two guys. Its so gripping, with people running for their lives, that there’s no place for any songs. If I had inserted any, it would have bored the audiences.”
With Ilayaraja composing the background score, he is excited to have worked with the legend for the second time, after Nandalala. Apparently, a major part of the film proceeds sans any dialogues. Eager to explore different facets of his personality, Mysskin is not only acting, but has also choreographed an important climax fight. “It’s more realistic and almost has a poetic quality to it and draws a bit from the martial arts,” reveals Mysskin. After Nandalala, he dons the greasepaint once again and laughs, “I brought down my weight from 107kgs to 82 kgs for this role!”
Production, direction or acting, which does he prefer? “I’m basically destined to be a director. Handling so many departments takes a lot of physical energy, especially if there’s also an intense role to play as an actor!” he discloses.
Now that the film is releasing, what’s next on the cards? “I’m going to take a break on foreign shores before I even think of my next project,” he signs off.