Fresh from the success of Mundasupatti and with his recently-released Jeeva having a good run at the box office, actor Vishnu is on a high. The fact that the film is getting rave reviews from all quarters and is being marketed by his friends, actors Arya and Vishal, has only pushed his euphoria to dizzying heights.
A sports drama directed by Suseenthiran, who incidentally introduced the flamboyant star in Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009) that went on to become a sleeper hit, the film is about the struggles of Jeeva, an aspiring cricketer, played by Vishnu.
“Not just cricketers, the film carries a universal message and has transcended all barriers and appealed to people. The adulation that I got from this film is unmatched with any of my previous films. A hockey player called up and told me that the film had reaffirmed his faith to try harder and not succumb to the dirty politics around. A female basketball player echoed the same thoughts in between sobs. The film also moved my mother-in-law, and actor Vikranth’s mother to tears,” he says.
Plans are on to dub the movie in Telugu. Vishnu candidly admits that he would love to reprise the role in Hindi if things fall in place for a remake. His upcoming movies include Seenu Ramasamy’s Idam Porul Eval, with whom he is collaborating for the second time after the successful Neerparavai and shares screen space with Vijay Sethupathy, of whom he is a self-confessed fan. Other than that, he has Kalukkuray Maaplay in his kitty.