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'Sami is Vikram's film'

Shobha Warrier | March 13, 2003 15:21 IST

The Kavitalaya banner has completed shooting its big budget film, Sami, starring Vikram and the promising Trisha Krishnan. The shooting took place in Tirunelveli, Salem, Karaikkudi and Palani in Tamil Nadu. Vikram and Trisha Krishnan in Sami

According to K Balachander's daughter Pushpa Kandasamy, who isproducing the film,Sami is a prestigious production for Kavithalaya. "After the successful Rajnikanth film, Muthu, Sami is our next big production."

"This is Vikram's film. We are makingevery effort to satisfyhis fans. Vikram is a very good actor so the screenplayhas elements to showcasehis talent. He also has to satisfy the masses so Sami will be a treat in both action and performance. It has many emotional moments like the poignant relationship between the father and son and the affection between the husband and wife," she says.

Kandasamy guarantees, "Sami will be asensible commercial film. We want it to be a good family entertainer, a treat for thesummer holidays."

Theinspiration for Sami, she says, came from real life. Aaruchaami, known as Sami, is an honest cop working in Tirunelveli whosolves the region's communal problemswith hisdown-to-earth approach. Sami'scommunal clashesmay remind some of the clashesthat took place in southern Tamil Nadu a few years ago.

"Adding native colour to the story always makesit look authentic. That is why we chose Tirunelveli as the backdrop. People can identify with the characters and situations," explains Kandasamy.Vikram in Sami

Sami is expensive, she says, because it needed crowds in almost every frame: "The hero maylivein a middle class house, but we had to have lots of people in the film."

This is director Hari's second film after Thamizh (starring Prasanth and Simran)."We wanted a successful young director. We remembered Thamizh -- wewere quite impressed by the way Hari handledthe film. There was nothing artificial about Thamizh, though it wasa commercial film. Besides, Hari isno stranger to us --he assisted my fatherin a few films," says Kandasamy.

Trisha Krishnan was chosen as the heroine because Kavithalaya wanted a "heroine who had not been paired with Vikram before."

Composer Harris Jayaraj's musichas always been associated withurban youth. But in Sami, "You will see a different Harris Jayaraj," promises Kandasamy. "All the songs in Sami are for the masses."

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