Suriya who has different image and is quite popular with his films ‘Gajini’ and ‘Singam’ Series is coming with an interesting political thriller ‘NGK’ (Nanda Gopala Krishna). ‘7G Brindavana Colony’, ‘Aadavari Matalaku Ardaale Verule’ fame Sri Raghava is directing this film while SR Prakash Babu, SR Prabhu who recently delivered Superhit film like ‘Khakee’ are producing ‘NGK’ under Dreamwarrior Pictures along with Reliance Entertainments. Team released audio and trailer of the film in a grand event. Along with film unit, Suriya’s Father Sivakumar, ‘2D Entertainments’ Raja were also present at the event.
It’s Like A Dream Come True For Me
A visibly excited Hero Suriya had so much to say on NGK, the director and the cast and crew. Here are some excerpts.
“People are calling NGK a political drama or thriller, but let me say it belongs to a whole different angle. It is director Sri Raghava’s angle and his observation of politics post-2000”.
On Sri Raghava,
“I don’t remember if I have asked any director before or not, but I asked director Sri Raghava for the first time in 2002 if he will direct me? I felt thrilled that after all these years I have got the opportunity. It is like a dream come true moment for me. It felt like a new day every day on the set of NGK. I was always in awe of the way the director extracted work from different crafts. Sri Raghava’s take on a scene is beyond our imagination. He loves his work and is very passionate about it. If there is another story ready by the director, I want it to be made with me because I want to work with him”.
On the team,
“Mere thanks would not be enough to say about the crew of the movie. They have owned the project and worked like their own. I thank everyone. Prabhu and Prakash have been wonderful uncompromising producers. They believed in the story provided every support that was required”.
Suriya Is An Amazing Actor
Calm and composed Director Sri Raghava had high words of praise for Suriya. He said, “Suriya is an extraordinary actor. He gives even the smallest of expressions wonderfully. NGK is a very challenging and complicated script. When I discussed with the producers, Suriya was the only option that came to our mind whom we felt could do justice to the script. He is a director’s actor. Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh have also acted beautifully. NGK had a wonderful support team and fabulous producers. I thank each and everyone”.
‘NGK’ Releasing Worldwide On May 31st
Speaking at the launch Producer SR Prabhu said, “We are very excited about NGK. Right from the first time we heard the script to now, it is the same excitement. NGK should have hit screens earlier, but due to various issues, we are finally coming now. I cannot thank enough the support provided by the wonderful team the movie is blessed with. They all co-operated whenever necessary. There will always be curiosity around the music in the combination of Sri Raghava and Yuvan Shankar Raja. NGK’s album is fantastic. Currently, the re-recording of the movie is happening, and NGK will release worldwide grandly on May 31st”.
Sri Raghava Garu Is Like An Institution
An excited Sai Pallavi said, ”Working on the movie felt like going to a school for me. Usually, I go prepared to sets, but Sri Raghava Garu told me not to be prepared at all while coming to the set. I understood what he meant on the first two days at the sets. Sri Raghava Garu takes a scene to a new dimension that what we imagine. If our thinking is at ground level, he is at sky level. Sri Raghava Garu is an institute in himself. I realised that I had not learned anything after working with him. I am a massive fan of Suriya. He is one in a million. He is so humble and talks with a smile to everyone on sets. This is my second film with Yuvan’s music. The songs are excellent, and he will take the movie to the next level with his re-recording”.
We Did Every Film Like An Experiment
Sharing his experience about working with Director Sri Raghava for ‘NGK’, Music Director Yuvan Shankar Raja said, ” Me and Sri Raghava tried new things with our films. We did evry film like an experiment. ‘NGK’ came out superbly. Currently I am working on background score of the film.”
Actress Uma Padmanabhan, Actor Talaivasan Vijay, Cinematographer Sivakumar, Editor Praveen KL, Production Designer Vijay Murugan were among others who graced the event.
Along with Suriya, Sai Pallavi, Rakul Preet other principal cast involves Nilalgal Ravi, Uma Padmanabhan, Ilavarasu, Ponvannan, Vel Rammurthy, Talaivasan Vijay.
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja, Cinematography : Sivakumar Vijayan, Editing : Praveen KL, Lyrics : Chandrabose, Rajesh A Murthy, Dance : Kalyan, Production Designer : RK Vijay Murugan, Fights : Anl Arasu, Producers : SR Prakash Babu, SR Prabhu, Written and Directed by : Sri Raghava