Shooting in live locations extremely challenging: ‘Vil Ambu’ director

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Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Nearly 70 percent of forthcoming Tamil crime drama “Vil Ambu” was shot in the bustling streets of Coimbatore, and its director Ramesh Subramaniam said the whole experience was taxing and challenging.

“We must’ve shot about 70 percent on the streets of Coimbatore, and most of it was fight and chase sequences. It was extremely tough to manage the crowd, but we didn’t mind it because we wanted everything to be realistic,” Subramaniam told IANS.

The film, which may release in theatres on Thursday, features Sri, Harish Kalyan, Srushti Dange and Chandini T in important roles.

“Most of the scenes on the streets were shot with real people. Although the whole experience was taxing, especially running around with cameras for the perfect shot, we’re happy that the output has come out very well,” he said.

How did he succeed shooting on the streets?

“I was born and bred in Coimbatore. Since I knew most of the people in the locality where we shot, I could manage to shoot without much hassle. I’m also thankful to them for their support and understanding,” he said.

The film is a journey of two characters.

“It’s humans who are responsible for each other’s loss or gain. The story is about how the loss of one person becomes the gain of the other,” he said, and added everything in the film, including the action and performances, has been handled very realistically.

Heaping praise on his lead actors Sri and Harish, he said: “Both of them will be seen in very contradicting roles. Sri, particularly, will be seen in a very different role”.

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