Chennai,Oct 17 () : Creating a trenchant mark of technical bonanza in the world of cinematography, Santhosh Sivan holds a prominent position on the global maps for being the first Indian Cinematographer to have his name in American Society of Cinematography.
This morning, it was a splendid moment to witness yet another incredulous extravaganza as Tamil industry becomes the first to shoot a film with ‘Red Dragon Digital’ Camera in the world. The test shoot of Suriya-Lingusamy’s untitled project happened at Prasad Studio that was thronged by the most fascinating engineers of ‘Red Camera’ and ‘Angenieux Lens’.
Following this film, the camera will be used by chart-topping filmmaker of Hollywood, Ridley Scott and many others. This indeed is a great happening in 100 years of Indian Cinema, where Tamil industry will step ahead to the next level surpassing Hollywood.
“I want the technological advancement to first happen in Chennai and this is one such sign,” says cinematographer Santhosh Sivan as he cranked the test shoot featuring Suriya in colourful attires. “Although the visual medium remains the same, such advancements in camera results in enhancing the pictorial details”, tots up Santhosh Sivan, who is handling cinematography for this untitled film following the grand success of Vijay starrer ‘Thuppakki’.
Director Lingusamy is super-excited about having a league of fantastic technicians and is spellbound to shoot this film with ‘Red Dragon’. Shedding light on the film, “I have been waiting for a very long time to make a film with Suriya. Post-Vettai, I spent a quality time in nurturing this project and crafted this script. In the recent times, there are lots of young filmmakers rocking in the industry. I have to prepare myself to compete with them. This film is yet to be titled and we have an excellent team of technicians. I have been an ardent fan of Santhosh Sivan from the time I watched his ‘Thalapathy’. Yuvan Shankar Raja scores music, Rajeevan is the art director and Anthony is editor. Brindha Saarathy pens dialogues. Samantha plays the female lead role.”
Suriya, who was sported hot and handsome with beard said, “I am really privileged to be a part of this project. I have been the visual magic of Santhosh Sivan sir from my childhood and I’m happy to be a part of this project. It gets me more excited, we are the first one to use ‘Red Dragon’ Camera in the entire world and world-famous filmmakers like Ridley Scott are going to use it.”
The film goes on floors from November 15 and is scheduled for release in May 2013.
Cast and Crew
Banner: Tiruapthi Brothers
Production: Subash Chandra Bose
Lead actors: Suriya, Samantha
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Santhosh Sivan