Source: Ananda Vikatan (Dated: 17-2-2011)
‘Thala-Thalapathy’ together in ‘Sholay’ style movie
· Okay! Now ‘Mankatha’ stands out as the most expected flick of this season. Our ‘Thala’ who has been constantly acting in serious based movies has purposely chosen to act in a comedy treatment by Venkat Prabhu. ‘Thala’ Hero, ‘Vaalu’ Director – the combination itself looks different and the success is sure about it. As a fan, we are invigorated in spirits and pinning more hopes on it.
· A particular sequence will have a scintillating kiss between Ajith Kumar and Trisha and Venkat Prabhu was urging our ‘Thala’ to accept the sequence. Finally after a long argument, our ‘Thala’ got ready for the shot with much embarrassment and finally the shot was done with ‘4 Takes’.
· ‘If everyone is bad, He is very bad’ – This will be the punch line of Thala in this movie.
· Both Ajith Kumar and Vijay happened to meet each other while filming for ‘Velayudham’ and ‘Mankatha’ at the same location. While Venkat Prabhu happened to narrate the role of Arjun in this movie, Ilayathalapathy Vijay openly confessed that ‘Ah! I myself would have done this role…’
· Thala has told Vijay, “I am a very big fan of your comedy in ‘Ghilli’. I have tried something like that here in ‘Mankatha’. This will be the most ultimate comedy movie in my career.’ Vijay has immediately reply: ‘That was the only department where I shine the most and you have now leaped in for a big competition.” (Jolly Statement)
· Few lines of Rajnikanth’s song ‘Rama Andaalum Raavana Aandalum’ has remixed for a song with Ajith’s line going this way – Ambani Parambara, Anjavadhu Thalamurai, Anandham Oru Muraidhan’.
· Ajith Kumar’s character name is still suspense to director Venkat Prabhu himself. It’s because ‘Thala’ name in the movie isn’t confirmed yet.
· Ajith Kumar-Vijay has become so closer and is now planning to act together in a movie. Expectations are that the official announcements may be done during the publicity phase of ‘Mankatha’.
· When Venkat Prabhu narrated a double-hero script to both Vijay and Ajith Kumar, they started grabbing the roles for themselves. Venkat Prabhu then casually said that the screenplay isn’t done yet.
· They have requested Venkat Prabhu to unite them together in a movie like ‘Sholay’ that is still an evergreen masterpiece.