Finally, the D-Day has dawned for Vikram, director Shankar and producer Ravichandran of Ascar Films. I, made with a huge budget whose making has taken them more than two-and-a-half years, is finally releasing today all over the globe on the eve of Pongal which is to be observed tomorrow by Tamils living in every nook and corner of the world.
Vikram and Amy Jackson play the lead roles in the film which has been directed by Shankar, known for making films with grandeur. Fans’ expectations on the film have been sky-high, especially in view of the many postponements in releasing the film in the past few months.
Ramkumar, eldest son of legendary Sivaji Ganesan, Suresh Gopi and Santhanam form the rest of the cast in the film which has music by A.R. Rahman. P.C. Sreeram is the film’s cinematographer.
Speaking to newsmen recently, Vikram shared his experiences on working in the film. “I have donned 10 different get-ups and four roles in the film.
I have put on oodles of weight and then reduced it drastically for my roles in various periods of time in the film’s script. I have worked a lot in the film, which is a mix of romance and thrill. I’m sure it would be loved by all movie-goers.
“The locations would come in for special praise, I guess; the sequences shot in China might turn out to be one of the film’s highlights.
To reach some places to shoot in China, we travelled by all modes: air, rail, car and even by foot. The song and fight sequences would thrill the audiences. In U.S. alone, the film releases in 407 halls in its Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions,” Vikram informed.