Malvika Mohanan believes that her upcoming film Master is going to be the turning point in her career. Not only because Master played his first lead role in a Tamil film, but also because of the status of his co-stars ‘Thalapathi’ Vijay and the demi-god.
He said, ‘I got first experience while working in this film how big a star he (Vijay) is. I got to see how much he is loved and admired by people. I got a lot of love and support as I was part of a Thalapathi Vijay film. When I realized he was an icon, “she said.
Malavika Mohanan was impressed by Vijay’s punctuality and always had to stay on her toes to keep up with her. “I really admire Vijay, how disciplined he is. He is always on time. Sometimes when I’m running late, I’m praying, ‘Please, let Vijay sir be late’, so that I have more time to get ready. But, he is always on time. If shot at 7 o’clock, it will be on the set at 6:55 am, “he said.
But this was not all work and there was no play on the set of the master. “It was like a picnic,” Malvika said.
The master is made by a very young team led by director Lokesh Kanagaraj. “I enjoyed working on Master the most. We had just such a mastery on the sets that the team was so young. It was like a college project, where we were having a lot of fun, creatively engaged, and at the same time we loved something. When I think about it from a different point of view, I am calling the Rs 100 crore film a college project. So it’s very rare, isn’t it? “He shared
Talking about Lokesh’s work, Malavika credits him for redefining the idea of mainstream Tamil films. “His (Lokesh’s) idea of a mainstream film is so different. Master, for example, doesn’t have a typical romantic groovy dance number involving me and Vijay sir,” she revealed.
That said, Malavika Mohanan also underlined that Lokesh Kanagaraj has thought about meeting the expectations of Vijay’s original fan base. Lokesh says, ‘Master is 50 per cent his film and 50 per cent’ Thalapathy Vijay ‘film. When you go to see a Vijay film in a theater, you are going to experience, aren’t you? It is not just about looking at a story. It is also about whistling and celebrating with a group of friends, ”she explained.
Apart from Malavika, the campus-based action drama boasts an all-star supporting cast including Vijay Sethupathi. He said, “The film has a fast action sequence, romance, drama and it is done in such a great way. There is something for everyone in this. There is not a dull moment in the master, ”he said.
Master will be released in theaters on 13 January.