Vastavam web: Filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar says his upcoming directorial venture “Solo” was a challenging project and it would have been impossible for him to make the film without his team’s support.Starring Dulquer Salmaan in four different roles, the movie is an anthology of four stories on elements of earth, fire, water and wind.”The film has a layered screenplay with subtexts. One guy is a musician who stammers, the other one is an Army man with an aggressive temperament, the third one is an intense gangster and the fourth one is a regular guy.”
The director says Dulquer worked hard and rehearsed a lot for all the four characters.”For the stutter role, I kept sending him voice notes on the dialogues about the kind of rhythm he should try and do.Nambiar says making the film was a learning and life changing experience for him.
“With a bilingual, you can widen the base of the movie and reach out to more people. This makes the whole effort worth it. If your core team is good, then everything goes well.”I needed a team that will stand by me throughout the shoot and I had set the tone from day one. Our energy levels never dropped. We maintained the same intensity for every schedule and everyone was on their A-game,” he says.And I’m happy that we have not cut corners anywhere. We even gone beyond what we wanted. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire process and had a ball doing this project.”
Nambiar, who assisted Mani Ratnam in “Kaatru Veliyidai”, says he would surely be a part of his mentor’s next multi- starrer project too.”I keep asking him about the shooting schedules whenever he starts a film. I missed out working on ‘Kadal’ and ‘Ok Kanmani’ because of my previous commitments. But now I’ve made sure that I’ll find out his schedule first and then plan my work accordingly. I just force myself in when it comes to him.