More than claiming 2019 to be a special year for director Sam Anton, it’s deliberately a ‘Double Delight’ phase for him. While his “100” had a remarkable run in box office with 50 successful days, his immediate next “Gurkha” featuring Yogi Babu in lead role is all set to have its realms from this Friday (July 12). There’s sumptuous reception for the film owing to the fun-filled trailer and songs, which carries the big brand names as well.
With the visual promos kindling our interests to know if it’s yet another spoof based movie, director Sam Anton says, “This isn’t a spoof movie. Yes, there are few elements that will definitely serve as a spoof, but the main core of the film is set against an emotional backdrop.” Getting back to the memories of how the concept of ‘Gurkha’ was initiated, he adds, “It all happened during the editing of “100”, where Ruben and I took a break for a while. It was a rainy night and what supposedly was a situation to conceive a love story turned out to be unconventional ideation, where we started discussing about this comedy-thriller. The very next day, we approached Yogi Babu Sir and narrated him the gist. To our surprise, he agreed to be a part of this film and then we started working full-fledged on the script.”
Talking about Canadian model Elyssa Erhadt, Sam Anton says, “She was so nice throughout the shoot and extended her support thoroughly. There were many instances, where she kept reworking on her portions before facing the camera. In fact, such efforts made us complete the project on time.” Getting on with the major highlight of a cute Labrador ‘Undertaker’, Sam says, “Yes, he is going to be yet another attraction. Actually, the story is about an underdog Gurkha and a Labrador, which is labeled as ‘fit for nothing’ becoming overnight heroes when terrorists have hijacked a shopping mall.”
Being one of the producers for 4 Monkeys Studio, Sam Anton says, “Everyone from Sivakarthikeyan brother and GV Prakash has been completely helpful in nurturing the enhancement of Gurkha. Despite the busy schedule, Sivakarthikeyan took his personal time to pen lyrics for a song (Poya) and it didn’t end there. He would personally call up and ask how the song is shaping up. Such love and support have been the great pillars for our entire team.”
Krishnan Vasant is handling cinematography for this film that has musical score by Raj Aryan and editing by Ruben.