While Vijay Sethupathi’s musical thriller, Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir, already has a director (Magizh Thirumeni) as part of its cast, now, there is one more filmmaker who will be playing a “small but important” role in the film. The team has roped in director Mohan Raja for a cameo role that appears at a crucial juncture in the story.
“As most people are aware, Vijay Sethupathi plays a musician in the film, and there is a portion that shows how music entered his life. We have this musician character through whom the protagonist gets his passion for music, and that’s the role Raja sir will be playing,” reveals Venkata Krishna Roghanth, the director of the film. Having known Mohan Raja and his family right from Peraanmai, when he was assisting SP Jhananthan, Roghanth says he reached out to the filmmaker to play this role. “I’m glad he agreed to play this role — even though it appears only for a short duration in the film,” he adds.
“I liked the idea behind the role. There was a novelty to it. And the fact that I have known both Roghanth and the producer Esakki Durai for years gave me the confidence to agree to this,” says Raja, who has begun shooting for his portion. “I have shot for a couple of days, but there is some more that is left to shoot,” he adds.
Interestingly, Vijay Sethupathi had made a brief appearance in Raja’s film, M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi. “We had combination work for a day, and Vijay Sethupathi himself openly shared the fact with everyone on set. ‘He is my producer first as I’ve got salary from his family’, he said with pride, and I was very happy to see him talk about this, especially given his phenomenal growth as a star,” the filmmaker praises his co-star.