Scaling heights in showbiz doesn’t come easy for it involves heavy efforts and passion to experiment new things. Especially for an actor, it involves much more dosage for they have to try something out of their comfort zone. Significantly, for an actor like Atharvaa Murali owning so much of responsibility working with talented filmmakers, the scenario becomes much intense. Such happens to be the curious case of ‘Boomerang’, his upcoming film directed by R Kannan.
Atharvaa Murali will be seen sporting three different looks in this film. The actor had to go through hours of toughness during the prosthetic makeover process. Shedding some lights upon this, filmmaker Kannan says, “When the script and characterization of Atharvaa was conceptualized, it demanded three different looks. Henceforth, we approached the most proficient award winning make-up technicians – Preetisheel Singh and Mark Troy D’Souza. We initially wanted to fly down Mumbai for discuss and finalize the looks. But the relentless shoot of Atharvaa made us bring them here. They were here in Chennai for couple of days spending 12hrs to get the right looks. The measurement process was so unique that even the minutest detailing including shape of Atharvaa’s mouth was taken apart from eyes and nose. A kind of dough was applied to get the cast and Atharvaa had to keep himself confined to ‘Statue’ mode for 5 hours. The breathing became so much difficult that a tiny tube was attached to his nose to ease him up.”
Furthermore, Kannan utters that it will take nearly 30 days for the prosthetic cast to be done following which the shoot will go on full stretch. “Atharvaa used to tell that for hours during the process, he was completely unaware on what happened, but felt happy and excited for he is experiencing such thing for the first time,” adds ‘Boomerang’ director.
Both Preetisheel Singh and Mark Troy D’Souza are far-famed for their brilliant prosthetic makeovers for movies like Padmaavat, Nawazuddin Siddiqui in MOM, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in 102 Not Out. Touted to be an action thriller, Boomerang features Megha Akash in female lead role with RJ Balaji, Suhasini Mani Rathnam and Upen Patel playing important roles. Radhan of Arjun Reddy fame is composing music for this film with Prasanna S Kumar as the cinematographer. Apart from wielding megaphone, R Kannan is producing this film under the banner Masala Pix. With R Kannan and Atharvaa keenly looking out for exceptional panoramas in every film, ‘Boomerang’ team looks sure footed in keeping us all enchanted.
Director: R Kannan
Producer: R Kannan
Production: Masala Pix
Editor: R K Selva
Cinematography: Prasanna S Kumar
Art Director – Shiva Yadhav