‘Madhura Raja’ is the upcoming Mammootty starrer which is filled with powerful dialogues and stylish action scenes. Raja, the character in ‘Pokkiri Raja’ is again appearing in its sequel ‘Madhura Raja’. Director Vysakh promises that the movie will entertain all kinds of audience.
It has been 10 years since the release of ‘Pokkiri Raja’. I have seen my son watching the movie interestingly now even though he wasn’t born at that time. Raja in the movie is their hero. I am presenting the character in a new background and style through ‘Madhura Raja’.
"Actually, ‘Madhura Raja’ wasn’t born in our dreams. We had realized the possibility for this movie when audience continuously demanded for the movie. Punch dialogues and exciting scenes are part of commercial movies. The movie has all ingredients that people expect in such movies. This is not an intellectual movie. It is a down-to-earth movie which doesn’t give many things to think over. Our sole aim was to entertain the audience. I believe that I have combined all elements to make the movie entertaining", says Vysakh.
‘Madhura Raja’ is getting released for Vishu. What do you have to say to the audience?
Audience who have loved my last movie ‘Pulimurugan’ will also love this one. This is a mass movie. With the term mass, I refer to a crowd. In that sense, I have made the movie with many factors to entertain everyone. The movie has many things that ‘Pokkiri Raja’ doesn’t have. Fun, emotions and actions were interestingly combined in the movie. Those who watch this movie will not say that there was something missing in it. For the same reason, ‘Madhura Raja’ will be a complete family entertainer during Vishu.
‘Madhura Raja’ is a movie which comes after ‘Pulimurugan’ which was wholeheartedly welcomed by audience. In that way, the expectations are sky high. Are you tensed?
I know that people have much expectations. Then, the new movie must go above the last one. I have tried carefully to make it better. I have also got more freedom when compared to the earlier films. I hope that all those have contributed to the quality of the film. Films should have so many surprises to satisfy the audience. This movie has a lot of such ingredients.
When you unite again with Mammootty after ‘Pokkiri Raja’
After ‘Pulimurugan’, I had planned to make a movie with Mammootty. I have thought of many stories for that. Then, the superhit character Raja came to our minds. When we told Mammukka about reviving the character, he also gave green signal. Then, we started with the script. Mammukka is the highlight of this film. This megastar has done almost all characters. Still, there are some mannerisms and acting style of Mammootty that we love to watch. I have tried to use them in this movie. As far as I am concerned, there is a distance from ‘Pokkiri Raja’ to ‘Madhura Raja’. As a beginner, I was tensed and faced some limitations when I did ‘Pokkiri Raja’ with a star like Mammootty. But, I am comfortable when I did ‘Madhura Raja’ now. It is a freedom that was gifted by Mammukka. Mammukka has presented Raja in a powerful way by understanding all my wishes.
Again teaming up with action choreographer Peter Hein
It is another highlight of the movie. Peter Hein has designed the actions through tough plans. There are two types of fights that can attract audience. One is physical actions and another one is thrills that keep the audience on the edge of their seats with curiosity. He has used the two styles well in the movie.