MUMBAI :After creating history with Humse Hai Muqabla, Hindustani and Nayak, director Shankar now comes with his most successful film, Oscar Films Pvt Ltd’s Aparichit ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ The Stranger, the Hindi version of Tamil block-buster Anniyan. The film is all set to release all over in May this year.
The film, in the South, has already created a record by grossing over Rs 100 crore at the box office. The film has five songs, tuned by maestro Harris Jeyaraj, and picturised at the cost of more than Rs 1 crore each per song.
For the Randam song, an entire village, including its bridges, roads, hills, trees, bushes, houses, cars and trucks were specially painted. A song featuring Yana Gupta was filmed at a whopping cost of Rs 1.5 crore. For another song, the entire airport of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia was booked and mirrors costing Rs 45 lakh were used.
For the first time in the history of world cinema, a record number of 240 cameras were used for the climax scenes. It was shot in a radius of 360 degrees (whereas the Hollywood film Matrix was shot in a radius of 180 degrees). The action scenes, which last barely 3 minutes on the screen, took 29 days to execute. During the execution, 27 persons got injured.
The leading man Vikram is twice national award winner. Sada plays the leading lady in the film. Prakash Raj and Nedumudi Venu play important roles.V Ravichandran presents the film which has music by Harris Jeyaraj, cinematography by S Raviverman-Manikandan, art by Sabu Cyril and stunts by Peter Hein.