Lyricist-turned-director Pa Vijay is working on his third directorial, Methavi. He has assembled a promising cast for his horror-thriller by roping in actors Arjun, Jiiva and Raashi Khanna. Methavi is produced by Makkal Arasan Pictures’ S Raja.
In a chat with IndiaToday.in, director Pa Vijay spoke about his film in detail. He said, “I thought of this story 6 months ago after I finished Arudhra (his second directorial). Methavi is a horror-thriller and the script work is progressing.”
The filmmaker is thrilled about working with Yuvan Shankar Raja, who is composing the music for the film. “We are starting composing from Monday. Yuvan and I have worked in several films as composer and lyricist. This is the first time he’s composing for my film,” he added.
Pa Vijay also revealed that there is no clarity on the film’s shoot because of the lockdown. “Hopefully, we might start pre-production work in a month. That solely depends on the situation we are in,” he stated.
The filmmaker is all praises for his producer S Raja. He said, “I narrated the story to producer Raja and he was quite impressed with it. In fact, he is a huge pillar of support for me and this film. There is so much positivity around him. He recently helped FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) workers by donating 1,25,000 kgs of rice and it’s a gesture that needs to be appreciated.”
Methavi also features actors Shah Ra, ‘Kalakka Povathu Yaaru’ Dheena of Kaithi fame, Indraja Shankar, Rohini, Radha Ravi, Azhagam Perumal and YG Mahendiran as part of the cast. Cinematographer Deepak Kumar Padhy and editor San Lokesh form the technical crew.