”Mafia is a cat and mouse thriller which has been shot in a stylish manner”, says filmmaker Karthick Naren. Starring Arun Vijay, Priya bhavani Shankar, Prasanna and Thalaivasal Vijay in key roles, the movie bankrolled by Lyca Productions is releasing 21 February.
Says Karthick Naren, ”Mafia is special to me as my film is getting released after a very long time. We wanted to name the movie Mafia to ensure that it doesn’t have a local flavour. Usually, while talking about the drugs and gangsters, we instantly relate with North Chennai, but this will have a different premise and we wanted to register it clearly through the title.”
On casting Arun Vijay as hero, he says, ”The protagonist of this film demanded a herculean physique and at the same time, who can be a smart thinker. Moreover, he is such a talented actor, who can easily exhibit any roles with an ease. Be it a hero or villain, he can pull it off easily with an impeccable performance and that’s the reason behind approaching him for this role. Arun Vijay has done a remarkable job and the way he improvises and delivers certain scenes with his unique nuances has added more intensity to his character. He will be seen playing the role of a Anti-Narcotics officer”.
”Priya Bhavani Shankar will be seen in a different role from what she has done so far. She even has action scenes to do”.
Heaping laurels on Prasanna, he says, We looked out for someone who has an inbuilt aggressive nature and someone who doesn’t react or erupt but has a stunning physique and perform action block.
”Apparently, we found him more appropriate and I can assure that all the characters in the film are going to be a real thrill to watch on the screens.”
Karthick says, ”It is an entertaining film with cat and mouse thriller treatment.”