Lingusamy is in the hot-seat as his Ji is
getting ready for release on February 4 starring
Ajith, and Trisha. Lingu as he is popularly
known started work on Ji immediately after his
last release "Run", more than two years back.
Now Lingu is on the verge of hat trick after his
first two films- "Aanandam" and "Run" were super
hits. The directed talks to Sify.com about his
new film: Excerpts
What is Ji all about?
Ji is set in Kumbakonam and has a rural campus
milieu in the first half. It is a pucca
commercial film with all ingredients in the
right mix. Ajith plays a student leader and
becomes a part of a movement due to the
machinations of a local MLA who is a rowdy
element. Trisha plays a village lass who is in
love with Ajith.
Is there a lot of politics in the film?
The base of the film is campus politics and how
corrupt politicians spoil the peaceful
atmosphere in the campus due to their gross
interference in college elections. How elections
are held in rural area is
the key to the film.
Does Ajith have any political dialogues or
ideology in Ji?
Ajith has done a fantastic job in the film. He
is pure dynamite as the student leader who takes
upon the corrupt system followed by the local
MLA. He not only opposes the MLA but contests
the assembly elections with the support of
Does Ajith become a student leader or Chief
Minister in the film?
I don't want to reveal more about the story (smiles).
Ajith is going to get a lot of accolades for his
character and he has evolved as an actor with Ji.
What according to you is the major strength
of your films
My strength has always been my scripts like in "Anandam"
I am also particular about packaging that is
very important these days and Ji will have a
different look and feel about it. I don't want
to make films in the same genre. If Anandam was
a family entertainer, Run was an action film an
now Ji will be in a different genre.
How have the songs shaped out? Your song
picturisations were always good. Please comment.
I try to make songs as a part of the narrative
in my last two films.
The good news is that songs of Jicomposed by
Vidyasagar are foot tapping and have been
picturised to my 100 percent satisfaction.