Mysskin’s Pisaasu is progressing at a brisk pace and the auteur has opened up about his paranormal thriller to Tamil magazine Vikatan in detail. Naga, the son of Producer Ramesh, plays hero in the film and a newcomer Prayagha from Kerala plays the female lead. Debutant Arul composes music, but Mysskin rechristened his name to Arol Kuroli upon request from the composer. Arol is Mysskin’s favorite Italian violinist. Please find below few interesting excerpts from the interview.
Story of Pisaasu:
In a nutshell, it’s the story about a devil. While writing the story of the film, I was baffled by my thoughts on heaven and hell. Everyone believes it is only god who decides who goes to heaven. So, what if a devil decides the very definition of heaven? I have woven the entire story around this bottom-line. Otherwise, the film won’t question or talk about the existence of devil. Even, I don’t have answers for all that. But, I feel this world needs devils. The world will look more beautiful if it exists.
On Director Bala:
Bala and I are long-time friends since his Sethu days. After watching my debut film Chiththiram Pesuthadi, he spoke to me for fifteen minutes. After watching my last film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum, he spoke to me for fifteen days about it. We both cannot exist without cinema. One day, I happened to visit Bala at his place. He asked, “With whom are you doing your next project?” to which I quickly replied, “None on board yet. Will you produce my film?” And Bala said, “I will happily do it.” Pisaasu is a by-product of two passionate lovers of cinema. It will be a fascinating experience for you.
On Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum:
Everyone in the industry knows well about what happened during the night before the release of Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and the morning that followed. Someone else in my position, after experiencing that 24-hour ordeal, would have either committed suicide or turned a murderer . But, I didn’t do neither. I locked my office room, incessantly read books for 40 days and came out with a renewed vigor as a human. The incident is an injustice to every writer and artist.