Recently, Tamil actor Jayam Ravi spoke candidly about the process of making his most recent movie, Aligan.
The Tamil film Agilan, starring Jayam Ravi, had its global debut on ZEE5 after having a successful run at the box office. It was released in theatres on March 10th. The thriller, which is directed by N. Kalyanakrishnan and features Jayam in a dual part as both a father and a son, takes a neo-noir approach.
Cutthroat crane operator Agilan will do anything to rule dominant over the seedy underbelly of the Indian Ocean. Agilan smuggles narcotics and other contraband into and out of the nation for a kingpin by the name of Paranthaman thanks to his access to the harbour. (Hareesh Peradi). When the chance presents itself, Agilan makes every effort to become known as the “King of the Indian Ocean” by completing a crucial assignment while being pursued by the strict and hysterical special officer Gokul Mehta (Chirag Jani). But as his sinister journey progresses, his unexpected backstory gives his evil acts a completely new perspective.
In addition to Priya Bhavani Shankar, Harish Uthaman, Tany Ravichandran, Chirag Jani, Hareesh Peradi, Tarun Arora, and Madhusudhan Rao, the movie is produced by Screen Scene Media Entertainment. Agilan is the third project that writer-director Kalyanakrishnan has worked on with Jayam Ravi. Agilan is a compelling film with photography handled by Vivek Anand, editing handled by N Ganesh Kumar, and music provided by Sam CS.
Manisha Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “Our consumer-first approach in curating the Tamil content in zee5 has worked successfully for us as it has helped us entertain our audience and become their platform of choice. Kollywood fans love good content from their favourite stars and combining the two is our next world digital premiere in Tamil, Agilan. Starring superstar Jayam Ravi in a dual role, this masala film is sure to entertain with its action, drama and unexpected twists and turns
Director N. Kalyanakrishnan said, “Working on Agilan has been an exhilarating experience – from writing and directing to promoting and releasing this film, it has been a hands-on job, but I have enjoyed every bit of it. I am glad that I had the support of a terrific cast and crew who went along with my vision and gave it their all, including Jayam with whom this is my third collaboration. After its run at the box office, Agilan is now streaming on ZEE5. I hope that our global audience give it a chance and enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed making it”.
Actor Jayam Ravi said, “Agilan gave me an opportunity to play a crane-operator on a port, portray a grey role and work again with N. Kalyanakrishnan. So, all in all, it gave a chance to portray something new and unexplored while having the comfort of working with a friend cum director.” “I am happy that I took on this project and believed in the vision of my director as it pushed me to experiment. Now with the film streaming on ZEE5, I urge the viewers to watch our labour of love and get in on a high-adrenaline-ride,” the Ponniyin Selvan star added.
Agilan is currently available only on ZEE5.