A Visual Treat After youthful entertainers like Arindhum Ariyamalum, Pattiyal and Billa, hot and happening director Vishnuvardhan, talks to What’s Hot about his fifth film,Sarvvam in this exclusive interview...

The industry refers to you as the ‘style guru’ of Kollywood. What is your comment?
(Smiles) I come from the Santosh Sivan-Ram Gopal Varma School of filmmaking. Right from the time when I did a role as a child artiste in Mani sir’s Anjali, I was fascinated by his way of filmmaking. I always try to do my films in a different way, and all credit should go to my team—Nirav Shah, the cameraman, who gives the stylish look to my films, my editor Sreekar Prasad, who makes it racy and precise, Yuvan Shankar Raja, who gives me good peppy music, my wife Anu Vardhan, who selects all the costumes and finally, the stars who act in my films.
Wasn’t Sarvvam supposed to start before Billa?
Yes. I was to start the project before Billa and was supposed to do it with Suriya and Hansika Motwani, but a day before the shoot began, the project was abandoned. I went on to do Billa and after that, Jammy (Arya) expressed a desire to do the film. I agreed as I’m very comfortable with him.
At a time when you could get the dates of any superstar, why do you choose Arya, who has already acted in three of your five films?
Jammy and I go a long way and are good buddies. Our comfort level is terrific and we share a good rapport. He is willing to listen and exactly do what I want him to on screen. He has done an outstanding job in Sarvvam.
    The film is going to be his big
ticket to super-stardom. But, both of us are hoping we don’t work together again in the immediate future (Laughs).
Tell us about Sarvvam’s plot ...

Sarvvam means everything. The film revolves around five characters. It is going to be an intense love story and a thriller. There are five characters in the film—Arya plays an architect, who is full of life and gets involved with Trisha, a young pediatrician; their love story will touch your heart. Track two is about Indrajit and his eight-year-old son Rohan, who is chased by his football coach played by JD Chakravarthy. In addition to these five, there is another crucial character, a fierce Rottweiler, who listens only to his master. The two tracks come together, thanks to an accident, creating a twist in the film.
Your films have a distinct visual tone. What is the look of Sarvvam?
The film is set in two milieu. The first half takes place in a city and has a slick, metro look about it, while the second half shifts to the cool, misty mountains of Munnar. Nirav has given two different looks to the film.
Tell us about Yuvan’s music…
There are five songs in the film and they’re already rocking the charts. We’ve shot them in diverse locations like Chennai, Munnar, New Zealand and Rann of Kutch. Two of my favourite numbers, Neethane and Sutta Suriyana were composed even before we started work on Billa!

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