'Policegiri,' starring Sanjay Dutt, now in jail of course, releases this week. Director KS Ravikumar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the film, the challenges in making it and the experience of working with Sanjay Dutt.
Q. Will this film enter 100cr club? Asked by: Gama
A. I can't say now, its in god's hands. I have given my best.
Q. Do you believe in 100cr club race? Asked by: Deepak Thakur
A. The movie should get good name not just crores.
Q. Why Prachi was chosen as the heroine? Asked by: Nutan kadam
A. Production house selected her and Sanjay agreed for that.
Q. 'Policegiri' a mixture of 'Dabbang' and 'Singham'? Asked by: a n tiwari
A. It's different movie, can't compare them.
Q. Will Sanjay Dutt will be able to lift the movie on his soldier? Asked by: umesh
A. I hope Sanjay will lift the movie on his shoulder, I hope the movie is big hit.
Q. What should we expect from 'Policegiri'? Asked by: Shankar
A. Its a commercial movie, an entertainer.
Q. Is this a remake of south Indian movie or is it a fresh story? Asked by: Lallu Prasad
A. Remake of a Tamil movie.
Q. If not Sanjay then with whom you would have made this movie? Asked by: Hajru
A. I can't take any other name.
Q. Hello sir, Vanakkam. Have been a great fan of you from 'Nattamai'. Is this film 'Policegiri' a replica of 'Saami'? Also are you doing a film with Rajini sir? Asked by: Sukumar
A. Replica of 'Saami' but 40 percent has been changed.
Q. Is this an adaptation of any of your previous films in Tamil sir? How is the Bollywood experience? Asked by: ravi
A. Interesting. I don't know Hindi but I'm managing very well.
Q. Do you believe in award functions, some 20 award functions are held every year..do you believe in it. Asked by: Gunjan Bhdo
A. I don't do movies keeping awards in mind. As far as awards goes, can't say all awards are genuine.
Q. Was Himesh Reshamiya was your first choice for music director..had he given music per your expectation..the songs are average not quite humming type. Asked by: Bablu
A. I'm very much satisfied with his work, this is second film with me. he is a good music director.
Q. Are you confident of the film success? Asked by: Rohit
A. I'm very much confident of the film success. Definitely it will not be a failure.
Q. One actor you wish to work with is? Asked by: nathu gauda
A. I like to work with everybody in Bollywood.
Q. Dear Ravikumar, What would have you done had you not succeeded in film industry? How was the initial years? Asked by: Srinivasan Krishnan
A. I started as film exporter. Nobody in my family is into film industry.
Q. Is there a message in the film or it is just an entertainer? Asked by: sundar1950in
A. There is small message in the film as well.
Q. Is Bollywood coming to Kollywood or the other way round? Asked by: sundar1950in
A. Kollywood coming to bollywood.
Q. You always make action movie? Asked by: Patlu
A. No, I go for family sentimental stories, there is action in my movies also.
Q. Sanjay Dutt has been in the news lately because of his jail term and all. do you think that the publicity from that will help the movie? Asked by: ujval
A. I don't know, some are saying it will be helpful but others are saying otherwise. Film will run if it has content.
Q. Best of luck for the movie and Sanjay Dutt too. Asked by: a n tiwari
A. Thank you very much.
Q. Did you shot the movie as you intended or had you to rush the things as Sanju had little time left outside. Asked by: Jitendra Singha Lamba
A. After finishing 80 percent of the movie, the order came. so rest of the 20 percent we had to rush.
Q. Was the Tamil version of 'Policegiri' was super hit in the south? Asked by: Kailasha
A. It was super hit.
Q. Still keep listening to 'Mukunda mukunda' of 'Dasavatharam'. Wonderful song and superb movie! hope 'Policegiri' is superb too. Asked by: manohar
A. Thank you.
Q. The film's promo suggest that the film is more like 'Singham', why will anyone go and watch this film? Asked by: Rakka
A. Just to entertain themselves.
Q. Who is your all time favourite director? Asked by: Amanat Sudh
A. K Balachander, Bharathiraja in south and Raj Kapoor in Bollywood.
Q. Your upcoming projects are? Asked by: sumantra Gujjar
A. 'Kochadaiyaan' with Rajnikanth.
Q. Hi Ravikumar When are yo going to direct the Rajini film? Asked by: Krishna
A. I have done 2 films with Rajni and written a 3rd film 'Kochadaiyaan' starring Deepika and Rajni.