‘Gurkha’ releases, looks set for a good run
Actor Yogi Babu said yes to the film without even hearing the story. He paid a price: he had to scramble to learn English to play the character opposite Canadian model Elyysa Erhardt
Gurkha, an upcoming film starring Tamil actor Yogi Babu and Elyssa Erhardt, a winsome Canadian model, and directed by Sam Anton seems set for a good run, if the reception to the trailer is any indication.
Raj Aryan, a new entrant, is the music composer for the film Gurkha. The songs for the film are written by actor Sivakarthikeyan, director Vignesh Sivan, and director and actor Arunraja Kamaraj.
There’s an interesting tale about how the movie took shape. The director Sam Anton telephoned Yogi Babu at 1.30pm to narrate the story. But Yogi Babu agreed to act without even hearing the story… such was his confidence in the director.
Gurkha completed the film in 31 days with dialogues and the songs over two days. Yogi Babu has done several high-risk fight scenes for the film without any double.
Canada-based Elyssa plays the heroine in the film. Since Yogi Babu doesn’t speak much English, he had to actually study English. Many dogs were brought for casting, before a dog named Scooby was finally chosen. The director wanted Scooby to be not only capable of listening and understanding, but also a little lazy. ‘Scooby-Doo’ isn’t letting anyone down.
Raj Aryan, a new face, is the music composer for the film. The songs are written by actor Sivakarthikeyan, director Vignesh Sivan, the director and actor Arunraja Kamaraj. Krishnan Vasanth has done the cinematography for Vasant. Ruben has edited the film. The director believes that the strong storyline will strike a chord with audiences, without any emphasis on star power. Gurkha releases today.