'Merry Christmas' is a very different film from my past works; says Sriram Raghavan
Director Sriram Raghavan shared his insights about his recent presentation Merry Christmas and how it is different from rest of his work.
Published: Monday,Jan 15, 2024 10:45 AM GMT-07:00
Director Sriram Raghavan's much-anticipated cinematic creation, 'Merry Christmas,' starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi, is currently enchanting audiences in theaters. Crafted by Tips Films and Matchbox Pictures, this cinematic masterpiece unfolds against the festive backdrop of Christmas, where two strangers cross paths, igniting a romance that takes unexpected twists. Sriram Raghavan, known for injecting suspense into his narratives, brings his signature touch to this neo-noir tale, promising a cinematic experience that stands apart from the ordinary.
'Merry Christmas' seamlessly blends romance, crime, and suspense in a bilingual format. Director Sriram Raghavan shared his insights, stating, “Merry Christmas is a very different film from anything I have made in the past. At the core of this film is a relationship that develops between two strangers over the course of one night."
He adds, "There's a crime involved, of course, but sometimes one can live a lifetime in one night. The different trailers for the Hindi and Tamil versions have evoked interesting speculations about the film. We have taken a slow burn approach, there's anticipation and suspense, but the twists and turns are quieter, even stealthier. The viewer has to invest in the characters played by Katrina and Vijay to really enjoy the pay-off.”
The Hindi rendition boasts a stellar ensemble cast, featuring Sanjay Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Pratima Kannan, and Tinnu Anand. On the other hand, the Tamil version showcases talents like Radhika Sarathkumar, Shanmugaraja, Kavin Jay Babu, and Rajesh Williams. Radhika Apte and Ashwini Kalsekar make special cameo appearances in both language versions.
In its inaugural collaboration between Tips Films and Matchbox Pictures, 'Merry Christmas,' produced by Ramesh Taurani, Sanjay Routray, Jaya Taurani, and Kewal Garg, commits to delivering top-tier entertainment.