“From boy next-door image, Bala sir and Rajeev Menon brought out my other side in their films Naachiyaar and Sarvam Thaala Mayam. Now, Kuppatthu Raja by choreographer turned filmmaker Baba Bhaskar, where I play a slum dweller from North Chennai, kite enthusiast and lover of sport of fighter kites is very different,” claims GV Prakash even as he talks about the film and Parthiban.
“It’s fun shooting for Kuppathu Raja with Baba Bhaskar master and the set has always been in a jubilant mood. He has also made me dance the challenging intro number. Baba Bhaskar has taken a leaf out of his life and made this film as he belongs to North Chennai. There’s an in-depth story although the trailer looks colourful and commercial. Parthiban sir plays the local bigwig always at loggerheads with me. I was amazed watching Parthiban sir while he essayed a king in the cult film Aayirathil Oruvan. I did music for it and he was not aware that I was there while he was shooting.” GVP has two heroines Palak Lalwani and Poonam Bajwa for company.
Parthiban said, “Director Baba Bhaskar is like dictator on the sets. He was so much focused on what he wanted and his narrative skills are really excellent and energetic. When he narrated the story and my character in it, I was quite doubtful whether I could perform this role of MG Rajendran. However, I liked the role as MGR is good to others and looks like Nambiar (villain) only to GV Prakash. I was awestruck over his musical score at that young age in Aayirathil Oruvan and now am so much impressed with his performance.”