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Gypsy a milestone movie in my career, says Jiiva

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Jan 24, 2019, 12:08 am IST
Updated Jan 24, 2019, 12:08 am IST
Gypsy is about celebrating humanity and nature,” reveals actor Jiiva who plays the titular role.
The track ‘Very Very Bad’ from the film Gypsy was launched.
 The track ‘Very Very Bad’ from the film Gypsy was launched.

“Gypsy (Nomads) is the story of a folk singer who travels throughout India and how he turns a revolutionary with the experiences he encounters. It is not a political film, nor is it about any community. Gypsy is about celebrating humanity and nature,” reveals actor Jiiva who plays the titular role.

His animal companion — a horse named Che — travels with him throughout the film. Recently, a single track from Gypsy, which begins with the line Very Very Bad, penned by Yugabharathy in Santhosh Narayanan’s composition, was launched. Directed by national award winning filmmaker Raju Murugan, the film touches upon a social issue. Raju says that life and politics are not two different things.

 

We hear many producers turned down Raju Murugan’s script because of its controversial subject and sources say it might face problems in its release.  A composed Jiiva quips, “I was floored when Raju Murugan narrated the one line of the script. I found it very genuine. And my characterisation was awesome, which I have not tried so far. It is about a folk singer who travels all across the country and then how he turns into a rebel singer. And there’s a cute romance behind his transformation. Natasha Singh essays my pair. There’s a bit of politics in it. By politics, I mean the humane aspect of mankind. The film imparts loud messages such as  ‘Respect humanity’ and ‘Celebrate nature’. All the same it is a commercial entertainer. We realised how beautiful our country is when we travelled from Kanyakumari to Kashmir at a stretch for six months.”

 

On his preparations, the Kattradhu Tamizh actor says, “I grew long hair and sported certain style of beard to look the part of a modern gypsy. I also learnt to play the guitar for the film. I also took training to handle the horse. I don’t think my home banner SuperGood Films would have ventured into it. I thank my producer Ambedkar who has made the film with a whopping budget. Gypsy will be a milestone  film in my career.”

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