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As `Ji' gets ready...



Trisha and Ajit in "Ji"

WITH "ANJANEYA" failing him miserably and "Jana" not going as expected, Ajit must be keeping his fingers crossed as his next release "Ji" gears up for a September 5 release. But this time the hero is in safe hands. Lingusamy who proved himself with two consecutive successes — his debut film, "Anandham" and later "Run" — wields the baton for the third time with "Ji." (September 5 was the date of release of "Run" and probably Lingusamy is sentimental about it) NIC Arts' S. S. Chakravarthy is the producer. This producer-actor combo has worked well many a time. And when NIC Arts tried out a venture with Vikram for a change ("Kadhal Sadugudu") it bombed. So Chakravarthy must be finding Ajit a safe bet.Understandably, his next production, "Mirattal," with the successful young director Murugadas, will have Ajit, paired with Asin. "Ji" will be Ajit's first film with Trisha.

Lingusamy is an organised worker. Shooting the song sequences first, with the TV promos in mind is a norm. But Lingusamy thinks differently, says a unit hand. He first cans the entire talkie portion, combination scenes and so on. And once that is taken care of, he settles down to film the songs and then the fights. This way the time and dates of other artistes don't get wasted. And while these scenes are being shot, editing, re-recording and mixing also go on simultaneously. In cinema where every second is money producers would only lap up Lingusamy's judicious work management skills.

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