During a recent chat with Behindwoods, noted DoP Tirru opened up about working with Kamal Haasan in ‘Hey Ram’ and said that he was impressed by how he carefully studied each and every aspect of history while making the film.
“The whole credit goes to Kamal sir. He knew every nook and corner in the history. I haven’t seen or read such a detailed script in my lifetime. There would be details about the gun used, its power, weight, how much that gun would hurt a person physically, its manufacturer, etc. There would be thousands and thousands of detailing in the script,” he added.
Moreover, he touched upon how Haasan worked on the minute details of the assassination scene in ‘Hey Ram’ and ensured that it struck the right note. He went on to add that it remains one of the finest scripts that he has come across.
In case you did not know, ‘Hey Ram’ was touted to be a period crime drama and revolved around the murder of Mahatma Gandhi. Released in 2000, it was directed by Haasan himself and received rave reviews upon release. Besides Haasan, it featured Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead. The supporting cast featured names such as Nassar and Atul Kulkarni. It was India’s official entry to the Academy awards.
On a related note, Haasan is currently focussing on his eagerly-awaited ‘Vishwaroopam 2’. Besides it, he has Sabaash Naidu in his kitty. Touted to be a spy-comedy, it also features Shruti Haasan in the lead.