Movies that are based on friendship are always a hit among the youth. Staying in sync with the times, Vignesh Kumar’s Jigiri Dosthu explores the journey of three friends. Vignesh, who has acted, directed and produced the film, says, “It is about three friends, played by Shariq Hassan, VJ Aashiq and myself. They embark on a new journey, and life changes for them. In that journey, they go through some thrilling moments, too. Ammu Abhirami (of Asuran fame) plays the female lead, and she is paired opposite Shariq.”
The film was shot in and around Chennai and in Mahabalipuram. Vignesh, who is an award-winning short filmmaker, and actor, says that he always wanted to try his hands at acting. “I love acting. And I also love writing and directing. I was making short films and eventually got an opportunity to work under director Shankar as an AD in 2.0. Later, I wrote this script that revolved around three friends, and also decided to act and produce the film,” he says.
Vignesh says that he approached Shariq right after the latter exited the Bigg Boss Tamil house. “Shariq, Aashiq and Abhirami were very supportive throughout the journey. They even agreed to adjust their remuneration for the film since it’s funded by a group of beginners,” he says and adds, “This film is primarily targeted at youngsters. We have ensured that the writing is clean and haven’t indulged in any kind of shaming.”