After directing Oththa Seruppu Size 7, a solo act film that also featured him, Parthiban has announced his next. The actor-filmmaker will be directing Iravin Nizhal, which will be a single-shot film. “There have been a few single-shot films made across the world, like Victoria and Russian Ark, but this will be a full-fledged feature film, which will be filmed in a single shot,” says Parthiban.
The first-look poster of the film was released yesterday by Bharathirajaa. “I’d written Oththa Seruppu 15 years ago, and Iravin Nizhal five years ago. I’d almost gone on floor with this one a few years ago, but had to put the idea on the backburner because of some issues. But now, I’m starting work on this with renewed vigour because of the love people of Tamil Nadu have given me. They made my Oththa Seruppu a success and that has given me confidence,” says Parthiban.
The director has started the pre-production work. “There will be multiple characters, and we are working towards finalising the cast and crew. Alfred Hitchcock had made a film called Rope, which people acknowledge as a single-shot film. But he had shot the film by brilliantly blending to make it look like one. But we won’t be joining or stitching together scenes at all. It will be a challenge to shoot a full-length film in a single shot, and we will rehearse it before shooting. It’s a challenge I’m game for,” he signs off.