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Dham Dhoom team remembers Jeeva

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 13:57 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Jeeva, the cinematographer turned director who was died recently while shooting of his film Dham Dhoom has remembered by his crew meaningfully. The director passed away when shooting was almost eighty percent completed. But his courageous team came together to complete the film in stipulated time.

In a recently held press meet of Dham Dhoom, they screened few songs and impressive trailer of the film and revealed their pain and efforts they managed to complete the film. Lead actors Jayam Ravi, Kangana Ranaut from Bollywood and Lakshmi Rai spoke on the occasion and shared their experiences with late Jeeva.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Ravi described Jeeva as a rare genius. He further said, "The first half of the film is the slow and quiet life in the village relating to Dham in the title. The second half is all Dhoom, with high speed in every aspect of camera, stunts and editing."

The emotionally looked Lakshmi Rai says, "I owe to Jeeva my re entry into Tamil films. He gave me a new image and it was a pleasure to shoot with the unit."

In his long emotional speech, music director Harris Jayaraj said, "I didn't realise that I would be doing the music of this film by myself because I usually would sit and do it in collaboration with Jeeva. It was a very emotional moment for me today when I saw the songs being completed and screened."

Actress Kangana, who forays into Tamil as Shenbagam in this film, said, "I really miss him though I only shot with him for 20 days. I loved his honesty towards work and the compassion he had for his unit members. There was so much more I wanted to learn from him. After seeing his working style and approach, I had decided to continue my career in Tamil. But he is no more now."

Now the film has completed by the second unit Cameraman GK Manikandan and second unit Director B Rajasekar with the style and script of Jeeva without any minor change. Producers Media One Global Entertainment Ltd, Ayngaran International and Metro Films have extended all their support to complete the project.

Casino Royal fame stunt director Chris Anderson handling the action portions along with our own stunt master Kanal Kannan.

Topics: lakshmi rai, kanal kannan, harris jayaraj, jayam ravi, ayngaran international, dhaam dhoom, kangana ranaut
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