“I’m Jealous Of Lokesh Kanagaraj Because Of That One Scene In Vikram” – Rajamouli

  • Kamal Haasan
  • Lokesh Kanagaraj
  • Rajamouli
  • Rolex
  • VIkram
3 months ago

The most awaited round table conference between few of the most reputed names of South Indian cinema got released in Film companion South on Monday evening and has surpassed 3 lakh views already. The panel consistent Prithviraj from Malayalam cinema, Kamal Haasan, Gautam Menon and Lokesh Kanagaraj from Tamil film industry, Rajamouli and Swapna Dutt from Telugu.

Discussions about various topics including how filmmakers would prepare for a stunt scene, one sleepless night their films gave them, should heroes play their age in films, raise of female centric action movies etc. While answering to a question of Anupam Chopra who hosted the show about one film that made them jealous, Rajamouli of “Bahubali” and “RRR” fame said that a scene from “Jana Gana Mana” inspired him a lot and made him feel like “why this thought didn’t come to me??”

Further, he went on to add that a single shot from “Vikram” movie directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj made him feel like that it should have been him who directed the film instead of the “Maanagaram” maker. Immediately, Anupam Chopra asked Lokesh how he feels now to which the filmmaker said that he feels “super proud”.


“One “shot” in Vikram. The last “shot”. When Kamal sir is walking towards the camera and he puts the expression and then starts chewing the gum, I felt “This has to be mine, not some Lokesh Kanagaraj’s, This has to be mine” and laughed.

Adding to it, Kamal Haasan said “Sometimes, I didn’t have the gum, Lokesh had to remind me” to which Lokesh replied that it’s just a continuation of 1986 “Vikram” where Kamal Haasan chews gum throughout the film”. Lokesh also thanked Rajamaouli for saying that.

Watch the video below :

source : film companion south 

As far as others are concerned, Prithviraj said that he wish “Kantara” came from Malayalam film industry as the cultural significance the film had is very much similar to Kerala and it’s culture. Gautam Vasudev Menon said that he wish he could have made “Thiruchitrambalam” which had Dhanush and Nithya Menen in the lead roles.

Lokesh Kanagaraj named “Thallu Mala” as his kind of film whereas Swapna Dutt said “Kantara” could have been her film. Further, the celebrities talked about their upcoming projects as well.


Lokesh Kanagaraj said that he is working on a film right now and is all set to bring back “Vikram 2″, ” Kaithi 2″  and Rolex probably. “I’m set for next 10 years” the filmmaker said with Kamal Haasan adding that he has a promise to keep about “Indian 2” before joining hands with Lokesh again.

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