I Am Instinctively Experiencing An Emotional Aura Of Having Worked In A Hit Movie - Art Director Muthuraj

A common belief that a film set against rural backdrops doesn’t stress much upon the efforts of technicians. The silent lakes, colourful festivities, chirping birds with village belles and beaus in the ambience might be regarded as a vernacular ingredient of such movies. But in reality, it demands for a much herculean efforts from the technical team, especially from the ‘Art Department’.  Moreover, it is so much evident with the grooviest works of art director Muthuraj in Sivakarthikeyan-Samantha starrer SeemaRaja. It’s easier to promote a film as a ‘Festival movie’, but very hard for audience to experience it wholeheartedly. 

Apparently, SeemaRaja has already created such an impact through its trailers and visual promos. However, art director Muthuraj refrains from swaggering show-offs as he credits thanks to others in the team.“If my art work in Seema Raja is noticeable, it’s all because of top-notch cinematography by Balasubramaniam sir. He enjoyed each and every bits and pieces of my art work. He would click pictures of every backdrop of my work and Whatsapp me asking for my suggestions for placing the shots. On the musical front, D Imman has just emblazoned the ambience with more festivity and colours,” says Muthuraj. 

He continues to extend his praises upon producer RD Raja of 24AM STUDIOS saying, “Usually, when a producer gears up for a film with village backdrops, they would have some restrictions over the art department. At the most, our works would get limited only to a Temple festival or market places. But RD Raja sir gave me a complete freedom to express my creativities to best possibilities. Sometimes, even when I would self-compromise keeping budget in mind, he would forward breaking my perceptions and encourage me to come up with finest outputs. In addition, Ponram sir, his aesthetic standard of presenting village life in a much colourful manner helped me experiment more.” 

“With SeemaRaja, I am instinctively experiencing an emotional aura of having worked in a hit movie,” tots up Muthuraj. 

Directed by Ponram, Seema Raja features Sivakarthikeyan, Samantha, Simran, Soori, Napoleon, Lal and many more familiar actors in the cast. With D Imman composing music and Balasubramaniam handling cinematography, RD Raja has produced the film for 24AM STUDIOS, which is scheduled for a  grand release for Vinayagar Chathurthi (September 13).