Film Companion had released a list of 100 best performances of the decade which features all the actors that participated in this round table with Vijay Sethupathi & Manoj Bajpayee having two performances each to their name. Its so overwhelming to watch all the actors from different industries come together to speak about their craft, to give insights about the process they undergo to prepare for a character.
Vijay Sethupathi hardly speaks for 10 minutes, whenever he speaks there is an ambiance of calmness clouding that room, and our very own rowdy Vijay Devarkonda had dealt the argument imposed by Parvathy in a very healthy way and some of his answers are a delight to listen, Manoj Bajpayee one of India’s greatest actors gave some heavy insights about acting, Ayushman being a student to Vijay Sethupati & Manoj Bajpayee, Parvathy answering about her choice of cinema and the influence of cinema on the people, as usual, Ranveer flirting with ayushman and annoying at some times suddenly being too good, Deepika and Alia may sound naive, but they are genuinely brilliant in whatever role they play…
Here are some of the important snippets of this Interview
1) 1.30 – Ranveer Singh about the characters he played so far, how the role of Simba is as difficult as Khilji, but the characters like Simba are so under-appreciated unlike Khilji & Gully Boy
2) 6.55 – Vijay Sethupati talking about the painstaking process of working with Thiagarajan Kumararaja the director of super deluxe, and how he approaches the character, and the way he said about the art form and being authentic, surely grabbed everybody’s attention, he is a man completely knows what he wants, what he wants to do…He is a Kohinoor that we need to preserve.
3) 8.26 – Ranveer showing his love towards rasukutty and Vijay Sethupati sharing an incident about rasukutty how rasukutty directed a scene in Super Deluxe.
4) 16.32 – Ayushmann Khurrana about his process of selecting scripts…
5) 18.45 – Parvathy Thiruvothu about misogyny in films and the impact of films on the society, and how misogyny in films affected her personal relationships too…
6) 21.00 – Manoj Bajpayee responding to the argument put forth by Parvathy Thiruvothu saying “That he is in the business not for audience sake, but he has to do it for himself”
7) 23.39 – Manoj Bajpayee showing his love towards Arjun Reddy
8) 25.50 – Finally, Parvathy addressing the issues she has with Arjun Reddy the way she puts forth her thoughts on a topic she doesn’t agree is a lesson for everyone to learn, addressing the issue honestly and always open for a healthy debate instead of trying to prove her point
9) 28.36 – Our very own Rowdy, finally has to respond after everyone forced him to speak, there is a genuinity in every word he spoke, this is the way to agree or disagree on some topic…
10) 36.00 – About social media, look out for the answers of VJS, VD & Parvathy
11) 41.50 – Ranveer about how he tortured his body to show pain on the screen in order to perform for Lootera…Just madness
12) 45.20 – Manoj Bajpayee, about how everyone has their own way of understanding the craft, very insightful for aspiring actors
13) 46.45 – Ayushmann Khurana, addressing Vijay sethupati as sir, ayushmann is always keen to listen to VJS in this whole interview, the response of Vijay Sethupati Sir to ayushman just gave me goosebumps, this man is too pure for this world…
14) 51.50 – Vijay Sethupati speaking about the importance of culture to understand cinema, how understanding culture of a particular region will help you reach that particular section of audience, that some insight, man.
15) 58.25 – The actors about their favorite actors who influenced & inspired them. Manoj Bajpaaye showing his interest towards working with Vijay Sethupathi feeling shy saying “I feel shy” of all the stylish flamboyant beautiful actors and actress out there in the show, Vijay Sethupati stole the cutest moment of the show, and even Parvathy showing her interest towards working with Vijay Sethupati, this man is just pure love.
I hope many more interviews like these take place. Well done, film companion.