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Arun Vijay shares his emotional journey of working along with his father, son, and pet in ‘Oh My Canine’


The actor stars within the Sarov Shanmugam-directed movie along with his father, Vijayakumar, son, Arnav, and a pup, Snow, which he adopted after the shoot

The actor stars within the Sarov Shanmugam-directed movie along with his father, Vijayakumar, son, Arnav, and a pup, Snow, which he adopted after the shoot

Oh My Canine, for Arun Vijay, might be a particular movie no matter how it’s obtained. He’s pleased for multiple purpose: it marks the debut of his son, Arnav, and Arun’s dad, veteran actor Vijayakumar, performs the grandfather. Three generations of his household will share the display on this movie. “It’s not a chance each actor can get. It’s an enormous blessing,” says Arun.

Arun, via Oh My Canine, additionally added a member of the family. A Siberian Husky pup, throughout the shoot, bonded so effectively with Arnav that he ended up bringing it house.

The best way the movie got here to him itself was serendipitous. Arnav, on the drive again house after attending the premiere of Tik Tik Tik, starring Jayam Ravi and his son, requested Arun, “When am I gonna act?” Arun was a bit stumped. “I didn’t know he was desirous about appearing. So, I simply type of evaded that query, saying, ‘We have to discover the suitable script.’” Arun thought it was a momentary factor. However two months later, Arnav reminded him. “That’s after I knew he was severe about this.” So, Arun began to search for the “proper script” he advised Arnav about. 

In the meantime, director Sarov Shanmugham had a narrative a couple of boy and a canine that he needed to relate to Suriya. He was eager that the actor’s 2D Leisure produce it. Three days after narration, Suriya despatched Sarov an Instagram hyperlink that had Arnav’s picture. All this occurred every week after Arun began on the lookout for scripts, provides Arun.

Man-animal dramas, which had been common in Tamil cinema throughout the heydays of Thevar Movies, are actually scarce. Strict shoot laws and the great progress in VFX have drastically lowered the presence of precise animals in movies. Oh My Canine, therefore, might be one of many few animal dramas to return out of Tamil cinema in latest instances.

“I needed to make a movie completely for youths, who love animals. I’m a dog-lover. So, that’s the way it occurred,” says Sarov in regards to the inception of Oh My Canine

A bit of it’s impressed from his personal life. “I grew up within the Railway quarters in Villupuram. My youthful brother as soon as introduced house a stray pet. We named him Mani and he ended up residing with us for 12 years. When he handed away, all of us cried a lot. My dad stated, ‘That’s it. No extra canines on this home.’ However the first two weeks after my brother introduced him house are nonetheless contemporary in my reminiscence. We tried to maintain him in the home with out our mother and father data. It was filled with chaos and pleasure.”  

The director tried to get that sentiment on set as effectively. “A variety of filmmaking is about planning and sticking to these plans. Children and animals don’t trouble about this. They do as they please. “You’ll be able to write with all the main points you need. Like, ‘The pup will roll in direction of its proper, rise up, have a look at the digital camera, and wag its tail’. However, on the units, you possibly can’t ask the pup to do all that. This stuff ought to occur by itself,” says Sarov.

Sarov and his crew laid the groundwork for such moments to happen organically. There was, as an illustration, a monthlong pre-shoot workshop whereby the children, together with Arnav, and canines within the movie bonded effectively. Says Arun, “In the course of the shoot, Sarov dealt with the children very well. He would allow them to pull his hair, and roll on the ground with them however when it’s time to shoot, he would inform them what he needs from them.”

Aside from his son’s debut, the truth that his and he had key roles was one more reason for Arun to take it up. The opposite purpose, after all, was attributable to his love for canines. After watching 101 Dalmatians, he obtained two dalmatian puppies. Ever since canines have all the time been part of his family. Even now, he has a Nice Dane, a Doberman, an Indian canine, and the newest inclusion, the Siberian Husky: Snow, which performs the pet Simba within the movie (an even bigger Siberian Husky named Simba performs the grown-up model of Simba).

When requested why he loves canines, Arun immediately replies, “Unconditional love.” He provides, “It doesn’t matter when you spend time with them or not. It doesn’t matter what way of thinking you might be in. At any time when you might be with them, they love you. It makes you overlook every thing else.”

‘Oh my Canine’ releases on Amazon Prime Video on April 21



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