It has been nearly four decades and yet what stands out to be the mother of all horror biggies is the Kamal Haasan-Sri Priya starrer Neeya. The film, released in 1979, turned out to be a blockbuster that captivated audiences with its spine-shuddering elements. Now, it’s time to revisit a film with same title Neeya 2 produced on a grander scale.
Ask director L Suresh about this and he says, “The grandeur is nowhere going to be seen as a gaudy factor. But the script demands such elements, which will definitely be a great experience to the audiences. One of the greatest highlights of this film is a 22-ft serpent to be seen in an important role and will be seen throughout the movie. To make sure that we got the exact serpent as we imagined, cinematographer Rajevel and I had to travel across different places of India and Thailand. Finally, we happened to find the exact one in Bangkok. It took enough time to understand its physique, body language and nature. We’re sure its appearance and presence throughout the film would be an enjoyable experience for universal audiences.”
While Jai plays the lead and will be seen in two different dimensions, Varalaxmi portrays a snake woman. Raai Laxmi and Catherine Tresa are the other female lead roles. Bala Saravanan will be providing comedy. Neeya 2 will be a violent and passionate love story, which is being produced on a huge budget.