Director Priyadarshan’s Tezz comprises of an ensemble cast of Ajay Devgan, Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan but apart from the actors the main character of the film is the train in the film. “The train sequence is the catalyst in the film and all action revolves around it,” says producer Ratan Jain.
“We had to shoot a long distance train sequence in the film and it was not possible in India. We had to do it abroad and it had to have an Asian feel too. We did not have many options it was to be either shot in London or in South Africa. We finally shot in London as we had the facilities there and the story happens in London completely. They also take a lot of safety precautions. They know how to shoot these particular scenes,” adds Jain.
Director Priyadarshan explains, “The actual action is not happening on the train itself but is centered on it. We need this long shot and that was possible in London as they are technically efficient. Secondly if you need to shoot on a street or a highway or a train they lock that particular place for the shooting hours and a lot of precautionary measures are taken. The visuals and technical perfection is far better than any Hollywood film.”
Ajay Devgan agrees, “Tezz is the most beautifully shot film. Even the train sequences have been shot very well. When Priyadarshan makes you perform his action is real, the performances are real.”
Tezz is slated for a 27 April 2012 release.