What is 'Goli Soda' About?
When a bottle of soda is sealed tight, there is a lot of gas that is produced and stored under pressure between the liquid and cap. If the cap is priced open harder than it demands, all the gas catastrophically renders the bottle into exploding its contents, given the high tension and pressure inside. That's science. There's also psychology to it, says directo Vijay Milton of 'Azhagaai Irukiraai Bayamaai Irukiradhu' fame. Directing his second with a group of adolescents straight from the pages of 'Pasanga', 'Goli Soda' starring Shriram, 'Pakkoda' Pandi, Kuttimani and Shalini, had its press meet recently, where the director revealed a lot about the film, providing a thorough insight. "The film is about how pent up pressure can blow up someone, especially a person of impressionable age, like the subjects of 'Goli Soda', who are about 15 years old. It is not only a delicate subject that has been dealt with, but also a sensitive cast. At 15, it is practically impossible to make them perform in any commercial scenes - like a joke cracked over a bottle of whisky, or a romantic duet.
Further, it is an age when one would begin to differentiate the right from wrong, but not have enough physical strength to stand up and fight. Yet, there is an interesting 7 minutes and 48 seconds long fight sequence in the film; the sequence was canned without public knowledge in Asia's busiest market - Koyambedu. Supreme Sundar has choreographed the sequence convincingly appealing; in fact most of the film revolves around Koyambedu market. For character called ATM in the film, we were looking for a girl who does not have striking good features that would bowl you over at the first sight, but a sort of girl you would grow strong liking to, over time. After an ordeal, we have come up with just the right face" says the director. Speaking further on the technicalities, and concluding the event by presenting all of the eight assistant directors with a gold chain, Vijay Milton said "Arunagiri has composed the music for 'Goli Soda' and the film has come out really well. I have approached 20 directors personally, and screened the film for them, taking notes of their opinion in bringing out the best possible. In the 62 days of shooting, 22 days used jimmy jib and 32 days was consumed using steady cam. Rolled out in a metred funds, 'Goli Soda' will be a trendsetter for small and medium budget films."