The upcoming Tamil film Aaaah is an anthology of horror stories and interestingly, one of its five segments will feature only Japanese actors. The film is directed by Hari Shankar and Haresh Narayan of Ambuli fame. Says Haresh, “The film presents tales of horror from various regions across the world — Tokyo, Dubai, a highway in Andhra Pradesh, an ATM booth and a Bermuda Triangle-like mid-sea setting. For the Japan-set episode, we have filmed with Japanese actors. These actors belong to a theatrical group which trains actors there.”
The actors will be seen speaking in Japanese throughout the 20-minute segment. “We wanted to capture Japanese horror, which is not only scary but also emotional, in its proper milieu. So, we decided to have the actors speak their lines in Japanese. Rather than dub the dialogues into Tamil, we have gone for a voice-over for Tamil audiences’ benefit,” adds Haresh.