Kay Kay Menon had doubts about fronting The Railway Males, and for good purpose. The actor had starred in Bhopal Specific (1999), which was primarily based on the 1984 Bhopal fuel tragedy, the identical topic that types the backdrop of the Netflix sequence. What’s new right here, he thought. That Yash Raj Movies (YRF) was backing it made him all of the extra cautious. “The challenge’s casting director informed me about The Railway Males. Since it’s [produced by] YRF, one thinks the challenge would possibly get right into a mainstream zone. Plus, I had accomplished Bhopal Specific earlier. So, I used to be uncertain about [exploring the subject again],” recounts the actor.
That is the place the ability of the script, penned by director Shiv Rawail and author Aayush Gupta, kicked in. “Once I learn the script, I used to be floored. I needed to satisfy the one who was making it. Once I met Shiv, I assumed, ‘He’s a child!’ However when he began talking, I understood his strategy to filmmaking, and once I noticed the set, I used to be joyful that I didn’t go by my intuition,” laughs Menon.
YRF Leisure’s maiden internet sequence—additionally starring R Madhavan, Divyenndu and Babil Khan—options Menon as station grasp Iftekaar, who dangers his life to avoid wasting individuals on the evening of the fuel leak. Since The Railway Males dropped on-line over the weekend, its lead actors have been incomes acclaim for his or her compelling performances.
It’s not simple to carry one’s personal in an ensemble drama. But, every actor shines vibrant within the restricted sequence. Positive, it has a lot to do with particular person expertise. However Menon additionally attributes it to one thing larger—their collaborative nature. He believes that any actor, who needs to create legacy work, can’t afford to harbour insecurity and should strategy each challenge as teamwork. “Sanskaar ki baat hai. I’ve by no means felt that I’ve to step into another person’s house. The script and the challenge are higher than me. If that’s accepted by the viewers, all of us profit. If that doesn’t occur, nothing else [works]. All of us have completely different elements to play [in the smooth functioning] of an engine, and if one begins to intervene with the opposite half, the engine will crash. So, we’ve to indicate skilled maturity. This strategy makes movies final for posterity. In any other case, it’s only a three-day enterprise.”