Ranjit Jeyakodi is an upcoming South Indian movie director and screenplay writer. He made his debut into the Tamil Film Industry early this year with the release of his first directorial film, “Mellisai” which released on 25 January 2016. The young director was born on 27 September 1984 into a Hindu family in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Working as an associate to director Ram,
Ranjit was determined to do movies from his Loyola days where he was studying Visual Communication. Ranjit Jeyakodi is still a maturing director; a new comer in the Tamil Film Industry. His first and only directorial venture “Mellisai” which just released this year was an off the conventions film featuring the movie stars
Vijay Sethupathi and Gayathrie in lead roles. Along with directing the film, Ranjit is the one who has written the script as well.
Dinesh Krishnan has done the cinematography and it was produced under the banner of Rebel Studio Productions. Mellisai is the story of modernized urban life. According to the director Ranjit, the principal characters in the movie are in one way or the other is related to music, hence the title of the movie is set to as Mellisai which plainly means ‘
Melody.’ In the movie, Vijay plays the role of a music director who is working on a music album while Gayathrie plays a violin teacher in the film.
Even Sonia Deepti has a cameo appearance in the movie. While talking in an interview with the Deccan Chronicle, when asked how he convinced Vijay Sethupathi for the lead role in a debutant director’s movie, he replied that when he narrated the script to Vijay, the actor was impressed. He was impressed by the script and didn’t worry about who would be directing it. “Mellisai” shows Vijay Sethupathi in a different light playing a fresh character.
In praise of his lead actor, Ranjit has been heard saying that Vijay is a dedicated and versatile actor who molds himself into the character he is portraying. The film is said to be packed with surprises as it doesn’t have much room for romance and a lot of room for the depth of the story itself.