Veteran actor and a caring father, Satyaraj is producing Lee which stars his son Sibiraj in the lead role. Prabhu Solomon, who had done a racy action in Kokki earlier, is directing the film.
Sibiraj plays Leeladharan alias Lee, a professional football player. Nila plays the female lead. Prakash Raj plays the football coach in the movie.
Says Sibiraj, “I prepared myself for the role with great difficulty. I ensured that I looked different and changed my mannerism a lot. I grew long hair and beard too.”
Since Sibiraj plays a footballer, he underwent football coaching at the YMCA every evening. Director Solomon shot a major portion of Lee in the busy roads of Chennai. The movie was shot in the busy roads without the public even being aware of it.
Though Sibi plays a footballer, the movie does not deal about the sport. “It is an action-thriller,” Solomon says and adds, “The whole crew has worked hard for the movie's success and Prakash Raj especially, has done a fabulous job.”
Music by Imman is a major highlight. “The songs have come out really well,” he adds. Interestingly, Sathyaraj's Periyar and his son's Lee will be released simultaneously on 2 February.
On competing with his father, Sibiraj says, “We are happy to see our films compete with each other. I feel it is a healthy competition.”
“Though I have done several movies before, Lee is close to my heart as Prabhu Solomon managed to get the best out of me,” says Sibiraj.