What it is about…
Dream Warrior Pictures' Saguni is produced by S. R. Prabhu and directed by Shankar Dhayal N, who has also handled the story, screenplay and dialogue. The cameraman is P. G. Muthaiya and the film is edited by Sreekar Prasad. The art director is Rajeevan and the stuntman Anal Arasu. The film has Karthi in the lead with Pranitha as his lady love. The cast includes Santhanam, Prakash Raj, Nasser, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Radhika Sarath Kumar, Roja Selvamani, Kiran Rathod, Akash, Narein, Delhi Ganesh, V. S. Ragavan and Meera Krishnan.
The five songs in the album have plenty of mass appeal. ‘Kandha Karavada', written by Paramu and sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Karthi, is easily the best song of the album. ‘Manasellam Mazhaiye' is a beautiful song written by Na. Muthukumar and sung by Sonu Nigam, Saindhavi and G. V. Prakash. ‘Vella Bambaram' is another lovely number sung by Baba Seghal and Priya Hemesh and written by Viveka. ‘Pottadhu Pathala' has perfect mass appeal, sung with liveliness by Velmurugan to Annamalai's lyrics. ‘Annachi Ammachi' is an interesting song penned by the director himself, and sung by Puspavanam Kuppusamy and Maya Manikandan.
What they say…
Producer S. R. Prabhu: I was waiting for the right film to announce my entry as producer. When I heard the story of Saguni, I was really happy to do it as my debut production. It has all the ingredients to be a hit.
Director Shankar Dhayal N: With Karthi as lead, I did not feel like a new director at all! He was there to help whenever I needed him and has done a wonderful job in his role as well. We have shot in Poland, a first time for us and for the viewers.
Hero Karthi: After Nan Mahan Alla and Siruthai, I was looking for something different. When I heard the story of Saguni, I realised the film would be a total changeover for me. I know I am liked by kids, so I wanted the script to have a lot of comedy.
Music director G.V. Prakash: I am very happy with how the songs sound. Within a few hours of the audio release, nearly two lakh ringtones were downloaded, ample proof of the success of the songs.