What it is about
Spot Light Cine Creations’ Akilan is produced by P. Saravanan. S. I. Henry Joseph has taken care of the story, screenplay, dialogue and direction. Ganesh Raghavendra has scored the music. The audio was released by director S. A. Chandrasekaran and received by director Lingusamy. The cast comprises P. Saravanan, Vidya, Raj Kapoor, Sampathram, Mayil Samy, Singam Puli, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu, Manobala, Amrith and Leema.
There are five songs in the album‘Sedimazhai’ is a melody in Natabhairavi, sung by Chinmayee and written by Yugabharathi. ‘Gandhiavadhi,’ written by Yugabharathi and sung by Sunanthan, K. Parthibhan and Padmalatha, traverses different styles — from good-old MKT to cowboy. ‘Azhaga Irundha,’ sung by Harini S. Raghavan and penned by Snehan, has peppy beats — a beautiful number which is in Hindustrani style in parts. ‘Summave,’ sung by Krishnaraj and written by Yugabharathi, is a typical south Indian folk number. ‘Seethaikku,’ sung by Priya Hemesh and written by Snehan, is a mixture of two Carnatic ragas, Simhendramadhyamam and Keeravani, with the beats of reggaeton making it suitable for the dance floor.
What they say…
Producer and hero P. Saravanan: I practise medicine in Madurai. I felt I could reach more people through a medium like cinema. Hence I decided to produce a film and also act in it. That’s how I ended up making this film. Akilan is the story of an upright police officer, who gets de-motivated by his superiors, and how he takes on a lead role when a kidnap drama takes place. His work inspires confidence in the department. The film has been shot in and around Madurai.
Director S. I. Henry Joseph: I worked as an assistant to directors Subramaniam Siva, S. S. Stanley and Moorthy and have made two short films, including Mazhaithuli. When I wanted to do a full-fledged feature film, I approached Saravanan. After listening to the storyline, he asked me to start work immediately. I am sure the film with around 13 comedians in it will have audiences in splits.
Music director Ganesh Raghavendra: I have scored the music for devotional albums, jingles and short films. Renigunta, my first film, got me a good name and it was followed by Padam Paarthu Kathai Sol. I did the RR for Porkodi Patham Vaguppu. Akilan is a good movie with a message and its songs have come out well. Acharyangal and Mathil Mel Poonai are my upcoming films.