What it is about…
Three Dots Ocean's Anil is produced by A. Srinivasan, an advocate by profession, and directed by ARS. ARS has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues. S. R. Sankar has scored the music and Sirusti has handled the camera. The cast comprises ‘Anil' Bharath, Ashrick Banu, Vineeth Shankar Deepesh, Girish, Vijay and Prathiba. The story takes place in the period from the commencement of the Plus Two Board exams to college admission. The screenplay captures the students' aspirations, their life at school and college and the incidents that take place during that period. The first CD was released by ace drummer Sivamani's mother and received by director Agathiyan.
There are five songs in the album. The first is the title number sung by Vivek Shankar and director ARS, who has also written it. A blend of western notes and Indian folk, the song has a rhythmic base. ‘Aadi Paadungadaa', written by Thamizh Amudhan, is sung by Mukesh. The sounds you hear in the song remind you of the bicycle bell and other things that we use in our day-to-day life. ‘Dhinam Dhinam' is a love duet sung by Haricharan and Swetha Menon. Written by Kavikumaran, this light melody which starts with a swaram reaches a different level that is bound to interest listeners. ‘Manasukkul Oru Vali,' sung by Priyanka and written by Mohanraj, is pleasant. ‘Vandhavanum Sariyillai' is a folk song that highlights the ill-effects of alcohol. Sung by Pazhaniyammaal and written by the same lyricist, this song is sure to attract attention for its lyrical value.
What they say…
Producer A. Srinivasan: Being a High Court advocate, I was in no way connected with the entertainment world. When ARS narrated the line of Anil, I got interested in producing it. The film has come out well. I'm planning to release it during the summer holidays as students can watch it.
Director ARS: I have been working in the Tamil film industry for nearly 15 years with various directors. We finished the entire shoot, including the songs, in 40 days. The film is about friendship and teenage memories. The climax is gripping. The shooting was held at various places in and around Kodaikanal. We shot the film with a Red camera after putting the artistes through a month of rehearsals. Despite the film not having any fight sequences or violence, I am sure it will appeal to audiences.
“Anil” Barath: I am happy to do this film as it is about students and their friendship — I am also one. As I'm sure of its success, I have started using the title as a prefix to my name. The rehearsals have done all of us a world of good.
Music director S. R. Shankar: A percussionist, I have performed with drummer Sivamani at many concerts. I have accompanied several classical musicians. I have been in the industry for nearly 20 years and worked for music directors such as Vidyasagar, Srikanth Deva and Devi Sri Prasad. I run a music school, M. R. Music Academy. When I got this movie, I was elated — I knew it would offer me great scope to showcase my skills in the songs as well as the background score.