What it is about…
Sri Thenandal Films’ Arya Surya is a comedy film produced by Ramanarayanan who has also written the story and directed the movie. This is his 126th directorial venture. The cast comprises ‘Powerstar’ Srinivasan, Vijaya T. Rajender, Vishnupriyan, Natchathra, Gangai Amaren, Kovai Sarala, Venniraadai Moorthy and Nalini. The camera is cranked by R. Selvaraj, the music is scored by Srikanth Deva and the dialogues are by Pugazh Mani. The audio CD of the film was released by directors Vikraman and K.S. Ravikumar and received by directors P. Vasu and R.K. Selvamani.
There are seven songs in the album, and the first one, ‘Thagadu Thagadu’ is written by Sorkko Karunanidhi and sung by the evergreen singer L.R. Easwari and Vijaya T. Rajender. ‘Vadapochae,’ sung by Vel Murugan and Srinivasan and written by Viveka, is interesting, while ‘Star Star,’ written by Piraisoodan and sung by the music director and Hemambika, is sure to click with the audience. ‘Mama’, written by Viveka and sung by Belliraj, Surmuki, Hemambika, Gangai Amaren and Senthil Dass, is an attractive number. ‘Sandhegam,’ written and sung by Gaana Bala, and ‘Kala Kala’ written by Gaana Dass who has sung it with Mahalingam, are enjoyable. The same lyricist’s ‘Asaaru Vusaaru’ sung by Gangai Amaren and Gaana Dass is bound make a huge impact on the masses.
What they say…
Producer and director Ramanarayanan: I have made a number of comedy films in the past, but not many of late. So I decided to make one now as I felt this is the right time for such films. As far as the story is concerned, I took a leaf out of the film industry. Two youths come to Chennai in search of an opportunity to become music directors. The hurdles they face in the process are told in a comical way. Gangai Amaren has played an important role in this laugh riot.
Hero Vishnupriyan: I was introduced to the silver screen by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and have done nearly four films in Malayalam and seven in Tamil, which includes Ayanar, Ninaithalay Inikkum and Thotta. I also played the lead in Ilakkanam and Mai. Director Ramanarayanan who released Mai was impressed with my performance in it and offered me this movie.
Music director Srikanth Deva: It was a dream-come-true to score the music for director Ramanarayanan’s film. We set aside a week for composing. But on the very first day itself, we finished three songs at a stretch. He was very happy. Working on this movie will always be an experience to cherish because of two other persons — Vijaya T. Rajender and Gangai Amaren. T.R. has sung a song and Gangai Amaren has a powerful role.