Kondan Koduthan

What it is about…

Ayyappa Art Films' Kondan Koduthan is produced by P. Ayyappa and directed by G. Rajendran who is also in charge of the story, screenplay, dialogue and camera. Kadhir Kaman and Athvaitha play the lead, while Ilavarasu, Ganja Karuppu, L. Raja, Manobala, Rajkapoor, Meera Krishnan and Sulakshana play the other important roles. A family entertainer, Kondan Koduthan has sacrifice as its theme. Deva has scored the music.

What they say…

Producer Ayyappa: There should not be any ego clash in a family and that's what director Rajendran seeks to convey through Kondan Koduthan. The contrast between the city and the village has been captured beautifully on screen. It is a neat film without frills.

Director G. Rajendran: Kondan Koduthan celebrates the bond between siblings. We shot the film in Kallur near Karaikudi and wrapped it up in just 25 days. There are no fight sequences or item songs.

Hero Kadhir Kaman: Director S. A. Chandrasekaran introduced me in his film Veluthu Kattu and this is my second film as hero. I finished my B.Tech and trained in theatre lab under Jayaraman master for nearly three years. It's my dream to make it big in cinema and I am working hard toward it. Kondan Koduthan has an arresting screenplay and a beautiful score.

Music director Deva: Kondan Koduthan is a charming film where I have used only live instruments and folk tunes for the background score. Meera Krishnan sang in our troupe some years ago. I used to tell her that she made me laugh when she sang, but her performance in the film has moved me to tears. Both she and Ilavarasu shine in their roles. Director Rajendran has worked as a cameraman in one of director V. Sekar's films for which I scored the music. He has come up with a touching screenplay.

Music highlights

There are five songs in the album. ‘Thanjavur Gopuram' is the best — sung twice, but with different lyrics each time by Na. Muthukumar. S. P. Balasubramaniam has sung it with Chinmayi first, and the second time as a solo. Many youngsters may have entered the playback singing field of late, but SPB is unparalleled. All the other songs are written by Kapilan. ‘Thillana Pattukari' sung by Thanjai Selvi is good. ‘Pavadai Pattampuchiye' is a duet well-rendered by Karthik and Chinmayi. She joins Aathithyaram for the ‘Paatha Pakkure,' another lovely number.