What it is about
United Shadows Productions’ Moodar Koodam is written, produced and directed by Naveen. The music is scored by Natarajan Shankaran and the lyrics are by Naveen. The cast comprises Naveen, Senrayan, Kuberan, Mahesh, Oviya, Anupama Kumar, Sindhu Reddy, Jayaprakash and Raja. The audio of the film was released by director Bharathiraja and received by K. J. Yesudas. It is a comedy film with social and emotional values attached to it.
The album consists of 14 tracks and the best is ‘Neeyum Bommai.’ This first song of K.J. Yesudas, written by Vidwan Ve. Lakshmanan, has been recreated and rendered again at a faster pace by the legend himself. ‘ABCD Ungappan Thadi,’ sung by Sricharan, Raginisri and Naveen, is interesting, while ‘Kannodu Kanngal’ is beautifully rendered by Srinivas. ‘Oru Oorule’ sung by S.P. Charan and ‘Velai Vetti’ sung by Naresh Iyer are the other attractive numbers. S. P. Charan’s powerful rendition of Bharathi’s ‘Achamillai’ follows. ‘Nila Nila Odiva’ sung by Subiksha Richray is above average and ‘Idhu Nalla Nai’ sung by Ramanathan, Jayaprakash, Harini, Mahalakshmi and Kannish, is enjoyable. ‘Auto Kumaru’ and the title number ‘Moodar Koodam’ are sung by the music director himself. There are four more tracks on the album which are instrumentals.
What they say…
Producer and director Naveen: I am an engineer and was working in a private firm. As cinema is my passion, I left the job and worked as an assistant to Simbu Devan and later to Pandiraj. I floated my production company to make Moodar Koodam. Both Simbu Devan and Pandiraj saw the film and liked it.
Hero Rajaj: Keen to enter films, I sent my photos to cameraman-director K.V. Anand. He gave me a role in his Ko. After that I got in touch with Naveen who gave me the hero’s role in this film. I like the way director Naveen works. He has done his best with the script and the locations. He also gave me useful tips which helped me come up with a good performance.
Music director Natarajan Sankaran: I have passed the 8th grade piano exam conducted by Trinity College of Music. I am director Naveen’s friend and we worked on the music and the script simultaneously. We wanted the first song rendered by singing legend K.J. Yesudas to be included in the film. After seeking permission to use it, we asked Vijay Yesudas to sing it. But he refused and instead asked his father to sing it. It was our pleasure that the legend agreed to sing it.