What it is about…

Sri Hari Movies’ Aruvikkaraiyoram, produced and directed by Bharathi Mohan, has a message. Bharathi has also played the lead, besides writing the story, screenplay and the lyrics. Bharathi Mohan, Sini, Jill, ‘Halwa’ Vasu, Subburaj, Thiraviya Pandian, Arun and Ponmudi comprise the rest of the cast. V. Thashi has scored the music. The others involved in the film are C. Shanmugam (art), Adhi (camera), Srinivas (editing) and Pattukkottai Thirugnanam (dialogues). The audio CD of the film was released by director Perarasu and received by actor Ashok.

What they say…

Producer, director and hero Bharathi Mohan: I wanted this film to convey some messages. A love story, it underlines the evils of drinking and shows how some people are forced to sell their agricultural land to real estate people and how they are neglected by their near and dear ones.

Music director V. Thashi: I got a Kerala state award in 2006 and MGR Sivaji award in 2007. Aruvikkaraiyoram is my 25th film in Tamil. I have scored the music for 27 Malayalam films and done the re-recording for more than 110 films in Oriya, Bengali and other language films. Aruvikkaraiyoram stands out for its beautiful visuals and melodious music.

Music highlights

There are five songs in the film and ‘Nan Padum Padal’ in Sivaranjani, sung by Malathi, is easily the best. The song is repeated by Ajai Sathya. ‘Kuthalathu Thanniyile’ in Sankarabharanam, sung by Karumari Karuna and Radhika, is good. ‘Thennamarathula Thenraladucha’ (Mohanam) is sung beautifully by Vinaitha and P. Bharathi Mohan. ‘Kannai Parthale’ in the voice of Vinaitha is sure to go down well with listeners.