What it is about…

Gururaja International has produced its first Tamil film Nanum En Jamunavum. Actor Banuchander’s son Jeyanth plays the hero, while Bengali actor Poulami who enters the Tamil film industry with this, plays Jamuna. Popular actor Mugesh plays the villain for the first time. The other artistes are Vimal Raj, Kosri, ‘Delhi’ Ganesh, Pandu, ‘Kadhal’ Saravanan, ‘Surli’ Manohar, Sakila and Natesan. “Vedam Pudithu” Rabi Devendran has scored the music, while Vijaya Ramesh is the cinematographer and Madan Mohan, the editor. Gururaja has written the story, screenplay and dialogue, and directed the film along with Jayatamil. The audio was recently released by producer Thanu and received by Abirami Ramanathan.

Music highlights

There are seven tracks in the album, one of which is the theme. ‘Meesai Paiya,’ written by Pa. Vijay and sung by Thippu and Saindhavi, is the best. Another good song by the same lyricist is ‘Kollaiadi,’ sung by Mathangi set to ragas Aaberi and Nata Bhairavi. ‘Nalladhuko,’ written by Paatheral Ilamaran and sung by Arun Kshatriya and Shanmuga Sundaram, is also interesting. ‘Kulir Panimedai,’ written by Muniapparaj, is sung beautifully by Karthik. If ‘Boomiyai,’ written by Sheik Dhasan and sung by Mahalingam, is an attractive track in Subha Panthuvarali, ‘Avundhu Pochu,’ written by Snehan, is an item song by Karpagam.

What they say…

Producer and director Gururaja: I have distributed over 800 films in Tamil and English. I was waiting for the right moment to venture into direction. When I decided to make Nanum En Jamunavum, my friend Jayatamil, who has been in the field for more than a decade, joined me in direction. He has worked with directors R. Madesh and Santhosh. I have seen the rushes and am sure the film will keep the audience glued to their seats.

Hero Jeyanth: I am veteran actor Banu Chander’s son. My first Tamil film was Margazhi 16 and many appreciated my performance in it. I have also acted in a Telugu film. The screenplay of Nanum En Jamunavum has several intense scenes where I can display my acting skills.

Music director Rabi Devendran: Born and brought up in Vadakarai, near Srivilliputhur, I took lessons in Carnatic and Hindustani music under Sivagiri, Seema Durai and Madhusoodhanan and in Western music under Thompson. I was introduced to the field by actor-director R. Sundarrajan through the film Mannukul Vairam. The story of Nanum En Jamunavum had the potential to portray varied emotions and the screenplay had plenty of silent moments enabling me to fill them with music.