What it is about…
Sanjana Cine Arts’ Neengatha Ennam, produced by A. Sunjety Prakaash and directed by Shajahan, features Jayanth (son of actor Banuchander) and Ankitha in the lead. Jayaprakash, Saranya Ponvannan, ‘Thalaivasal’ Vijai, T.P. Gajendran, Meera Krishnan and Vaijayanthi lend support. Mohanaraman (camera), Imanuel Satheesh (music), Na. Muthukumar (lyrics), Shankar (editing), Michael E. Sekar (art) and Jaguar Thangam (stunts) are the others involved in the project. The audio of the movie was released recently.
‘Manasil’ is a lovely melody with a western classical touch sung by Karthick and Priya Himesh.
‘Rakamma’ is a fast-paced folk number by Naveen Madhav and Priyadharshini with an interesting rhythm section. ‘Kathiruntha Kadhal,’ sung by Haricharan and Saindhavi, has a modern chord progression.
‘I love you’ is an appealing hip hop number sung by Ranjith and Megha, with the rap portions by Srik. ‘Pathirikai’ sung by MLR. Karthikeyan and Chinmayi is in North Indian folk style with good percussion backing.
What they say…
Producer A. Sunjeiy Prakaash: I am in the real estate business in Coimbatore. I liked the storyline and immediately gave the go-ahead for the project. Now, the film is in the post-production stage. I saw the rushes and I am impressed.
Director Shajahan: When I narrated the story to the producer, he liked it. We finished shooting the film in a short period. Considering how it has shaped up, I feel, it will be a success.
Hero Jayanth: I never thought of entering the film industry. I got my first break in Telugu with Chedugudu and then did Margazhi 16 in Tamil. I’ve now done Neengatha Ennam, a beautiful story that balances love with the responsibilities a boy has towards his family.
Music director Immanuel Sathish: I started learning western and Indian classical music from the age of five. I also learnt to play the keyboard, the guitar and the drums. A singer and dancer and sometimes a model, I have scored the music for Christian devotional albums and a couple of short films, one of them Fear got an award. The director and the producer are happy with my music for the film.