What it is about…
P. R. Entertainment's Pollangu, presented by M. Prakash and E. Ravichandran, is an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Shot in the deep forests of Kodaikanal, Thalakonam and Kerala, this movie features Ravi Rahul, Nisha Lalwani, Vishwa, Vetri, Yatra and Narayanan. The cinematography is by Vinoth, the editing by Suresh Urs and the stunts by R. K. Murali. The music is scored by Jubin and the film is directed by Gandhi Marx. The audio of the film was recently released.
Music highlights: There are five songs in the album of which three are original and two are remixed. ‘Maanattam' is a tribal song sung by Malathi, Rahul Nambiar and MLR Karthikeyan. It is written by Snehan. The song has heavy rhythm and guitar sections. The same tune has been remixed with different lyrics in ‘Puli Varuthu' sung by Roshini and MLR Karthikeyan. The next is a catchy, club number, ‘Onna Renda', written by the same lyricist and sung by Priya Himesh. The duet, ‘Kadhaley Un', is repeated twice in the album. It is written by Yugabharathi and sung by Harini and Naresh Iyer. The music director must have used live string instruments such as the santoor, the harp and the lute. The remix number with English rap is foot-tapping.
What they say…
Producers M. Prakash and E. Ravichandran: The highlights of the movie are the locations in the forests, the spine-chilling sequences and Jubin's music. The hard work of the crew must be appreciated. The best song in the film is a duet where the composer has used live instruments. We feel we have a winner in hand.
Director Gandhi Marx: I have directed two short films Salaiyora Pookal and Maankutti and a documentary film Before Sunrise. Pollangu is my first feature film, a thriller which is unusual. Entirely shot in the deep forests, the movie has the lead actors performing dare devil stunts risking their lives.
Hero Rahul: I've played an unusual role. Making the film was strenuous for the cast and the crew. I feel this film will fetch me greater recognition.
Music director Jubin: I began my career as a free-lance keyboardist. Pollangu is my third film — the other two are Vinmeengal and Pazhaya Vannarapettai, which is to be released soon. The re-recording for Pollangu was a challenging task for me; the producer and the director were impressed with it. I believe our collective effort will pay off.