What it is about…

KRK Movies Production’s Pongadi Neengalum Unga Kadhalum is written and directed by M.A. Ramakrishnan and produced by K.R. Kannan. While the director and Athmiya play the lead roles, the others in the cast are Karunya, Jayaprakash, Nagendiran, Sendrayan, Jayamoorthy and Murali. The music is scored by Kannan, the cinematography is by M.V. Panneerselvam and the lyrics are by Annamalai. The story of Pongadi Neengalum Unga Kadhalum is about the trust women have in men and how it sometimes proves to be a disadvantage. The audio was released by college girls and received by directors Bhagyaraj, Vikraman, Cheran, Samudirakani, Mysskin and Karu. Pazhaniappan.

What they say…

Producer K.R. Kannan: I have produced nine films, including Kalyana Kalam, Nanayam Illa Nanayam, Avan and Kalar Kanavugal, and now Pongadi Neengalum Unga Kadhalum. Director Ramakrishnan has done a good job.

Director and hero M.V. Ramakrishnan: I started out as an assistant to director K. Balachander and later worked with director Cheran. I wanted to become a director, but changed my mind when S.P. Charan asked me to play the lead in Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum. I followed it up with Gorippalayam. As a director, I’ve conveyed a message through Pongadi…, but in an entertaining manner.

Music director Kannan: I am a guitarist. I have composed more than 600 jingles and the title songs for various TV programmes. My first film as music director was Thamizh Padam, which went on to become a huge hit. Then I did Mai, Mayanginaen Thayanginaen and now Pongadi…. I have three more in the pipeline — Irandavadhu Padam, Thilagar, and A.M. Nandakumar’s directorial venture.

Music highlights: There are five numbers in the album. ‘Vaa Maa Vaa Maa’ sung by MLR. Karthikeyan and Srilekha Parthasarathy, is a high-on-energy number. ‘Ye Kaadhale Kaadhale,’ sung by Thanjai Selvi, stands out for its lyrics. The director joins Gana Bala to render ‘Oru Ponnu.’ ‘Chuda Chuda,’ sung by Haricharan and Elizabeth Malini, is fast-paced. ‘Tharu Maara,’ sung by Mukesh, wraps up the album well.