What it is about…
The story of Whitefield Srinithi Productions’ Padikira Vayasula deals with the problems faced by adolescents which divert them from studies. Directed by Rajesh Kumar, who also plays the lead, the film’s cast includes Ragi, Aswatha, Usha, Shankar and Selvakumar. Rajesh has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues. R. Haribabu has scored the music. The audio of the film was released by Anand Vaidyanathan, a voice expert, in the presence of the unit members and industry bigwigs.
There are eight tracks in the album, two written by the director, two by Pachamuthu and two by the music director. One is an instrumental piece titled ‘Kuthu’ by A. Leo and Vignesh. Pachamuthu’s ‘Nan Ninaithidathane,’ sung by Dhanyashree, and ‘Penne Adi Azhagu Penne,’ sung by Aravindh, make for pleasant listening. ‘Yenai Kondru Ponai,’ sung by Jaychandran, is above average. ‘Un Perai Sonnal,’ sung by Sathyaprakash and Vanitha and written by the director, is lovely. ‘Thaye Enthan Ulagam,’ jointly written by Pachamuthu and the director, is rendered beautifully by Santhosh Hariharan. The music director himself has written and sung two impressive numbers, ‘Idhu Idhu Enna Mattramo’ and ‘Ennai Edho Edho.’
What they say…
Producer Whitefield Radhakrishnan: I am into garment exporting and real estate. Today we frequently read reports about youngsters falling in love, eloping and marrying and the girls being abandoned by their partners. The younger generation does not seem to know what is in store for them after marriage. So when director Rajesh Kumar came to me with this line, I got interested in producing the film.
Director and hero Rajesh Kumar: I have seen people of my age group falling in love on an impulse mindless of the consequences, ruining their lives and that of the girls. It’s a problem that’s common in today’s society. I wanted to take up this subject for treatment on celluloid. As I am also interested in acting, I have played the hero.
Music director R. Haribabu: I have worked as an assistant to some music directors. A keyboard artist, I was into teaching music for nearly 13 years at my institute in Bangalore. I have scored the music for two Kannada films and 25 short films. We have made use of the young talents of Vijay TV Super Singers for this album.