Audio launch of Masaani


What it is about…

Sri Green Productions’ Masaani, directed by K. Padmaraja and LGR, features Ramki, Roja, Iniya, Akil, Sijarose, Sarathbabu, Y.G. Mahendran, ‘Black’ Pandi, ‘Adukalam’ Naren, Manobala, Chittibabu, Uma Padmanabhan, Vasu Vikram, Alva Vasu, Bonda Mani and Rajendranath. The music is scored by N. Fazil. The first audio CD of the film was released by Sarath Kumar and received by actors Nalini and Nirosha, playback singer L.R. Eswari, producer Kameela Nasser and director Brinda Das on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The storyline of Masaani has a supernatural element to enhance interest.

Music highlights

There are six numbers in the album. ‘Uyir Ragam,’ sung by Chitra and Puvan and written by Piraisoodan, stands out for its lyrical value. ‘Malli Malli,’ written by Kabilan and sung by Krishnaraj, is folksy. Na. Muthukumar’s ‘Yedho Yedho,’ rendered by Swetha Mohan and Haricharan, makes for a good listen. Madhan Karky’s ‘Nan Pada’ in Chinmayi’s voice follows next. ‘Aatha Ingey,’ written by Mukilan and sung by Mukesh, is the kind of song listeners would groove to. The last one is the theme music by Kamalakar.

What they say…

Producer M.S. Sharavanan: Though I am in the landscaping business, my father and grandfather were involved in cinema and we also own a theatre. Naturally, their interest in cinema has rubbed off on me. I set up Sri Green Productions and went ahead with producing my first film Masaani.

Directors Padmaraja and LGR: I wrote the story and when I was doing the screenplay, my friend LGR pitched in with some dialogues. I decided to jointly direct the film with him as we both have enough experience in the industry. I have worked under directors R.C. Sakthi, Bharathi Mohan and Sundar K.Vijayan. LGR was with director Boopathi Pandian and has directed a film titled Anbuthozhi.

Hero Akil: Kaloori marked my debut and I followed it up with Valmiki and Nandhi. As the last two did not do well at the box office, I was a little dejected. This is my first commercial film and I am privileged to share screen space with experienced actors such as Y. G. Mahendran, Ramki and Roja. I must thank Y.G., who helped me a lot to improve my looks and dialogue delivery.

Music director N. Fazil: I am a keyboard player. I am the fourth generation musician in my family. My great grandfather T.M. Ibrahim was a music director and my grandfather Sattar is a dilruba player, who has worked with various music directors, including M.S. Viswanathan. My father is Navaz Khan who is a keyboard player for the past 35 years and now I have entered the industry. I am a student of Trinity College of Music, London. When I showed what I am capable of to producer Sharavanan, he immediately asked me to work on the tunes, which I did to the satisfaction of the director.

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