Muthunagaram

What it is about

Produced by A. Murugan, and written and directed by K. Thirupathi, L.A. Cine Arts’ Muthunagaram has Vishvaa in the lead with Asrik as his love interest. K. Thirupathi, “Boys” Rajan, Theepetti Ganesan, Ravi, Arasu, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu, “Kadhal” Dandapani, “Kadhal” Sukumar, Nandha Saravan, Poovitha and Kavitha Balaji comprise the rest of the cast. The music has been scored by Jayprakas, while the camera has been handled by Suriya. Editing is by Raj Keerthi and the stunts have been choreographed by ‘Fire’ Karthik. The story is about a person who gets involved in a crime even without realising it and becomes a victim. The audio CD of the film was released by ‘Kalai Puli’ Thanu and the first copy was received by music director Shankar Ganesh, Thenappan, and Pothys M. P. Ramasamy.

Music highlights

There are five songs in the album. The best is the first one composed in raga Charukesi. Written by Kavinpa, it begins with the line ‘Anbana Oru Varthai Amma…’ and is sung by Unnikrishnan. All the other songs are written by Jayamurasu. ‘Chandra Surian’ has the beats of a temple festival. Sung by Velmurugan and Kalpana, it is a pacy song. ‘Ennaipathi Yaar Ketta’, sung by Harish Raghavendra, is so catchy that you’d want to hear it over and over again. ‘Cheerum Puli’ is again fast-paced.

What they say…

Producer A. Murugan: I am a Tuticorin-based cement manufacturer. When my wife’s brother K. Thirupathy expressed a desire to direct a film, I decided to support the venture. We have finished the film and I am confident of its success.

Director K. Thirupathy: I have worked with various directors for 19 years but wanted to direct a film independently. With my brother-in-law’s help, I was able to finish the film in 43 days. As we are from Tuticorin, it made a convenient setting for our story and shoot.

Hero Vishvaa: The first film I was signed up for was Muthunagaram, but Oru Mazhai Nangu Saral released earlier. I owe it to my director for giving me a break and to my mother whose prayers supported me right through. I am eagerly awaiting the release of the film.

Music director Jayprakas: I come from Karungal in Kanyakumari District and began learning music when I was 10. I bagged a gold medal in the western and light music categories at an inter-collegiate competition held at Madurai Kamaraj University in 1988. I learned Carnatic music from Ponnusamy Iyer and western music from Calisto D’Souza. On completing my education, I brought out 20 albums and scored the music for two Malayalam serials. I was introduced to director K. Thirupathy, who gave me that much-needed break in filmdom. My next film is Kandanam. As of now, I have seven films on hand, four of which have been completed, while three are under production.

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