What it is about…

Yash Raj Films’ Aaha Kalyanam is produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Gokul Krishna. Nani plays the hero and Vaani Kapoor, the heroine. Maneesh Sharma has written the story, Habib Faisal, the screenplay and Rajiv Rajaram, the dialogues. Dharan Kumar is the music director and Loganathan Srinivasan is the cinematographer. The story revolves around interesting incidents that happen during a marriage. The audio was released by popular singer Usha Uthup.

What they say…

Producer Aditya Chopra: I am the eldest son of the late Yash Chopra, eminent filmmaker. My directorial ventures include Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Mohabbatein (2000), and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008). When I decided to do a film in Tamil, I approached director Gokul Krishna and he has done a good job.

Director A. Gokul Krishna: I am a commerce graduate from Madurai. I worked as an associate to director Vishnu Vardhan in Arindhum Ariyamalum, Pattiyal, Billa and Sarvam. Now I have taken up directing Aaha Kalyanam, which is Yashraj Films' maiden project in the South.

Hero Nani: I started my career in the industry as an assistant director. An advertisement featuring me led to my first acting assignment Ashta Chamma in Telugu. But it was S. S. Rajamouli's Nan E in Tamil that made me popular. Now comes Aaha Kalyanam again in Tamil, from a renowned production house.

Music director Dharan Kumar: I started working as an assistant to composer Harris Jayaraj in films such as Kaakha Kaakha, Chellame and Anniyan. With a dream debut in director K. Bhagyaraj’s Parijaatham, the song ‘Unnai Kandaene’ was listed among the top ten songs of the year. In 2012, the songs of Poda Podi became a chartbuster. I also composed the theme song for the 2010 Challenger Beach Volleyball Championship held in Chennai. Inge Enna Soludhu is to be released this week which will be followed by Aaha Kalyanam.

Music Highlights: There are ten numbers in the album; all written by Madan Karky, except for one by Thamarai. The best is ‘Koottali Koottali,’ sung by Usha Uthup and Benny Dayal. Thamarai’s ‘Mazhaiyin Saaralil,’ sung by Swetha Mohan and Naresh Iyer, is high on melody. Haricharan teams up with Sunidhi Chauhan to sing an enchanting number ‘Bon Bon’. ‘Padhiye Padhiye’ is a charming song that comes twice — once by Abhay Jodhpurkar and then by Sakthishree Gopalan. The other interesting numbers are ‘Double Ah Double Ah’ sung by Naresh Iyer, ‘Kadha Kadha’ sung by Chinmayee and ‘Honeyae Honeyae’ Supriya Ramalingam. The title track, an instrumental one, is a wonderful composition. ‘Thala Thala,’ sung by Nivas and M.M. Manasi, packs a punch.