Director Shankar’s I is in the last leg of shooting. Vikram, playing the lead, is said to be a body builder in the film. Apparently, he sports two looks — one portly and another with a six-pack ab. Shankar has roped in Upen Patel, a Britain-born Indian actor, to play an important role in the movie. Amy Jackson is paired with Vikram. A.R. Rahman scores the music for this film produced by Aascar Film’s Ravichandran.

Melody rules!

Looks like we are inching back to the days when films brimmed with songs. Music director V. Thashi says, “When producers approach me, they request for a lot of songs. For the film Thirugnanasambandar, I have composed 14 songs; 11 for En Per Kumarasamy; 10 for Kaanum Kanavugal; and seven each for Aruvikkarai Oram and Odum Megangale. And melody rules, since it lingers in listeners’ minds for long.” Incidentally, Thashi has composed music for over 60 films and re-recorded for over 170 films across Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Bengali, Assam and Bojpuri, and for the English film Under The Sky.