What it is about…
The story, screenplay, dialogue and direction of Thangammal Movie Makers’ Gnana Kirukkan are by Elayadevan. Daniel Balaji has an important role. New-find Jega is the hero and the two heroines are Archana Kavi and Susmitha. The other important roles are performed by Senthi, Thambi Ramaiah, Sevvazhai, Uma and master Srinivasan. The camera is handled by S. Selvakumar, the music is composed by Thajnoor, while the art is taken care of R. Murali. Editing is by Raja Mohammad. ‘Knockout’ Nanda has choreographed the stunts. The film, based on a true story, is about how an individual successfully overcomes several odds in life. The audio CD of the film was launched by director Bharathiraja and the first copy was received by R. Parthipan.
There are six songs in the film. The best is ‘Yaarai Nambi’ in raga Keeravani, written by Yugabharathi and sung by Madhu Balakrishnan. ‘Madhura Marikozhundhe’ in Kapi is written by Arivumathi and rendered by Haricharan and Sainthavi. Kabilan has penned the lyrics of ‘Munnuru Naal’. Set in Keeravani, Swetha brings out all the emotions in this song. ‘Otha Usura Kondu Vandhom’, written by Mohan Rajan and sung by Veerashankar and Jayamoorthy, is pleasant. The same lyricist has written the touching ‘Kanneera Edapoda’ which is sung by Nivas and Pooja. ‘Sada Sada Siva’, written by Na. Muthukumar and sung by Mukesh, is sure to attract listeners with its Punjabi beats.
What they say…
Producer and director Elayadevan: I come from Enamkiliyoor in Tiruvarur District. I began writing poetry at age 7. I left my home at the age of 13 and tried my hand at various jobs. I eventually landed in Chennai testing my luck in cinema as an assistant director. But I was unsuccessful. After a few years I decided to produce my own movie and started a company in my mother’s name Thangammal Movie Makers. Gnana Kirukkan is the story of my own life. The film has been completed and I am eager for its early release.
Hero Jega: I am pursuing a course in civil engineering at Sathyabama University in Chennai. Director Elayadevan invited me to audition for the lead role in Gnana Kirukkan and that’s how I landed the role. It’s my debut and I hope I have done justice to the character I play.
Music director Tajnoor: This is my seventh film in Tamil, besides one film in Telugu. Director Elayadevan heard my compositions in Vamsam, my first film, and asked me to compose the music for Gnana Kirukkan. After Vamsam, I scored the music for Ethan, Ayiram Muthangaludan Thenmozhi and now I am busy with Adithalam, Swasame, Mallukattu, Athuvera Ethuvera, Gatham Gatham and a couple of Telugu movies. I am happy that the audio of Gnana Kirukkan is receiving a good response from various quarters.