What it is about

How chit fund companies take gullible investors for a ride is the premise of Hogenakkal, made under the banner Ezhil Productions. The film is written and directed by M.R. Murthy. Featuring A.Thamizhvanan, Jothinanda, Prithvi, Sravya, Uma Padmanaban, Nalini, Latha Rao, ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi, Delhi Ganesh, ‘Kadhal’ Dhandapani, Kiran Manohar, Black Pandi and Anand, Hogenakkal has cinematography by P.G.Vettri, music composed by Saran Prakash, editing by P. Mohanraj and art by Durai Varman.

What they say…

Producer and hero A. Thamizhvanan: I entered the film industry with the aim of becoming an actor. I did act in around six Kannada films and in fact played the lead in one of them. When director Murthy told me and a couple of my friends this storyline, we felt it was socially relevant and hence backed the project.

Director Murthy M.R.: I worked as an assistant to various Kannada directors and did two films each in Tamil and Kannada. In Tamil, after Ponmagal Vanthal and Thullum Ila Nenje, this is my third.

Music director Saran Prakash: I am a product of the Music College, Adyar. I can also play the keyboard and the drums. I have done a lot of stage shows. This is my debut feature. Hope the audience enjoys the film and the music.

Music Highlights: There are five songs in the album. The opening song, ‘Poove Poove,’ is a wonderful rendition by Harish Raghavendra and Nimmi. This soft, romantic number is written by Pavalur Ezhilvanan. ‘Quattarukku Mattervenum,’ written by Thendral Senthil and sung by Mukesh and Chinna Ponnu, is a high-on-energy, mass number. ‘Chinna Vennila’ is a melodious track by the same lyricist and sung by Prasanna and Amrutha. Viveka has written ‘Unnile Paadhi Naan,’ a touching number that comes twice in the album. While Vijay Yesudas and Nimmi render it the first time, it has another version by the veteran S.P. Balasubramaniam.