What it is about
Super Good Films’ Jilla has been produced by R. B. Choudary, and written and directed by R. T. Neason. The cast includes Vijay, Mohanlal, Kajal Agarwal, Suri, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Mahath, Niveditha, Sampath and Thambi Ramaiyah. The camera has been cranked by Ganesh Rajavelu, editing is by Don Max, art has been taken care of by Rajeevan and the stunts choreographed by ‘stunts’ Silvan. The story is set in Madurai and has love, sentiment and other ingredients to make it a success. The audio was released recently.
What they say
Producer R. B. Choudary: This is my 25th year in the industry and Jilla is my 85th film. I have worked with most of the top stars in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. In fact, we have introduced many newcomers who have gone on to become top directors and technicians in South India. My production company has done five films with Vijay and they are Poove Unakkaga, Love Today, Thullatha Manamum Thullum, Shajagan, and Thirupachi. This is going to be the most expensive movie from our company and we are confident it will be a mega hit.
Director R. T. Nesan: I wanted to direct Vijay, but never dreamt I would be directing both Vijay and Mohan Lal in the same movie. This was possible only because of actor Vijay. I was an assistant to directors Vincent Selva (Iraniyan) and Udhayashankar (Thavasi) and worked as a second unit director on Velayudam, as director ‘Jayem” Raja was my junior in the film institute. My first film was Muruga and Jilla is the second one.
Hero Vijay: Just when I was looking a different kind of film, I received this script from Nesan. As it is good, I feel he has a hit on hand.
Music director D. Imman: I was happy to compose the music for Jilla, as I felt it had all that it took to make it a box office success. This is my second film with Vijay. Director Nesan was clear about what he wanted me to do in the film. I am confident the music will win the hearts of not only Vijay fans but also all those who enjoy good cinema.
The album comprises six numbers, the best of which is ‘Paattu Onnu’, written by Yugabharathi and sung by S.P.Balasubramaniam and Shankar Mahadevan. ‘Verasa Pogayile’, written by Parvathy and sung by the music director himself, is good. ‘Jingunamani’, written by Viveka, and sung by K. G.Ranjith and Sunidhi Chauhan, is pleasant, while ‘Kandaangi Kandaangi’, written by Vairamuthu and sung by Vijay and Shreya Ghoshal, is a number listeners would enjoy returning to. ‘Yeppa Maama Treatu’ is a mass number written by Viveka and sung by the music director, A.V.Pooja and Snigdha Chandra, with the rap sections by Maria Roe Vincent. Last but not the least is the Jilla theme song, written by Viveka and sung by Santhosh Hariharan , Deepak, Anand and Shenbagaraj. There are also two karaoke tracks of ‘Verasa Pogayile’ and ‘Kandaangi Kandaangi’ for the benefit of listeners who wish to sing along with the music.