What it is about…
PGS Film International’s debut venture is Kolagalam produced and directed by P.G. Surendran, who has also written the story and screenplay. His son Amal plays the hero, and Saranya Mohan, the heroine. The others in the cast are Pandiarajan, ‘Ganja’ Karuppu, Devadarshini, Meera Krishnan, ‘Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram, Manobala, V.K.R. Rahu and Vishwanth. The camera is handled by K.S. Selvaraj, the music is composed by Bharani, and the editing is by Suresh Ars. The audio of the film was released by producer K.E. Gnanavelraja and received by the whole unit. Kolagalam is a love story with a difference.
There are four songs in the album. ‘Minda Disturb,’ written by music director Bharani and sung by Mano, is the best. The remaining three are written by Viveka and they are good — ‘Kannula Unna’, sung by Sriram Parthasarathy and Sumithra, ‘Sema Sema’ sung by Karthick and ‘Yelaea Yelae’ sung by Anuradha Sriram and Mukesh.
What they say…
Producer and director P.G. Surendran: It’s my passion for cinema that brought me to Chennai from Tiruchi. I joined as an assistant to Vietnam Veedu Sundaram, when he was directing films. When things did not look up, I went back to Tiruchi and after nearly 20 years I’ve returned to produce and direct this movie. The title Kolagalam denotes joy, happiness and fulfilment. I am happy to have made my guru Vietnam Veedu Sundaram act in the movie along with Pandiarajan and Manobala, who are also directors. The film will certainly make viewers happy.
Hero Amal: After my graduation in Visual Communication, I was looking at an opportunity to enter films. My father was also interested in making my entry into the industry big as he had missed the bus when he was young. So I started learning stunts from Dhalapathi Dinesh and dances from Sivashankar master. When everything fell into place, we set out shooting for Kolagalam and have completed it successfully.
Music director Bharani: When director Surendran told me the story I felt that it was an interesting subject. While doing the re-recording, I realised here was a film that could succeed at the box office. I have done 27 films in Tamil and this is my 28th.