What it is about

Sakthi Screens’ Maha Maha is a romantic thriller predominantly filmed in Australia. A windmill engineer from India goes to work in a small town in Australia where he falls in love with an Australian girl. Later he finds that the girl is being pursued by the local police and he himself is suspected in a murder case. The film marks the debut of most of the cast and the crew. Mathivanan Sakthivel, Melissa, Indira, ‘Nizhalgal’ Ravi, Meera Krishnan, Sharmili and Anupama Kumar comprise the cast. The music is by ‘Pavalar’ Siva, the cinematography is by Prem L Premavan, the editing is by Suresh Urs and the lyrics are penned by Thenmozhi Das. The film is produced, written and directed by Mathivanan Sakthivel.

Producer, director and hero Mathivanan Sakthivel: I have directed the film and played the lead in it. Since this is my first movie, I did a short course in filmmaking in Sydney before taking up this venture. Ilaiyaraja released the first CD and it was received by the unit members.

Music director Pavalar Siva: I am ‘Isaignani’ Ilaiyaraja’s brother Pavalar Varadarajan’s son. After composing the tunes, I gave the first CD to Ilaiyaraja. He told me that he was impressed with the songs and blessed the whole unit. I have done re-recording for four films in Tamil and for half a dozen films in Oriya.

Music Highlights: There are only three songs in the album, all of which are pleasing to the ears. ‘Ennamo Pannuthe’ is sung by Prasanna and Prasanthi, while ‘Agaramodu Lagaram’ is sung by Prasanthi, Priya and Vallavan. Pavalar Siva’s rendition of the title number ‘Maha Maha’ is good.