What it is about…
Five Star Films’ Naiyaandi is produced by S. Kadiresan and written and directed by A. Sargunam. This comedy features Dhanush, Nazriya Nasrin, ‘Pyramid’ Natrajan, Meera Krishnan, Sriman, Sathyan, Singam Puli, Imman Annachi, Manobala, Charlie and Adukalam Naraen. The camera has been cranked by Velraj, the music has been scored by M. Gibran, art is by Vijay Murugan and editing by Raja Mohammad.
There are six songs in the album of which ‘Teddy Bear’, sung by Dhanush and written by Viveka, stands out. Then comes the impressive ‘Ae Le Le’, written by Arivumathi and sung by Leon D’Souza and Sundar Narayan Rao. ‘Munnadi Porapulla’, written by Karthik Neha and sung by Divya Kumar, Shweta Mohan and Gold Devaraj, leaves a lasting impression. ‘Inikka Inikka’, written by the same lyricist, and sung by Suzanne D’Mello, Padmalatha and Nivas accompanied by the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, makes for pleasant listening. ‘Marriage Marriage’, rendered by Sundar Narayan Rao and written by Ve. Ramasamy, is a song listeners are sure to hum. ‘Yendi Padhagathi’, written by Devendran and sung by Gold Devaraj, wraps up the album.
What they say…
Producer S. Kathiresan: I have distributed the audios of more than 200 Tamil films and have produced two films Pollathavan and Aadukalam, both starring Dhanush in the lead. This is my third film with the actor. His flair for comedy is evident in this film.
Director A. Sargunam: This is my third film after Kalavani and Vagai Sooda Vaa and when my good friend Dhanush gave us the dates I didn’t want to miss the opportunity. So I finished the shoot in 48 days. We shot 70 per cent of Naiyaandi in Kumbakonam, 20 per cent in Thanjavur and 10 per cent in Pollachi. Two songs were cranked in Switzerland. The film is a laugh riot and Dhanush’s sense of comedy is remarkable. His dialogue delivery and his timing are good. There is no serious situation in the film and people can come to the theatre just for a laugh.
Hero Dhanush: I am confident that director Sargunam will surely give me a hit film. His previous films were much talked about in the industry. When he told me Naiyaandi was a comedy script I assumed that it would not entirely be a light-hearted film. But when I heard the script I realised that this was an out-and-out comedy.
Music director M. Gibran: I’ve passed the Grade VIII examination in piano (theory and practical) conducted by the Trinity College of Music, London. I’ve composed the music for more than 800 advertisement films. As I was keen to compose for feature films, I wanted to equip myself for it, and hence, joined Lasalle College of Arts in Singapore and studied composition for three years. In Chennai, director A. Sargunam of Kalavani fame became a friend. He invited me to score the music for his next film Vagai Sooda Vaa, which was also a box office success. I went on to compose the music for Vathikuchi and Kuttippuli and now for Naiyaandi.