What it is about…

Thrilok Productions’ Sooraiyadal is a family drama laced with suspense. Sribalaji plays the hero, and Leema Babu and Gayathri, the heroines. The film is produced by Thrilok Surendran Pillai Pandalam and directed by Thamara Kannan. The film has cinematography by Akilesh, music composed by Mithun Eshwar, editing by V.T. Sreejith, and stunts by ‘Action’ Prakash The first audio CD was released by ‘Five Star’ Vijaykumar and received by actor Vijay Sethupathi in the presence of director I.V. Sasi.

What they say…

Producer Thrilok Surendran Pillai Pandalam: I am an NRI businessman and have earlier made Sahasram, a film in Malayalam starring Suresh Gopi. This is my first film in Tamil. When I heard the story I was very much impressed and wanted to produce it.

Director Thamara Kannan: I have experience working in various visual media and have assisted film directors such as I.V. Sasi, Sajan, Mohan Kupleri and A.M. Nazeer on Malayalam and Tamil teleserials. Sooraiyadal is a different film.

Hero Sribalaji: I am an automobile engineer and have acted in Adukalam and Engaeyum Eppothum. Sooraiyadal is my first movie as hero. It has all the right ingredients to succeed at the box office.

Music director Mithun Eshwar: I have completed my piano and violin courses from Trinity College of Music, London. I composed music for Malayalam films, Oru Nunakkadha and Black Coffee. Now I am doing two Tamil films, one Hindi and one Telugu. When Sooraiyadal came my way, I just accepted it as I felt it had the potential to showcase my musical prowess.

Music Highlights: The six-track album opens with ‘Adiye’, a rather sombre number written by Mohan Rajan and rendered soulfully by Sooraj Santhosh. ‘Salapula Salapula’ by the same lyricist follows in the composer’s haunting voice. The same song comes as a remix in the end. Naga Maneci has written the other three numbers. “Oru Minnal” is a beautiful rendition by Latha Krishna. There is another version of ‘Oru Minnal’ sung by the composer. Characterised by fast beats and a mix of Indian musical instruments such as the tabla and udukkai, the track is interesting. ‘Anbodu Mudivathamma’ is a delightful duet by Deepak and Anu Lekshmi.