What it is about…
Adharsh Studio’s Vennila Veedu has been produced by P.V. Arun and directed by Vetrimahalingam, who has also written the story and the screenplay. The hero is Senthil and the heroine, Vijayalakshmi. The camera has been handled by D. Kannan, editing by V. J. Sabu Joseph, dialogues by Inthukovilan, music by Dhanraj Manickam, art direction by G. Veeramani, and the dances by M. Sherif. The audio was released by director Cheran and the first copy was received by Thamizhachi Thangapandian and director R. K. Selvamani.
The album comprises seven songs of which ‘Silu Silu Mazhaiyum’, written by Kabilan Vairamuthu, is the best. He has also written two other good songs — ‘Naayana Oasai Ketten’, sung by Sakthishree Gopalan, and ‘Aala Athattuthu Vayasu’, sung by Velmurugan and Padamalatha. Three songs are written by the director — ‘Johny Johny’ sung by Gana Bala along with the music director Dhanraj Manickam, and ‘Johny Johny ’ with different lyrics, sung by Sathyapraksh (the former is on friendship, while the latter is about the craze for gold), and ‘Vennila Veetukulla’ the title song, rendered by Veena Arun. Incidentally, this is also the theme song and is an instrumental, with Sakthishree Gopalan humming parts of it.
What they say…
Producer P. V. Arun: I am an engineering graduate and learnt to play the mridangam and tabla while I was in college. I happened to meet director Vetrimahalingam and we got chatting about films and scripts. He outlined several stories, but I liked Vennila Veedu because of its contemporary appeal and its mix of emotions. With my corporate experience, I made the technicians and artists work to a plan and we have finished the film as scheduled and it is to be released soon.
Director Vetrimahalingam: I am an art director and have worked with none other than P. Krishnamoorthy, who is known for his expertise in the field. I joined as an assistant to director Bharathiraja in two of his films Taj Mahal and Kadal Pookkal. I directed two short films Kanneer and Pencil, which bagged awards. My first feature film was Arumbu Meesai Kurumbu Paarvai followed now by Vennila Veedu. It tells the story of how a couple from a village migrate to the city after their marriage and how they manage in an urban scenario.
Hero Senthil: I started my career as a Radio Jockey. My first film was Thavamai Thavamirundu, directed by Cheran. I acted in the popular teleserial on Vijay TV Saravanan Meenakshi. I played the hero’s role in the films Sengathu Boomiyile and Kanpesum Varthaigal. My role in Vennila Veedu was challenging, a dream come true. I am happy that the director has appreciated my performance.
Music director Dhanraj Manickam: I come from Madurai and have a recording studio there. I’ve composed the music for various short films that were telecast on the ‘Nalaya Iyakkunar’ show on Kalaignar TV. When director Vetrimahalingam listened to my tunes he liked them and asked me to score the music for his film. My next project is Sonpapadi.