What it is about…

Mystic Films’ Yazh, produced and directed by M.S. Anand, is set in Sri Lanka. The cast includes Vinoth Kishan, Sashi Subramaniam, Misha Goshal, Leema Babu, Rakshana (child artiste) and Veera Santhanam. The camera is handled by A. Karuppaiya and Nazeer, while the music is scored by S.N. Arunagiri. The editing is by LVK Das and the art director is Rembon Balraj.

The audio was released by Keyar, president, Tamil Film Producers’ Council, and the first CD was received producer Rajan.

What they say….

Producer-director M.S. Anand: I migrated to Australia some 20 years ago. I spent five years learning filmmaking, scriptwriting and direction in Sydney and Melbourne. I made a few short films just to gain experience, which were screened at various international film festivals. Yazh is only the next step in that direction.

Hero Vinoth Kishan: I entered the industry as a child artiste through the film Nanda and later graduated to multi-star cast films in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. When Yazh came my way, I grabbed it as it was not only challenging but also interesting. I was expected to speak Eelam Tamil in the film. I managed to do my own dubbing. I think I have done justice to the role.

Music director S.N. Arunagiri: I am a keyboard player and have worked under various music directors. Besides jingles, I have composed one song each for Sundattam and Kaliyugam. Then Golisoda, and now Yazh.

Music Highlights: There are eight songs in the album. The opening song, ‘Sivayanama Namasivaya,’ written by Mani Amuthavan, who has also sung it with Siva and Sriram, scores. It sounds like an invocatory number.

Yazh Bharathi has written four numbers — ‘Eppan Eppanai’ sung by Namitha, ‘Panaimarakkadai’ sung by Yasin, ‘Yazh Azhage’ sung by Harish and ‘Keechi Machil ‘ sung by Vandana — all are good.

C. Balakumaran has written ‘Poovarasampoovai’ and ‘Vizhu Vanile’ sung by Yasin. Nedunchezian has written ‘Eezhathayin’ sung beautifully by Charles Raj and Vandana.