What it is about

Raattinam Pictures’ Ettuthikkum Mathayanai is about love between a TV compere and an unemployed youth. Produced and directed by K.S. Thangasamy, the film features Sathya, Sreemukhi, Laguparan, Durga, Banuchander, Sam Anderson and Thangasami. The music is composed by Manu Ramesan. The first audio CD was released by director Bharathiraja and received by the whole unit.

What they say…

Producer-director K.A. Thangasamy: I came to the film industry to act but ended up as an assistant director. My first directorial venture was Raattinam, which got me critical acclaim. Now I am ready with Ettuthikkum Mathayanai, a love story with a difference.

Hero Sathya: I am Arya’s brother and this is my second film after Puthagam. Ettuthikkum Mathayanai is a simple story with a touch of romance, sentiment and thrill. After this, I am doing Amara Kaviyam.

Music director Manu Ramesan: I finished my 8th grade in piano at the Royal School of Music, U.K. Then I scored music for a couple of films in Malayalam. My first film in Tamil was Pidichirukku, then I did Raattinam and now Ettuthikkum Mathayanai.

Music Highlights: There are 10 songs in the album of which five are written by the director. The first one ‘Asanthuputtene’, written by the director and sung by Anoop Shankar, has an earthy, folk feel to it. ‘Kathiruppen’ sounds like a gospel song. A good composition, the singers Remya and Sherdin seem to share a good rapport. ‘Vedikkithu Vedikkithu’ sounds cinematic. The song can be best enjoyed with visuals. ‘Yenguthu Manasu’ is a lovely song that comes twice. While one version is rendered by Geethanjali Kelath, the other is by Vineeth Kumar. The title number ‘Ettuthikkum Madhayaanai,’ rendered by Anoop Shankar, has solid lyrics by Francis Kirupa. Another song by the same lyricist is ‘Pipi,’ sung by Jeevan. The oppari in ‘Aalamaram,’ sung and written by Ambai Shanmugham, tugs at your heart strings. The orchestration is kept to the minimum here. ‘Champak Champak’ with peppy vocals by Suchit Sureshan and Viji Vishwanathan can be termed the pick of the album. ‘Nellai Cheemaiyithu’ has something different to offer. Hearing it for the first time, you could spot many interesting sounds — a moving train, a siren and sizzling dosas — the track hooks you.