What it is about…

Prakashraj Productions’ Un Samayal Araiyil is the remake of the Malayalam hit Salt N’ Pepper. The cast includes Prakash Raj, Sneha, Tejus, Samyuktha, Thambi Ramaiah, Oorvasi, Aiswarya and Kumaravel. Preetha is the cinematographer. The music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja and the lyrics are by Pazhani Bharathi. The dances are choreographed by Pony Verma. The audio was released by Ilaiyaraaja and received by the whole unit of the film.

What they say…

Producer, director and hero Prakash Raj: Directing is a creative job and I am happy to do it. As I am directing only one film at a time, I am relaxed. I am blessed to work with maestro Ilaiyaraaja for the second time; our first film together was Dhoni. The maestro has given me some wonderful tunes.

Music director Ilaiyaraaja: Prakash wanted a song that would have all things associated with the kitchen. We sat down to write the lines for it. Usually, when I leave the recording theatre I forget music and try to concentrate on other things. But for the first time, I was thinking only about the song. The very next day, when I was having a bath, the line flashed through my mind. I immediately rushed to the studio, called Prakash and told him about it. He said that was what he needed and used it as the opening line of the song, ‘Intha Porapputhan’.

Music Highlights: There are four songs in the album and one could feel the maestro’s enthusiasm in each. The last one, ‘Kaatru Veliyil’, sung by Ilaiyaraaja, is the best. ‘Intha Porapputhan’ sung by Kailash Kher is an interesting track about what one craves for in life. Pazhani Bharathi’s lines for the song are striking. ‘Eeramai Eeramai’, sung by Ranjit and Vibhavari, is attractive, while ‘TherindhoTheriyamalo’ sung by Karthik and Ramya is another melody that has the distinct stamp of Ilaiyaraaja.