Keeping it real
Love others as you'll love yourself — that's the message of director Prabhu Solomon's (of Laadam fame) seventh film Myna. “I've tried to portray all characters, scenes and situations as naturally as possible, so that the audience becomes part of the film. You'll see scenes, as you will in real life — no zoom, panning shots, gimmicks or special effects. Also, D. Imman's background score will add to the realistic touch in scenes, with less dialogues,” says the director. The film stars Anakha and Viddarth.
Sadly, actor Murali never got to watch his 100th film Kavasam. Says director M.S. Manimaran: “Murali told me this was the first time he was playing a police officer. He was quite taken up with the characterisation. Kavasam is about a misunderstanding between two people. A rowdy chases the hero, assuming the hero's responsible for his brother's death. Aware of the truth, a police officer (Murali) chases the rowdy. Of course, peace prevails, but not before some mayhem.” Sai and Brinda play the lead.
The brave and the meek
Director A.R. Sailesh's initial offering in Tamil and Telugu, Bhagavan is full of action and love. Starring Yuvaraj, Udhayatara and Varshini, the movie begins in a village, meanders to the city and ends back in the village. “The film's highlight is its climax. The film's message is — ‘Everyone who brandishes a knife is not brave; and those who don't are not necessarily meek'. Society takes people at face value, but circumstances help one get to know the real person.”
Young at heart
In Oru Thuli Punnagai, the hero is an eight-year-old trapped in a 25-year-old's body. Along comes a rich girl who falls in love with him and wants to marry him. It gets more complex when another girl enters his life. Says director Rajarishi: “The film explores the world of an eight-year-old and his emotions when two girls shower him with love. How he copes with this forms the crux of the film.”
When the winds blow
After his last outing Koodal Nagar, director Seenu Ramasamy explores the scenic locations of a village near Theni for his next, Thenmaerku Paruvakaatru. “Actually, the landscape is the film's hero; it plays an integral part. The title is symbolic of the wind that blows from both directions. The film explores the mother-son relationship.” We assume the other wind blows from heroine Vasundhara's direction! “Most of the scenes do not have dialogues, just facial expressions,” says Ramasamy.