Puthiya Thiruppangal

What it is about…

Sri Siva Selvanayaki Amman Movies’ Puthiya Thiruppangal, written and directed by Sringaram fame Sarada Ramanathan, features Nandaa, Dharani, Andrea, Charms, “Boys” Rajan and Surveen Chawla in important roles. Vidyasagar is the music composer; Madhu Ambat, the cameraman; Rajalakshmi, the editor ; and Sivashankar, the choreographer. Puthiya Thiruppangal is an emotional thriller, which touches upon the issue of child trafficking. The audio of the film was released by producers Kalaipuli Thanu and Thenappan, while it was received by directors Ameer, Vasanth and actor Shobana.

Music highlights:

The music director seems to have worked hard to come up with this interesting album comprising four songs. ‘Vaada Vaada Mapilla’ sung by Rahul Nambiar and Bignick is good. ‘Iru Idhayam Sernthu,’ sung by Karthick, is sure to be a hit with the listeners. ‘Yaar Indha Kulathil’ in Andrea Jeremiah’s voice makes you to listen to it again and again. ‘Oru Thuli Iru Thuli,’ Haricharan and Chinmayi, wraps up the album on a pleasant note.

What they say…

I am a garment exporter. I have earlier made a film, titled Kandaen, featuring Shanthanoo Bhagyaraj and Santhanam. I liked the way director Sarada Ramanathan dealt with the script of Puthiya Thiruppangal. I have watched her previous film Sringaram and liked it very much. Hence, I decided to back her on her second venture. The film has come out well.

Director Sarada Ramanathan: After being in the fields of culture and media for 30 years, including a stint with the Ford Foundation, I made the transition to film direction. Sringaram, released in 2007, was my debut feature and it won three National and two State Government awards. While Sringaram was categorised as an art film, Puthiya Thiruppangal is in the commercial format. Set in the 1920s, Sringaram revolved around a Devadasi and there was no scope for including stunt sequences in it. Puthiya Thiruppangal, on the other hand, is set in the present day. It’s an emotional thriller touching upon the issue of child trafficking. With all the commercial elements of cinema, it is targeted at the youth.

Hero Nandaa: I have done 14 films in Tamil. I feel the issue of child trafficking has so far not been dealt with in films. The script of Puthiya Thiruppangal has given me enough scope to show my acting skills and I must thank the director for the role. The bond between the child and me has been beautifully captured on screen.

Music director Vidyasagar: I have composed the music for nearly 325 films in all the south Indian languages and in Hindi. I am the first south Indian music director to score the music for a Hollywood film Beyond the Soul. I have won the National award for my music in the Telugu film Swarabhishekam, directed by K. Vishwanath. The songs of Puthiya Thiruppangal are being appreciated by those who have heard them. The re-recording has also come out well.