Director Vijay ensures that events associated with his films are interesting. A case in point — the invite for the audio launch of his next film Thaandavam . It illustrates the seven thaandavas — Ananda, Sandhya, Kaliga, Vijaya, Rudra, Oordha, and Uma Thaandavam — of Lord Shiva, with corresponding images from the film.

And, it looks as if those invited for the launch (at the Chennai Trade Centre on August 15) are in for a treat — they will be presented with a chocolate gun. Guests will also get an opportunity to try their hand at action games such as shooting and rope climbing.

Says Vijay: “The focus of the event will be G.V. Prakash, as this is his 25th film. He has done a fabulous job.”

The voice that charms

Director-cum-music director Gangai Amaran continues to charm with his voice. Apparently, he did such a fabulous job of rendering a song for the film Paathai that those present during the recording were moved.

The film’s said to emphasise that there is always hope and therefore, suicide is not an option. The song rendered by Gangai Amaran was on the love of a mother, and recorded at A.R. Rahman’s studio. Music for the film has been scored by Sai Bhoopathy.

Drawn to the supernatural

The dubbed version of director Osho Thulasiram’s Telugu supernatural thriller Mangala that featured Charmi in the lead and which did brisk business at the box-office in Andhra Pradesh, is all set to hit screens in Tamil Nadu as Sivangi.

About how he conceived the idea for the film, the director says: “I was returning from Srisailam when I met a few aghoris. That was when I thought of the climax of this film. From the climax, I worked backwards and developed the entire script.”