What it is about…

Fox Star Studios and A.R. Murugadoss Productions are jointly coming out with Vathikuchi, written and directed by P. Kinslin. The cast includes Dileepan, Anjali, ‘Pattimandram’ Raja, Saranya Ponvannan, Sampath, Ravi Mariya, Jayaprakash, Jagan, Sriranjani and Satheesh. M. Ghibran has scored the music. The first audio CD was released by actor Vijay in the presence of the unit members. The story is about a crime that takes place in broad daylight in the midst of a crowd.

Music highlights

There are nine songs in the album of which four are karaoke and one, the theme. ‘Kuru Kuru,’ written by Na. Muthukumar and sung by Sundar Narayana Rao, is good. ‘Amma, Wake Me Up,’ written by Pa. Vijay and the director, is based on Sivaranjani raga and sung by Sruthi, Anitha and Shabir. The rap portions are by Shabir who has also written it. An interesting number, it captures all that happens in a day in a girl’s life. ‘Kanna Kanna’ written by Arivumathi and sung by Sundar Narayana Rao is pleasing. ‘Ari Unnai,’ sung by Shabir with back-up vocals by Sai Charan and written by Yugabharathi, is good. The theme music is performed by Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra.

What they say…

Producer A.R. Murugadoss: After Engaeyum Eppodum, we wanted to give aspiring directors and technicians opportunities. When my assistant director Kinslin mentioned this storyline, I thought it would make a good film and asked him to work on the screenplay.

Director P. Kinslin: I worked under A. Venkatesh for some time and then joined Murugadoss. I was with him for six years. When I expressed my desire to direct a film, he listened to my storyline and asked me to go ahead with the project. After seeing the rushes of the first schedule, he messaged me: ‘What I heard has been depicted well on celluloid. If music is incorporated, it will take the film to the next level.’ If Vathikuchi succeeds at the box office, it will pave the way for many new-finds to become directors and technicians.

Hero Dileepan: My brother Murugadoss’ assistant directors know me well. I was on the marketing side. When Kinslin chose me for the role, I informed my brother about it. He told me, “It’s not easy to enter filmdom and even more difficult to sustain your position. So work hard and repose trust in the director who has given you the break.” After being selected, I enrolled for dance, stunt and acting classes in Koothu-p-pattarai. This instilled in me the confidence to face the camera without any inhibition. As I play a share auto driver, I drove the vehicle for a few days to get a feel of it.

Music director M. Ghibran: This is my second film after Vaagai Sooda Va. Before entering movies, I scored the music for more than 800 advertisements shorts, 12 short and documentary films and 10 serials for Singapore TV in Chinese, Malay and Tamil languages. Vathikuchi has all the right ingredients to click at the box office.