What it is about…
Edition Universal Entertainments’ Sokkali is produced by T. Navarasan and G. Devarajan and directed by A. Sarana, who made Thullum Kalam earlier. Chaitanya and Swasika are playing the leads, with ‘Ganja’ Karuppu, Sona, City Babu, Karate Raja and Mohan Raman. The music is by S. A. Rajkumar, cinematography by J. Mohan, editing by Mahavishnu, and art direction by Nanda Kumar. Set around a man who dupes young girls by promising them marriage, the film traces how one girl finds out and successfully gets the better of him.
Of the five songs in the album, the best one is ‘Kammakarai Orathile’, written by T. Navarasan and sung by Chithra. ‘Shokku Shokku’, written by the director and sung by Ranjith and S. A. Rajkumar is also good, while ‘A Chakarakatti’ written by Na. Muthu Kumar and sung by Priya Prakash is really interesting. ‘Vadi Vadi Vachikkiraen’, with lyrics from the music director and sung by Sigithsuresh and Priyadarshini is quite melodious, as is ‘Varaavathi Oram’ written by S. A. Raj Kumar and sung by Mansi.
What they say…
Producers T. Navarasan & G. Devarajan: We are in the real estate business. When we met A. Sarana, he told us the story of this film. The film has a message and we liked the way the screenplay runs without any vulgarity. We wanted to produce the film and told the director to go ahead with the shooting.
Hero Chaithanya: I have acted in minor roles in Vallavan and Jaggubhai. I also did the lead in the Tamil serial Alagana Nattkal for Kalaignar TV. In Sokkali, my character Prem is a VJ and rich playboy, who flirts with girls promising them marriage, finally resulting in a girl’s death.
Director A. Sarana: After finishing my direction course from the Chennai Film Institute, I worked for a while, until I got a break with Thullum Kalam. My second film is Sokkali, which has come out very well. The film has all the ingredients to make it big at the box office.
Music director S. A. Rajkumar: Director Sarana came to me only after finishing half the shooting for Sokkali. When I listened to the story, I felt it would be different, so I accepted it. I tuned five songs — three trendy and two melodious. I feel the director has done a great job.