What it is about…
Talking Times Movies' third production is Kazhugoo, starring Kreshna, Bindu Madhavi, Thambi Ramaiah, Karunaas and Jayaprakash. Directed by Sathyashiva S., the movie has cinematography by Sathya P. and music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Praveen Shrikanth has taken care of the editing. An entertainer with a mix of comedy, love, sentiment and action, the film was shot in Munnar. The audio of Kazhugoo was released recently at Sathyam Cinemas. S. A. Chandrasekaran, Shoba Chandrasekaran, Sarath Kumar, R. K. Selvamani, Sakthi Chidambaram and Vishnu Vardhan graced the occasion.
What they say…
Hero Kreshna: We have all heard about people committing suicide, but have we ever spared a thought for those involved in retrieving the bodies, especially in a hill station? I play this challenging role. I decided to do some homework — I contacted Arumugam of Kodaikanal, who does this job, and spent nearly three months with him to acquaint myself with his lifestyle and mannerisms. These observations helped me a lot while shooting.
Producer ‘Pattiyal' Shekar: As a producer, I want each of my movies to be different. When the director narrated the script to me, it seemed new. Since it revolved around the dead, I insisted that there should be a liberal dose of comedy in it. And the director has done a good job of the screenplay.
Director Sathyashiva: It is not easy to satisfy the Tamil audience — you need to come up with something creative and new. Born and brought up in Munnar, I have come across many tourists and observed the pain parents undergo when their children take their lives owing to love failure. I thought this must be conveyed to the audience in the right way. I thank my producer for giving me the liberty to choose the technicians and the music director. I chose Yuvan Shankar Raja, as I knew music would be the backbone of the movie.
Music Director Yuvan Shankar Raja: The songs are of different genres and take the story forward. One of them is about love spanning three generations — the Seventies, the Nineties and the present. I too have sung a song, which is my favourite. Two montages were shot and with the help of the visuals I composed the tunes and the lyrics were written by Na. Muthukumar and Snegan.
There are five songs in the album, each one bearing the stamp of Yuvan Shankar Raja. The first, ‘Ambalaikum Pombalaikum' written by Snehan and sung by Krishnaraj, Velmurugan and Sathyan, is interesting. Priya mesmerises us with her solo number ‘Athadi Manasuthan' written by Na. Muthukumar. The same song is rendered effectively by Karthikraja. The music director himself has sung ‘Pathakathi Kannupattu,' the best of the lot. ‘Vadi Vadi', written by Eknath and sung by Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Suvi Suresh and Anitha, brings the album to an end.
s. r. ashok kumar