S.R. ASHOK KUMAR
‘Mun Dhinam Paartheney’ is almost complete except for the climax and post-production work.
“The shooting is on at Radhakrishnan Salai and we want you to come there to see the new set which we have erected on the fourth floor,” invites Seventh Channel’s Manicam Narayanan, who is known for his grand productions.
Though Seventh Channel has introduced many artists and technicians to the small screen, for the first time it decided to produce a feature film with newcomers, including the director. ‘Mun Dhinam Paartheney’ has turned out to be a big-budget film, that is directed by Magizh Thirumani. The shooting was going on at their office on the fourth floor. On the majestic set, all the lead artists including Sanjay, Ekta, Pooja, Sai Prashanth, Lakshmi, Yogeshwari, Jyothi, Nisha, Krishna, Kumaran, Sivaguru and Raj Kumar were present. Thirumani was busy trying to wrap up the shoot for the day as he had to rush for dubbing, slated for that night.
In the U.K. and Italy
Manicam Narayanan says they just finished a two-month schedule in the U.K. and Italy. “We have shot two songs in there. Apart from the songs, a considerable portion has been shot in Super 35 mm. The songs have been shot at popular landmarks in London such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Lambeth Bridge.” He adds, “We also shot in Dover and Marlow. We are the first Asian movie unit to film the Dover castle, its beach and cliffs. Hollywood actor-director Mel Gibson is the only other person to have done the same. Similarly, the Marlow Rowing Club (the place of international rowing champions) and its surroundings are also the backdrop of a song sequence. This beautiful English county (Marlow) has been frequented by famous personalities such as Princess Anne, Bill Clinton and actor Jim Carrey.”
Manicam Narayanan continues, “The second song ‘Indrey’ was shot in Italy, particularly in Venice, at the San Marco Square and the Grand Canal. This song has also been filmed at Mussurina and Cortona. These places have not been exploited by other Indian films units.” According to Magizh Thirumani, the film is a love story with a difference. “Today, love can be expressed in different ways. This is a love story, which one can watch with one’s family. It is a family entertainer with eye-catching locations and enchanting music by Taman Sai.” He says, “Cinematographer Vincent has worked wonders, which left editor Antony so mesmerised that he did not do much editing. Such is the quality of work of all the technicians.”
The song ‘Maya Maya’ is written by actor Rohini and ‘Indrey’ is written by Priyan. The choreography is by dance master Kalyan. The chief of Seventh Channel, Mala Manian, says that that the film is almost complete with only the climax scene and the post production work left.