Chennai: The audio of director Shankar’s ‘Kaloori’ (College) was launched in the city on Friday. The music is being released through the newly established S Music, an offshoot of director Shankar’s S Pictures.
Balaji Sakthivel, of ‘Kaadhal’ fame, has directed the film. The music has been scored by Joshua Sridhar. Akhil and Tamanna star in the film. Theatre owner Abhirami Ramanathan credited film director Shankar for enabling more screens to be inaugurated in the city.
Up to 30 new screens have applied for licences in the city and will be opened shortly.
Director Kalaipuli G. Sekaran requested those present to take steps against corporate houses entering the production of films.
Director Thankar Bachchan said that S Pictures, which is producing ‘Kaloori’, represented a launching platform for new creative voices.
Black money is keeping the industry going, he rued. “Without black money only two films will be produced in a year,” he said.
Head of the Producers’ council Ramanarayanan, director of ‘Veyil’ Vasantha Balan, actors Akhil and Tamanna, directors Balaji Sakthivel and Simbu Devan, director of ‘Immsai Arasan 23rd Pulikesi’ spoke.
Director of ‘Chennai – 600028’ Venkat Prabhu and lyricist M. Muthukumar said ‘Kaloori’ is sure to be a milestone in Tamil cinema just like Mr. Sakthivel’s earlier work ‘Kaadhal’.
Cinematographer Chezhian said that the film was planned well in advance and was shot in 50 days. Actor Prakash Raj said S Music revealed Mr. Shankar’s belief in the directors he chose to encourage.
Directors Balu Mahendra, Bharathi Raja and Mani Ratnam felicitated the organisers on the choice of invitees saying that three generations were represented on stage. Music director A.R. Rahman said Tamil cinema was poised on the verge of great achievement. Director Shankar said ‘Kaloori’ was certain to break any pre-formed notions about Mr. Sakthivel’s filmmaking. “We haven’t seen a college like this in Tamil cinema in recent times.”
Actor Parthiban narrated anecdotes with some poetic license from the college lives of the dignitaries on stage.