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Etcetera — Ode to Bharathiraja

Kavi Bhaskar

Kavi Bhaskar  

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Kavi Bhaskar entered the industry as a lyricist with director Radha Bharathi’s film Katrulla Varai. Remember his song ‘Sevvanthiye Sevvanthiye’? His recent effort was ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ sung by Suchitra in Sogusu Perundhu. Besides writing novels and poems, Bhaskar recently wrote an ode to director Bharathiraja. “A 20-minute documentary comprising a collage of images from the veteran filmmaker’s life was made by Nakshatra, a Visual Communications student, and released as a DVD. I have recited the poem in the background for this film. Director Bharathiraja appreciated my efforts at the release of the DVD on his birthday recently,” says Bhaskar who is looking forward to films such as Nanbargal Narpani Mandram and Ramarpalam for which he has written the songs.

Rural drama

Director Gipsy Rajkumar is making a village-based family drama with Bhagyaraj and Ponvannan in crucial roles. “Bhagyaraj plays a sastrigal, while Ponvannan plays the role of Ayyanar. Chinchu Mohan plays a typical village girl, the daughter of the former, while Sara Shetty acts as a college girl, the daughter of the latter. Caught between the two girls is the hero, Yuvan. Villains and comedians add to the drama, but the relationship between the two senior characters and its impact on the hero and the heroines form the crux of Ayyanar Veethi,” says Rajkumar.

Sathyasiva hits the comic route

Ashok Selvan and Bindu Madhavi have just completed the shoot for director Sathyasiva’s third film Savaale Samaali. “In contrast to my last film, Kazhugu, a thriller revolving around those who recover bodies of suicide victims, and the yet unreleased Sivappu, which is based on the ethnic strife in Sri Lanka, Savaale Samaali is a full-length comedy. It is about the competition between two educated youngsters. They face several challenges, from choosing a right career commensurate with their qualification to finding the perfect life partner. In the process, several humorous situations arise, making their lives a light-hearted journey,” says Sathyasiva.

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