FRIDAY REVIEW

Action, romance and melody

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR

WITH ALL THE COMMERCIAL INGREDIENTS: The lead pair on the seashore

WITH ALL THE COMMERCIAL INGREDIENTS: The lead pair on the seashore  

The unit was busy on ECR, the stretch after VGP but G.K.Film Corporation's "Sandakozhi" starring Vishal and Meera Jasmine seems to be almost complete.

Having just returned from Mauritius, the director, Lingusamy was engaged in patch up work. The fight cocks, and that's what the title means, are Meera and Vishal. Adding oil to the fire will be Rajkiran and Lal (Malayalam directors Siddik-Lal).

``For the first time, Lal is doing a villain's role and he has done a good job. The film is a commercial venture, full of action and sentiment with entertainment value, said the director

The song started to play and both Vishal and Meera Jasmine danced for a while, with master Raju Sundaram supervising the moves. Vishal thinks it is one of the best films of director Lingusamy. "I feel that it is a mixture of his earlier films `Run' and `Anandam.' I earned a very good name in `Chellame' mainly because of the songs and dances. Here, the climax fight will be a highlight. `Kanal' Kannan has done a wonderful job. We used a new type of camera for nearly ten days with four industrial cranes. The casting is good and it will be a different kind of experience," he said. A neat screenplay is the strength of the film, feels the director. ``The first half has some good songs tuned by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the second half will be action-oriented," he elaborated.

"Vishal has matured and his talent as a dancer and flair for action will be noticed in this film," he added. S. Ramakrishnan, who wrote the dialogue for ``Baba," has written the dialogue. The climax scenes have been shot in 16mm camera which can crank 500 frames. Vikram Krishna is the producer.