FRIDAY REVIEW

Shot in a village ambience

On the sets of "Neranja Manasu" ...  

FROM THE hotel in Udumalpet to the location inside a village, people are seen lined on both sides of the road to receive their matinee idol Vijayakanth. They know that he goes for shooting early in the morning and comes back late in the night. The unit is busy shooting the climax for GJ Cinema's "Neranja Manasu". After fighting a group of heavy men Vijayakanth told us that it is out and out a village story with a message.

"In this film the Madurai slang is fully used. I have been working here for the past 40 days. I am doing it mainly because of the producers V. Gnanavel and V. Jayprakash. The way they have planned the project is exemplary.

"The character I am doing in the film is named Ayyanar. We have built a real, beautiful Ayyanar temple which will remain for the benefit of the villagers." Director Samudrakkani has done his homework fully."

"I am fully aware that this film is going to be talked about one for its content and the script." says the director.

C. Bala, art director , has written the story and dialogue. The heroine of the film, Susan, is from Hyderabad. The cast includes Mahima, Vinu Chakravarthi, Manorama, Nasser, Senthil, Ilavarasu and Venkat Prabhu. Camera is handled by Pratap, editing is done by Anil Malnat, fights are composed by Rakki Rajesh, art is by Pugazh, music is scored by Karthik Raja, dances are choreographed by Kala, Shivashanker and D. K. S. Babu, lyrics are penned by Kalai Kumar and Muthukumar.

S. R. ASHOK KUMAR