Monday, January 21, 2013
Chandamama: Foot-tapping numbers
What it is about…
Classic Cinema’s Chandamama is produced by Murali and directed by R. Radhakrishnan, who has also written the story and the screenplay. The audio CD was recently released by director Vinayanan and received by producer Thanu. The cast comprises Karunas, Swetha Basu, Harish Kalyan, M.S. Bhaskar, R. Sundarrajan, Ilavarasu, Sujatha, Mohan Ram, Maran and Ragasiya. Vairamuthu has penned the songs which have been set to tune by Srikanth Deva.Chandamama revolves around a man named Santhana Krishnan who dreams of becoming a novelist. Whether he is able to realise his dream and whether he faces any problems along the way forms the crux of the plot.
There are four songs in the film. ‘Koyambedu Silk Akka’ is a fast-paced ‘kuthu’ number sung by Karunas. ‘Yarodi,’ sung by Aalaap Raju and Madhumitha, is melodious. ‘Kandene,’ written by Kanniappan, has been sung well by newcomer Sooraj. The last in the album is an interesting song, ‘Narayana Narayana,’ sung by T.L. Maharajan, M.C. Vickey and Akku.
What they say…
Producer Murali: I am a businessman who works in the construction industry. But when I heard the story from Radhakrishnan I liked it so much that I said yes to the project instantly. I am happy with the way the film has shaped up.
Director R. Radhakrishnan: Actor Karunas is a good friend of mine. I have worked with some of the directors here and was waiting in the wings to get the right break. When producer Murali liked my storyline, his production executive Unnikrishnan gave me a list of actors who can be cast in the film. Karunas has done a fantastic job; he can easily make the audience laugh and cry. I am sureChandamama will be a hit at the box office.
Hero Karunas: It was director Vadivudaiyan who introduced me to director Radhakrishnan and wanted him to work with me. I am happy to be part of this project. I feel we have a hit on our hands.
Srikanth Deva: I have scored the music for a majority of films in which Karunas has played the hero. I must thank him for the opportunity. After Ragalaipuram, we are doing Chandamama together. A laugh riot in the first half, the second half will present a different Karunas and the audience will like him. The re-recording has also come out well.