Banner: Vasan Visual Venture
Production: KS Srinivasan
Star-casts: Arya, Pooja, Azhagam Thamizhmani and over 175 new faces.
Story, screenplay and Direction: Bala
Dialogues: Jaya Mohan
Lyrics: Naan Kadavul
Cinematography: Arthur A Wilson
Stunts: Super Subbarayan
Editing: Suresh Urs
Each and every flick he makes has something really bold and beautiful. The unique theme he brims up with offers a stunning surprise for his viewers. Well, it’s more illustrious with his previous ventures of ‘Sedhu’, ‘Nanda’ and ‘Pithamaghan’. These flicks were shot merely within short period while this fourth directorial ‘Naan Kadavul’ took a very long time around 3 years to get completed. His mantra of ‘Slow and steady makes the work perfect’ should have urged him to do.
Finally, shooting for the film has been completed and patch-up works in production works are pending now. Arya and Pooja who had been coming up with clichéd roles as peppy youngsters have something more different here.
Like in his previous films, Bala centres ‘Naan Kadavul’ on emotional quotients of lost love and affection. For spiritual and astrological meliorations, an arrogant father excogitates and sends his son out of the house. The abandoned son (Aarya) grows up in the midst of Saadhus and Sanyasis. Turning one amongst them with long hairs and gory looks he has forgotten everything about world. Meanwhile his father realizing that he had committed blunders goes in search of him now. Getting to see his son in such a state, he is so shocked and decides taking him back.
Rest of the story is about the estranged son getting back to Tamil Nadu and series of events that happens in Vaarnasi after he leaves the place.
The newcomers in the movie include Rajendran, a popular stunt artiste, director Singampuli, producer Azhagam Thamizhmani, an eunuch Keerthana and a physically challenged singer Kovai Krishnamurthy. Keerthana hails from Madurai.
For the first time, we don’t have Bala penning dialogues for his film while Tamil literary composer Jaya Mohan takes on that task.
Actress Pooja for the first time dubs in her own voice and Director Bala wanted her to do with attempts of fetching her National Awards. Lyricist Vaali who had penned lyrics in appraisals of Lord Vishnu in Kamal Haasan’s ‘Dasavatharam’ has composed lyrics in appraisal of Lord Shiva over here.
Super Subbarayan’s stunts would be a stunning highlight in this film and climax fight sequence was shot nearly for 26days. Acharya Ravi, Singam Puli and Rassaiya Kannan have worked along with Bala as associate directors.
Censor Board officials will watch the film on November 30 and plans are to release it on Pongal. Since movies with Digital Interlude (DI) are not considered for National awards, both the cinematographer and the director have not used DI in the film.
Producers would be releasing the film simultaneously in Tamil and Telugu. A total of 450 physically challenged children and elders form part of the movie. Bala was felicitated for his mammoth effort on World Handicapped Day celebrations recently… Over 48 physically challenged persons, who know nothing about cinema had been to Chennai to dub in their own voice. A team of doctors attended them in case of emergency during the shoot.
Musical Maestro was joined by acclaimed Bollywood composer Uttam Singh for re-recording. For the first time, a full-fledged song in Sanskrit feature in the movie
The movie has been shot in Varanasi, Kasi, Kanchipuram and Periyakulam….
Expectations: Sky high