venue was the beautiful beach at the Marine Drive, Bombay. The artistes
present were Arjun and Meena. The film ‘RHYTHM’, and wielding the
megaphone was director Vasanth. The scene taken for the day had Meena
standing alone, a solitary figure, looking at the water, cutting a pretty
picture. Arjun walks up to her, hesitates a little, trying to gather his
courage. Then softly he expresses his love to Meena.
canned the shot with satisfaction. In this love story, Arjun plays a press
reporter named Karthikeyan while Meena plays Chitra, a bank employee. Says
Arjun of his role, ‘It is a soft role, quite different from the ones
I’ve done earlier. But I do have my share of fights. There are two well
choreographed fight-scenes which should please my fans". The
debutante cinematographer Vinod who has had his apprenticeship with
Santosh Sivan shoots the film.
15 days schedule in Bombay, the unit shifted to various locations to
picturise a song sequence. Accompanying them was choreographer Raju
Sundaram. The song ‘Nathiye Nathiye… Kadhal Nathiye’ (sung by Unni
Menon) was shot at the exotic locations of Mysore, the Shivasamudram dam,
and the Thriveni Sangamam. After a stint at Chalakudy and Ooty, the unit
moved North to Haridwar, Bhadrinath and the Gangotri. Vasanth plans to
picturise two songs in Switzerland.
from Arjun and Meena, the supporting cast has Lakshmi, Nagesh, Manivannan,
Ajay Ratnam, Mohanram, Hemant and Master Adithyan. Vasanth who also writes
the story-dialogue and screenplay has a good technical team working for
him. A.R. Rehman scores the tunes for Vairamuthu’s lyrics, while Srikar
Prasad (‘Terrorist’ won him the national award) takes care of the
editing. Progressing at a fast pace, and produced by V. Natarajan of
Pyramid Films, ‘RHYTHM’ is scheduled for a February release.
shooting schedule took place at Pollachi for the film ‘Unnaruge Naan
Irunthal’ starring Partibhan and Meena. The duo comes again together
after a successful pairing in ‘Bharati Kannamma’. Forming the third
angle is Rambha. Selva who had earlier directed such film, as
‘Thalaivasal’, ‘Pooveli’, and ‘Rojavanam’ writers the
screenplay, apart from directing the film. It is the director’s first
film with Partibhan.
film has music by Deva, dialogues by Murthy Ramesh and Raghavan Ponnusamy,
and cinematography by Reghunath Reddy. The film’s supporting cast
includes Anand, Anandraj, Anju Arvind, Manorama, Kakka Radhakrishnan, Jai
Ganesh and Fatima Babu. Vadivelu, Vivek and Vyapuri from the comedy team.
Naan Irunthal’ is produced by K.Muralidharan, V. Swaminathan and G.
Venugopal under the banner ‘Lakshmi Movie Makers’. The banner had
earlier produced such successful films like ‘Gokulathil Seethai’,
Unnidathil Enne Koduthen’ and the recently released Karthik’s starrer
‘Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga’.