Director Vasatha Balan is back with, Angadi Theru, which had a glittering audio launch at Satyam Cinemas on Sunday (May 3) morning.
The highest praise to the team of the film came from Balu Mahendra who lauded the return of realistic films to Tamil. “I liked the three songs shown and the way the hero and heroine have been chosen. They represent the common man and the boy and girl next door.”
He had great words of praise for heroine Anjali’s natural looks and acting. She has formerly acted in Katradu Tamil with Jiiva. New face Mahesh debuts in this film. The duo plays the role of sales attendants in a store. A minute silence was observed for the death of filmmaker Balaji and the plight of Sri Lankan Tamils.
Ayngaran International, the producers came in for high praise as well for supporting realistic cinema. “This is out first Tamil production. We have done eight films so far but they were all made in Hollywood style set in cities. This will be out first Tamil film set in village,” said MD Arun Pandian. “The minute we heard the story we said yes. It is life seen through a new perspective. We will continue to support such films.”
Na Muthukumar’s song, Aval Appadi Undrum Azhagillai … was showered with praise for describing an unconventional and ordinary looking girl whose beauty lies in the eyes of the lover. Another of the songs screened showed Chennai by night, seen through the eyes of the lead salesperson pair while another showed their love for each other, captured realistically sans the usual song and dance routine.
Ameer, Thangar Bachchan, Sundar C, T Siva, L Murlidharan, Bharat, Karunamurthy, Jananathan, Sasikumar, Manushyaputran and many others graced the occasion. Karu Palaniappan played MC for the day and explained the story behind each song before each screening.
Vasantha Balan praised his producers for supporting good cinema and said. “I took such a long break after Veyil because I could not find a suitable producer. But they never interfered in the making and gave me a free hand. I dedicate this film to them.”
In a rare departure from norm, the film has two music directors, Vijay Anthony and GV Prakash. The audio was received by hero Mahesh’s father who works in a cinema hall. “The film will be a path breaking one was the feeling expressed by all.