Thursday, June 11, 2009

Aayirathil Oruvan

As if to signal that he’s had enough of the media’s guessing game about Aayirathil Oruvan, Selvaraghavan convened a press meet today with members of the cast at the Accord Metropolitan, Chennai this morning. Flanked by Parthiban, Karthi, G V Prakash and Andrea, Selva formally announced the audio release and the release date of his much-anticipated movie. Aayirathil Oruvan’s audio will be released in a grand event in Chennai on June 14th while the movie itself will be released in the month of July.

Selva started with a modest note stating that the movie ‘does not have anything untold before’ further going on to say that ‘he learnt a lot while making this movie’. ‘I always had a penchant for Hollywood movies and used to be awestruck at them. So when I attempted to reach their movie making finesse, I found how difficult it was,” he noted. “I found it’s not an easy task when I had to give command to some 2000 odd people who have different dialogues and facial expressions in one single shot,” he revealed. He also opined that we have a long way to go before reaching finesse of Hollywood movies.

According to Selva, he has tried a unique genre with this fantasy movie. Shot in 250 days, the movie will feature 2 hours of graphics which are made to blend with the movie’s progress. On a lighter note, Selva stated that he had literally tortured people asking them to extend their call sheets as he couldn’t complete the movie on schedule owing to the extensive periodical research that went into the making. Selva has also penned songs for the movie, as is customary to his other movies, and quipped that it’s only G V Prakash who made the entire world know that piece of information.

On a poser as to why he roped in G V Prakash dumping his mascot Yuvan, Selva stated that Yuvan was getting way too predictable for him. “Besides, G V Prakash is available round the clock and I like that aspect.” he mentioned.

Although he plays a significant role in the movie as a King, Parthiban hasn’t had the opportunity to view the movie yet. “While the entire movie goes at a fast-forward pace, my scenes appear in real time and hence while mixing I could only see my portions,” Parthiban said.

G V Prakash spoke about the hard work that went into the making of music for Aayirathil Oruvan. “The instruments we used in this movie are rare and unique and I worked hard for about a year and a half to create music.” Prakash noted. He also revealed that veteran singer P B Srinivas has sung for the movie. The album will have 10 songs.

For the audio release event, Prakash will sing 2 songs. That apart various dance and music forms including Shingaari Melam, rope dance, snake dance and Kalari Payattu are planned for the event. Actor Poorna’s classical dance choreographed by Sivashankar and the Makossa dance from Nigeria will also be a part of the program.

Karthi plays a laborer in the movie while Andrea and Reema are part of an archeological team.

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