After tasting back-to-back hits in ‘Venilla Kabbadi Kuzhu’ and ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’, director Suseendran is keen to repeat the magic in his third venture- ‘Azhagasamiyin Kudhirai’.
A wooden horse forms the central character in the film, produced by Madhan and to be released in association with Dhayanidhi Alagiri’s Cloud Nine Movies. Music is by maestro Illayaraja, with Appukutty and Saranya Mohan of ‘Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu’ fame playing the lead roles.
Suseendran has attempted a full-length comedy, liberally sprinkled with emotion. The characterisation is also said to be unique. The story is set in a village called Mallayapuram near Theni. The villagers believe the Rain God will favour them after the annual Thiruvizha, during which the deity is taken around the hamlet on a wooden horse. They are in for a rude shock when the horse goes missing.
At the same time, Azhagarsami, a youngster who earns his livelihood by ferrying loads on his horse in Aagamalai village in Periyakulam, gets ready for his marriage. His horse also goes missing, and his marriage is put on hold. Do the villagers and Azhagarsami find their respective horses? This forms the crux of the story, according to sources close to the unit.
Says the director, “When I conceived the story, I decided that Appukutty should do it. It is a feel-good film and I am elated at the way every frame has shaped up. The movie has got a fresh look thanks to the involvement of maestro Ilayaraja. It was my dream to work with the Isaignani. No one else can do better justice that him for the subject.”
The album has three songs. Illayaraja has come up with scintillating tunes, he adds. Unarguably the best in the trade as far as re-recording is concerned, Illayaraja, pleased with the film, recorded the background score with a talented band of musicians specially flown down from Hungary.
Suseendran is optimistic that the movie would be commercial successful. Besides he plans to send it to various international film festivals. All said, ‘Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai’ promises to be a treat this summer.