And I am very excited about the I-make-coolest-slickestest-movies Gautham. Come to think of it - I simply love this incredible suggestion-of-violence/violence in his last two movies. He uses profanity so very well. Just sample the violin-fusion bit in this trailer (Reminds me of an Ilayaraja-Balu Mahendra movie).
So its the Gautham-Harris time of the year again. Within 6 months of Vettaiyadu - Gautham is coming out with "Pachai Kili Muthu Charam" (originally callled 'Silandhi'). This story is based on a novel called 'Derailed' by James Siegel. Hollywood made a bad movie out of 'Derailed' (Beware: the link has mega spoilers and will ruin the Tamil movie for you) a while ago. In an interview Gautham mentioned something about crediting James Siegel for the story, but also mentioned (bluntly) that it might not be cost effective to do so. From the trailers, it appears that Jo plays Lucinda's role, Milind Soman (to satisfy Gautham's penchant for long-haired heroes) plays LaRoche and this new face-girl plays Sarath Kumar's wife. Arvind Krishna moves from Selvaraghavan camp to become Gautham's 3rd cinematographer (R.D. Rajasekhar, Ravivarman worked with him previously) in as many movies. But Gautham's traditional favorites Harris Jeyaraj and Anthony stay.
If I watch this movie (I am hoping it releases in Detroit) - I will be watching a Sarath Kumar movie after not Pulan-Visaranai (released in 1990?) but Dasarathan (1992/93 - Manirathnam (Screenplay) had already dragged me into a Sarath Kumar movie after all). Sarath Kumar missed the chance of his lifetime by refusing to act in a movie directed by this unknown assistant of Pavithran (Pavithran - Director of 'Suriyan'). The unknown assitant was called Shankar and he went on to make this small movie called 'Gentleman' with Arjun :-). Sarathkumar has reached his 100th movie without doing even a single decent movie (folks who thought 'Suriyan', 'suriyan-chandran', and Aiyya were good - stay out of this blog) Gautham might force a lot of people to walk in to a Sarath Kumar movie, much similar to the way Manirathnam forced us to walk into a Prashanth movie. I hope the results don't turn out the same way. While, this kind of a movie may appear new to Tamil audiences - I have a feeling a movie with similar theme (extra-marital-affair/thriller) has been made 20 years ago with Prabhu, Revathi, Amala & V.K.Ramasami in the lead. I just cant remember that movie. Amala did this instantly after Agni Nakshathiram.
The music is good. Harris Jeyaraj really works up some magic. The 'Unakkul Naane' by Bombay Jeyashri is simply awesome carnatic-western fusion. The (slightly) remixed version of that, sung by Madhushree, is even better. It just brings in that feel-good nostralgia emotion. Karu Karu sung by this awesome awesome Karthick is my second favorite song. Simple excellent choice of instruments. This is a fast raccy song, which I think I will keep hearing 20 times a day. Un Siripinil is those Ballad'ish slow song. I usually don't like slow songs, but this has enough pace to impress. It is so similar to the 'Malargale' song (sung by Bombay Jeyashri) in the movie 'Pudukottaiyilirinthu Saravanan'. But it is good. I hate to put an excellent song like 'Kaadhal Konjam' (sung by Naresh Iyer) as 5th in the list but thats how good this album is. This is a semi-fast song. Very peppy.
Folks you gotta buy this album.
P.S Will respond to comments in the previous blog posts in a bit