What is Yuvan Yuvathi all about?
is all about love, fun and family. For Bharath,
after Kaadhal and Kandein Kaadhalai, YY is
a total love story. Santhanam is responsible
for the fun element and he has donned an important
role in YY. Comedy will not be a separate
track but will be in sync with the story.
And then, there is Sampath who is not a villain
but plays Bharath’s father role. After
YY, Tamil cinema will have a young and good
looking father in Sampath.
Comedy will not be a separate
track in YY
Rima’s character would appeal
to every one
is the Yuvan in YY. He works in an IT firm
and his colleague is Santhanam. Both of them
hail from Usilampatti but Bharath does not
want to reveal that he is from Usilampatti.
But Santhanam would always tease Bharath on
this issue. Sampath, father of Bharath does
not take to city life easily and the conflicts
between the father and son form the basic
premise of YY. The love angle also forms an
interesting aspect in YY and how Santhanam
gets caught in this romance imbroglio will
be told in an interesting manner in YY.
Heroine is Rima Kallingal who made her debut in Ritu
in Malayalam and has worked in films like Happy Husbands.
YY is the first film for Rima in Tamil. Rima’s
character would appeal to every one and would stay
with you even after you leave the theatre. YY revolves
around 4 important characters of Bharath, Rima, Sampath
Mayilsamy, T P Gajendran and a few more senior artists
are there. But I don’t want to give out their
names to keep the suspense element intact.
After Ninaithale Inikkum, I have once again teamed
up with Vijay Anthony who had given hit tracks like
Azhagai Poothade, Sexy Lady, En peru Mullan and Banaras
Pattu in the film. YY numbers are also topping the
charts now. Although Vijay Anthony is known for his
Kuthu Paattu, in YY, he has concentrated on melody.
‘Oh My Angel‘ has captivated the interests
of music lovers.
Annamalai who had given impressive lyrics in my last
film NI, continues his good work in YY too. Priyan
has penned the lyrics for one song. Kalaikumar has
written the ‘mayakka oosi’ track. Lyricists
are also majorly responsible for the songs to become
Where have you
Action in YY
Subbarayan is in charge of stunts. Although
the film is a love story, there is a small
portion that involves action. We have not
given importance to action in YY. Action is
an element in YY which Super Subbarayan has
Action is just an element in YY
We have shot in Chennai, Pollachi and Seychelles.
After a song sequence in the Hindi film Rangeela,
YY is the only film that has been extensively shot
in this picturesque island. 60% of the film was shot
in Seychelles whose backdrop will be new. We have
also shot in Malaysia.
Santhanam’s scenes will be the
highlight of YY
have many favorite scenes in YY. Santhanam’s
scenes will be the highlight of YY. Comedy
will not be forced in the film and will gel
perfectly well with the story. I am not saying
that YY will be a totally different or a new
story but it will be a different experience
for the audience. It will be entertaining
and there would not be any similarity with
any other old film. YY would certainly bring
forth laughter. In the second half, you would
only hear laughter in the theatre.
Has Bharath justified his character in YY?
The script would certainly suit Bharath, a role that
befits his age. Bharath has justified his character
Reason for choosing Bharath who has moderate
did not keep the market value in mind when
we were finalizing the cast. And I should
thank my producer for this because they did
not ask us to go for a big star. They just
wanted an artist who is fairly known and of
course Bharath is no way inferior to any one.
He has given hits like Kaadhal, Veyil, Pazhani,
Kandein Kaadhalai. Hits and flops are part
of any artist’s career graph. Just because,
his last 2 films did not do well, we cannot
dismiss him as someone with no market value.
Just one hit is suffice to catapult a star
to phenomenal position and Yuvan Yuvathi can
just be that one film for Bharath.
Bharath is no way inferior to any
What is your
Yuvan Yuvathi has come out in a
colorful manner, thanks to Gopi
work in YY
have come out very rich in YY. I would like
to thank my cameraman for this. I can say
that we shot the film with just the thermocole
in Seychelles especially the second half.
We needed to transport things through ship
which was very expensive. We did not want
to take such risk and landed in the island
very bravely, ready to face the challenge.
I explained to Gopi that there was no track
and trolley or Jimmy Jib and we had to shoot
3 songs and most of the film. Gopi gave me
lots of confidence and cooperated with me
100%. The film has come out beautifully in
a colorful manner and my thanks to Gopi for
My next project is based on the result of YY. I have
plans to rope in a big artist with a good script.
At this juncture, I would like to mention S Ramakrishnan
whose story I have made into YY. We decided to make
YY as a light film. I will be working with S Ramakrishnan
in my next film too and with a leading artist. Announcements
pertaining to this will come soon. I believe that
the success of YY will support my next project in
a big way.
Will YY be like Ninaithale Inikkum?
firmly believe that no two films of mine should
bear similarity with each other. Even if I
do limited number of films, each one should
be different from one another and there should
be variety in my work. Ninaithale Inikkum
was a serious film and comedy was just 1%
in it but in YY comedy will be more. Even
if YY becomes a super hit, my next film will
not be like YY and I will do a different genre.
My next film will not be like YY
from film industry see YY?
No, not yet, but we are planning to screen the film
to celebrities just before the release.
My guru is Kamal sir
did Kamal Hassan say about YY?
met Kamal sir a couple of days back. As you
are all aware, my dad G N Rangarajan has done
around 9 films with Kamal sir, the popular
ones being Kalyana Raman, Kadal Meengal, Meendum
Kokila, to name a few. My guru is only Kamal
sir as I am a student from Rajkamal films.
I met him and showed him the trailer of YY.
He appreciated it and said that the trailer
triggers the interest to see the film. I would
like to mention that just like the trailer,
the film also will be interesting and will
not disappoint the audience.