The music release function of Sargunam’s Vaagai
Sooda Va starring Vimal and debutant Iniya was held
today. It was well attended by the cast and crew plus
luminaries of the industries like Bharathiraja, Bhagyaraj,
SA Chandrasekhar, Cheran, Ameer, Simbhudevan, Suseendhiran,
Radhika, Saranya and Ponvannan. Bharathiraja did the
honors and released the music.
First time composer, Gibran impressed the distinguished
audience with his amazing music and had them on their
feet applauding him heartily. Some of his tracks for
the film were played and they were well received by
all present. There was a general consensus that a
shining new talent has emerged on the horizon.
The producer of Vaagai Sooda Va, Muruganantham revealed
that Sargunam, Vimal, and himself go back a long way
and have known each other for 12 years. He talked
about how they discovered a village called Kammudi
which was the perfect setting for the film. Sets were
erected and the shoot was held with the villagers
arriving in droves to watch the glamorous denizens
of tinsel town do their thing. The producer concluded
by saying that it had been a wonderful experience
to collaborate with his talented friends.
Radhika Sarathkumar said that she had loved Kalavani
and had immediately called Bharathiraja to tell him
that there was a new filmmaker whose style reminded
her of him. Suseendhiran echoed her sentiments and
added that he had watched Kalavani 7 times and he
along with his family never tires of watching it.
SA Chandrasekhar was generous in his praise and said
that he was confident the film will be a massive hit
and easily run for a 100 days. Bharathiraja appreciated
the fact that the new breed of directors like Sargunam
had not lost touch with their roots and were doing
a good job of preserving our culture.
Saranya Ponvannan, having won the National award for
Thenmerku Paruvakatru said that it had been a wonderful
experience to work on Kalavani as Sargunam never lost
his temper and was always calm creating a good working
atmosphere for everyone. She said she would love to
work with him again.
Vaagai Sooda Va is a period film set in the 60s. Sargunam
carried out research extensively to make sure that
the look and feel of his film is authentic. Vimal
was also conscientious about playing this character
and has worked hard on his look, body language and
dialect. Bhagyaraj will be doing a special role in
this film and he said that he is luckier than his
son, because Shanthanu had been offered Kalavani but
had been unable to do it.
After the colossal success of Kalavani, the expectations
are high as Vimal and Sargunam team up again. The
duo is putting in maximum effort to make sure that
the viewers are not disappointed and so far things
look promising for Vaagai Sooda Va.