The man behind a few super successful potboilers is back. The multitasker Prabhu Deva, who juggles many hats at the same time, is resorting to love with his new directorial venture in Tamil Engeyum Kadhal. Prabhu Deva is fresh from basking in the glory his acting credentials received for the Malayalam hit Urumi, in which he played Prithviraj’s faithful Muslim friend.
Engeyum Kadhal was rechristened a few times. It was initially called Paris; presumably keeping in mind the tax rebate thing, it was later renamed as Ich. It had Ich for a working title for a long time until Engeyum Kadhal came along and stuck. Completely shot outside India, Engeyum Kadhal might bring to Tamil its first NRI love story that was riding high for so long in Hindi movies.
Prabhu Deva says that the story of the movie works in the opposite manner when compared to other Tamil movies. In Engeyum Kadhal, it is the girl who falls for the guy and not the other way round according to the director. So it defies the usual logic for starters. Essentially Hansika Motwani gets besotted by Jayam Ravi and the movie revolves around their life and times in Paris. Paris indeed! What other place to plot a love story other than the romance capital of the world.
Songs of Engeyum Kadhal is also picturized in other parts of the world. The crew flew to Sydney to can a few songs and the neighboring beautiful locales of France as well. Engeyum Kadhal’s cast also includes Suman, Raju Sundaram, Marion Arnaud, Aurelien Chevallier and Prabhu Deva himself performing a cameo role.
Engeyum Kadhal is scored by Harris Jeyaraj and consists of 7 sound tracks, distributed by Sony Music label. The album is received fairly positively by critics and fans alike. In addition to music, Harris also has penned lyrics for the song Kulu Kulu Venpani Pola. This song was later added in the track listing and sung by debut singer Arjun.
Produced by the Kalpathy Agoram group, Engeyum Kadhal is releasing this weekend and is distributed by Sun Pictures.