Goli Soda feels and smells like teen spirit
By Janani Sampath | Published: 25th January 2014 08:03 AM |
Cinematographer and director Vijay Milton’s second movie is a coming-of-age story of four aimless teenagers. “Everybody needs to have an identity. It is a dilemma and a discovery that everyone encounters at a particular point,” says Vijay, who debuted as a director with Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu. He explains, “The film explores the journey of four boys, who suddenly stumble upon the need to have their own identity, and their struggles to keep their identities intact, after battling many odds.”
The cast includes actors of Pasanga fame like Kishore, Sree Raam, Pandi and Murugesh. The director of the film attributes the cast selection to filmmaker Pandiraj. “When I was discussing the project, he suggested the cast of Pasanga. I was looking for someone aged15 and the actors fit perfectly. I was keen on this age because it is at this time that identity and related topics seem a little obscure and unimportant. Usually it is at 18 that people begin thinking about such things seriously,” the director adds.
About the title, the director says that it summarises the film’s story succinctly. “Goli soda is a plain, colourless liquid. However, it can also erupt when handled roughly. It explains the plot that surrounds the lives of a few nondescript characters and the change they get to experience,” he says.
The music for the film is by S N Arunagiri and the lyrics are by Mani Amudhavan, Priyan and Gaana Bala. The director is already shooting for Balaji Sakthivel’s project and Suseenthiran’s film.