It’s time for the phrase ‘Kalyana Samayal Sadam’ to resound in Kollywood after about a good 50 years.
The phrase, made famous by the song in the 1957 movie Maya Bazar, is the title for an upcoming wedding movie starring Prasanna and Lekha Washington, the trailers and audio album for which were released at a gala function at the Satyam multiplex on Friday.
A festive spirit pervaded the multiplex, where cast and crew members of the movie were dressed up in attire as indicated by the title, yes marriage costumes, in silk veshtis and dazzling saris.
Noted radio jockey, RJ Balaji, the compere for the show, was clad in a smart veshti as was the actor Prasanna and many others. Prasanna’s wife Sneha, and Lekha were clad in impressive-looking saris.
The album was released by a host of luminaries from Kollywood, including yesteryear leading director Balu Mahendra, K S Ravikumar, chief of UTV-chief (south) Dhananjayan, C V Kumar of Thirukumaran Entertainment, to name a few.
The album of the movie contains five songs, with one of its songs, Mella Sirithai, sporting a new-age look based on updates on social networking site Facebook.
It has been set to tune by debutant music composer Arrora, a flautist. Two of its songs have been composed by noted singer Harish Raghavender. One of the movie’s highlights is that it comprises an array of noted actors in its cast, from Delhi Ganesh to Uma Padmanabhan, ‘Crazy’ Mohan and ‘Kathadi’ Ramamoorthy, perhaps indicating that it promises to be a rib-tickling comedy.
The director of Kalyana Samayal Sadam said that the movie had a theme that would go well with all sections of audience with its fresh treatment of the theme of love and relationships.
He exuded confidence that the movie would do well at the box-office.
The movie is produced by Arun Vaidyanathan and Ananth Govindan. The movie has been acquired by Thirukumaran Entertainment and ABI TCS Studios.
Speaking on the occasion, Arrora expressed his happiness at being given a break in composing music and thanked Pushpa Kandaswamy, daughter of veteran director K Balachander, for introducing him to the crew of Kalyana Samayal Sadam.
‘Crazy’ Mohan said that it was his son who urged him to act in the movie, with its director being his close friend.
“For a change, I would not be penning the dialogues or screenplay, and would just be acting,” he added. Speaker after speaker indicated that the movie had a sizeable ‘bold’ quotient, with the movie showing ‘what every male would have undergone at some point of time’.