27 Stars in 1 song at a new year's party

Debutant director Athiroopan talks to City Express about Mupparimanam which will bring together senior and junior actors for one song in the film. The motion poster will be released by this weekend

Published: 13th June 2016 06:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2016 06:27 AM   |  A+A-

It’s always exciting to see your favourite actors on the big screen. But what if all of them came together in one single frame? Well, here’s some good news for all you film buffs out there. Mupparimanam, an upcoming Tamil film, starring actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Srushti Dange and helmed by debutant director Athiroopan will showcase a song with 27 lead actors.

In a tete-a-tete with the director, City Express finds out about the song. “Since this film is my directorial debut, this song is very close to my heart,” he shares.

Set against the backdrop of a New Year's party, the song will feature film biggies like K Bhagyaraj, Jackie Shroff, Pandiarajan, Ramya Krishnan, Vivek, Janani Iyer, Poornima Bhagyaraj, Parthiepan, Prabu, Arya, Vijay Antony, Radhika Sarathkumar, Aari, Sangeetha, singer Krish, Bobby Simha, Kalaiyarasan, Soori, Premji Amaran, Venkat Prabhu, Prithvi Rajan, Prasanna, Vidharth, Ashok Selvan, Mottai Rajendran, Mottai Rajendran, Keerthi Shanthanu and Aishwarya Rajesh.


The speciality of the song, the director says, is the mix of both senior and junior artists. “It’s heartwarming to see all the senior stars and the young talents join hands. We had fun shooting the song at Mohan Studios,” says the director, who previously worked as an assistant with ace director Bala in Naan Kadavul (2009).

Citing songs like Deewangi from Om Shanthi Om (2007) and Aga Naga from KO (2011), which portrayed a similar concept, he shares that it is challenging to match the grandeur of these songs. “They saw the participation of stars like Shah Rukh Khan, and KO was directed by K V Anand. I want to match the grandeur in every way possible,” he shares.

The song has been choreographed by Brinda and the lyrics were penned by Kabilan Vairamuthu. “The music has been composed by GV Prakash. Since this song was one of the highlights with so many artists, we took three to four months to finalise it. There was pressure on everyone including the composer and the lyricist, but the outcome has been extremely gratifying,” he smiles.

Crediting his knowledge to Bala, he says his stint with him is a blessing. “Being a part of a movie like Naan Kadavul taught me a lot. Changing the way an artist looks is something I learn from him and I have executed that in my movie on Shanthanu. The audience will get to see a completely different Shanthanu on screen,” he says. 

Srushti Dange will play a powerful role in the movie. “It won’t be a usual love story. She has played her role beautifully, which is also powerful and dominating,” he adds.

The motion poster of the film will be released on June 18 and the audio launch is scheduled for July 2016.

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