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    Selvaraghavan : No messages only realism

    Friday, October 15, 2004
    After `Thulluvatho Illamai’ and ` Kadhal kondain’ director Selvaraghavan has become a cult figure among the youth. His next film is` 7/G Rainbow Colony’ due for release. This is the most expected movie. The audio of the film is a hit and trailors when shown in theatres are getting claps from the youth. On the eve of the release a relaxed Selvarghavan who is already on to his next film talks about the film.
    Origin of the story idea:
    During my school- college days I lived in K K Nagar a suburb in Chennai. I met a Punjabi girl Ruthika around 15 years of age. I fell for her. I cannot say it was love but something which captivated me. Definitely not love but something else. People from different castes, states and diverse cultural backgrounds lived in our colony. All this was my inspiration for my film.
    Story line; Sonia is a Punjabi college student and Ravikrishna a Tamil youth who is also studying in a college. Both of them are in love. Love which is sublime and etheral. A tender romance. Many of the unforgettable moments in my life figure in this film. A very realistic film. Two Mumbai artistes Sarath- Savitha play parents of Sonia. Vijayan plays father of Ravikrishna. Apart from this Manorama, Suman Shetty and Rattan play important roles.
    On casting: Sonia herself is a Punjabi girl and so it was easy to cast her. She has worked with me in Kadhal kondain and has good vibes with me. We wanted a fresh face to play the next door boy and I did not want to repeat the KK cast again. I saw Ravikrishna son of producer A M Rathinam and I gave him a screen test. He came out well still Rathinam was hesitant but I was confident about him. Both have given very good performances.
    About the music: Na Muthukumar’s lyrics are the greatest strength of the music. To Yuvan’s music Muthu’s lyrics has made it a hit. Ninaythu Ninaythu by KK Sheryas Ghosal, Vayauthuku Vanthoam by Unnikrishnan, January Matham by Kunal - Mathangi and Harish Raghvendra’s Ithu Porkalama, yet another song of Harish with Madhumitha is Kana Kananum Kalangal and Karthik’s Kannu pesum varthaykal are all gems. The song January Matham choreographed by Kalyan with Mumbai dancers and a model Kaiz is bound to be a big hit.
    Summing up the film: A film which will touch the hearts of the youth. Every youth will relate to some part of the movie. A realistic movie but not an `award film’. I always tell a story but don't like to give messages. Let the individual arrive at their own inferences from the movie.

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