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Shalom Studious
Vidharth, Anaka
Prabhu Solomon
D Imman


Thursday, January 1, 1970 • தமிழ் Comments

Shalom Studios forthcoming film `Mynaa' produced by first timer John Max was once considered a small film and now it has turned one BIG film by the non-stop word of mouth hype. It started with Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies and Kalpathi Aghoram jointly acquiring the marketing rights of `Mynaa'.

Udhayanidhi Stalin said that he could not sleep for two days after seeing such a realistic movie. It got emboldened after Kamal Haasan saying some of the best words at the audio launch of the film. Kamal said that he slept well after watching the film because after watching `Mynaa' he is sure the future of Tamil cinema is in good hands.

Such rave reviews even before the release has increased the expectations of the film. Director Prabhu Solomon says his film will not be disappointing.

`Mynaa' is a realistic love story of the travails of a driver who falls in love with a tribal girl and the hardships they encounter. "Love others like how you love yourself is the one-line of the story," says Prabhu Solomon.

Director Prabhu Solomon is known by his off-beat films like `Kokki', `Lee' and `Laadam'. His penchant for realism is evident in `Mynaa' also. He says his characters Mynaa, Suruli, Kuruvamma, Meenathchi, Kirukkumayee, Mandai Oadu, Manikkam, Baskar and Ramaiah will live in you even after the film.

Vidharth from `Koothu Pattarai' plays Suruli and and Anaka of `Sindhu Samaveli' fame plays the title role Mynaa. Anaka who reverted to her original name Amala Paul is said to have excelled in the character of a tribal girl from Theni who has studied until the tenth standard and falls in love with Suruli only to face adversity. She is winning for the second time as well after her sensitive performance in the controversial `Sindhu Samaveli'.

The story is set in deep forests and the location also plays an important role in the film. The forest in the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border is also a character in the film says the director. To get an authentic hilly terrain to shoot the film, the creative team travelled over 12000 kilometers and found a hillock at Kurangani near Bodinayakanur near Madurai. The entire film was shot there.

After struggling with rain, shower and summer, the film was completed in just 68 days. Art director Vairabalan who is a regular with Prabhu Solomon has not let his director down in `Mynaa'. Cinematographer M Sukumar who was promoted to be a cameraman by Prabhu Solomon in `Laadam' has captured the essence of tribal life beautifully. Experts said they could not find from where the light comes in the film and that is a testimony to the brilliant cinematography in `Mynaa'.

Another talking point of `Mynaa' is the music of D. Imman. After gaining a reputation for street smart and kuthu numbers D. Imman has contradicted his popular image in `Mynaa'. The story is an off beat one and Imman has given very delightful thematic songs in `Mynaa'.

The film has six songs and all of them are montages. Yugabharathi has written the lyrics. The audio of `Mynaa' was launched by `Ulaga Nayagan' Kamal Haasan on September 23 at Sathyam Cinemas.

`Mynaa' the movie has acquired a status even before its release and by the time it releases on November 5, Diwali day, it would have grown even more. Top notch discerning viewers from the industry have already seen the movie and vouched for its sensitivity and said they got a sense of satisfaction.

So it may not be wrong to recommend a film that everyone believes is a step in taking Tamil cinema in the right direction.