Audio Beat: Sutta Kadhai - Cops raise laughs
Jul 6, 2013 06:33 PM , By S. R. Ashok Kumar
A still from Suttakadhai
A still from Suttakadhai

What it is about…

Libra Productions’ Sutta Kadhai is a black comedy that deals with the misadventures of a couple of ambitious police constables Ramki and Sangili, set in the imaginary hill town of Koramalai. The racy tale is laced with suspense and crime. The cast includes Venky, Balaji, Lakshmi Priyaa, Rinson, Nasser, M.S. Basker, Jayaprakash, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan and Jeyamani. The soundtrack is composed by Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat of Madley Blues. The film has cinematography by Nizar, editing by Suriya, art by Sivaraj, choreography by Satish and stunts by T. Ramesh.

Music highlights:

The album consists of six numbers, all, but one, written by the director. Harish Venkat has written and sung ‘Unnai Nanum.’ ‘Yelay Yelay’ sung by M.S. Viswanathan, along with Harish Venkat, is easily the best. ‘Kaattukkulla Kannaamoochi’ sung by Vijay Prakash, Harshitha Krishnan and Harish Venkat is sure to make listeners swing to its beat. The other appealing songs are ‘Dingu Dingu,’ sung by Mano and Solar Sai, ‘Twist on Top’ by Venky, Harish Venkat and Subu and ‘Anbe Aaruyire’ sung by Harish Venkat.

What they say…

Producer Ravindar Chandrasekaran: Libra Productions is the outcome of my passion for films. I am an IT support provider for the United Nations Organisation. While listening to scripts, I came across Sutta Kadhai. I felt this would be my trump card. The success of Sutta Kadhai will provide a platform for the other projects lined up under the Libra banner.

Director Subu: I am an architect. My creative flair has landed me in cinema. My short stint with corporate films equipped me with practical knowledge required for this trade. I have been a songwriter with the band Oxygen, and for a few other independent musicians based out of Chennai. This got me my ticket to tinsel town as lyricist for Aarohanam directed by Lakshmi Ramakrishnan. I simultaneously pitched the story idea of Sutta Kadhai to Libra Productions and once it clicked, there was no looking back.

Hero Venky In Sutta Kadhai, I play Sangili, a constable with partial hearing impairment. Director Subu and I are friends. He has seen my performances with my theatre company ‘Stray Factory’ and felt I would fit the bill. Working on the film has been a learning experience, considering my co-stars range from the veteran Nasser to my theatre contemporary Lakshmi Priya.

Prashanth Techno and Harish Venkat: We formed Madley Blues, a music production company, in 2012. We have been in the independent music scenario playing across different bands. This induced in us a penchant for live music with no compromise on the entertainment factor. We have engaged great musicians for Sutta Kadhai. We had a splendid start by recording the legendary M.S. Viswanathan for a song. We hope to make a marked difference in the film music scene.



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