Entertainment Kollywood 24 Dec 2016 A film on ‘parai ...

A film on ‘parai’ artists

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Dec 24, 2016, 12:32 am IST
Updated Dec 24, 2016, 12:40 am IST
The film is on the art of playing the percussion instrument parai and the struggles of the parai artists in the society.
A still from Kandathai Solgiren
 A still from Kandathai Solgiren

Lenin, ace writer-cum-director and five-time national award winner for his editing and direction work including Knock-out and Oorukku Nooruper, is at it again. He has once again taken up the megaphone, and come out with a heartwarming film titled Kandathai Sollugiren.

The film is on the art of playing the percussion instrument parai and the struggles of the parai artists in the society. Ramu, who was critically acclaimed for his performance in Poo, has been roped in to play the protagonist Masanam. Anand, Janaki, Karuna, Jenifer play the supporting cast.

 

“Lenin sir came to me one day and said that no one has so far taken a film on this forgotten parai instrument. I loved the script and gave my nod. It is a full-fledged feature film shot in 30 days.

It has a deep emotions  and the interesting part is that apart from a few actors, many authentic parai artists are featured in it,” says G.Dhananjayan who releases the movie along with J. Satish Kumar, on December 30.

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