Irandam Ulagam (English: The second world) is an romantic drama film Tamil and dubbed in Telugu (titled as Varna) languages by PVP Cinema. The film is directed by Selvaraghavan and stars Arya along with Anushka Shetty. The Songs are composed by Harris Jayaraj, background is composed by Anirudh including two songs and cinematography is handled by Ramji.
The story happens in two world about love Selvaragan naratted the story with some interesting fantasy.
Earth Story: Arya a benevolent person, Anushka Shetty falls in love with him in the first instance. Anushka proposes him but he rejects her love. Later, Arya realizes the love of Anushka and starts falling behind her, but it’s already too late as she accepts a marriage proposal. This story is all about whom Anushka chooses.
Second World (Irandam Ulagam) Story: A place where people have not experienced the feel of love. Arya falls in love in the first instance with Anushka Shetty and marries her. But as they don’t understand the feeling of love they get separated. Due to a time worm Arya goes to earth and saves Anushka. The rest of the story is about who ends up with Irandam Ulagam.
The film was reported to be in planning with Karthi, whose first film was yet to release at the time, and Sandhya being signed on (2006). The film titled Idhu Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam consequently began its shoot in November 2006 and was produced by R. Ravindran and White Elephants, Selvaraghavan's new production house in collaboration with cinematographer Arvind Krishna and music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja.
The film was relaunched on 7 November 2008 and filming started with a new cast of Dhanush and Andrea Jeremiah in the leading roles. Following his split with his original technical team, Ramji and G. V. Prakash Kumar had taken over the responsibilities of being the cinematographer and music director respectively.
The film was described to be a quick project with Selvaraghavan and Dhanush's sister, Vimalageetha taking up the production reins. However, filming was stalled for unknown reasons as Selvaraghavan continued with the same team with Aayirathil Oruvan. After a period of little activity the film was announced as shelved in June 2009 due to Selvaraghavan's other commitments.
In August 2009, the movie was launched again for the third time with a first schedule planned in Hyderabad and intentions of completing the film within fifty days for a February 2010 release. Selvaraghavan and G V Prakash Kumar went to Amsterdam later that month to compose six songs for the film. However the film was yet again abandoned in October 2009 as Selvaraghavan left to complete Aayirathil Oruvan and begin another film with Vikram and Swati Reddy, which also failed to progress after its first schedule.
The crew revealed that a difficult ten-day schedule was completed in September 2010, with the team only sleeping four hours per night to complete it. The title later was changed to Irandam Ulagam. In January 2011, the director revealed that "70 per cent" of the film was over and later that month, the rights of the film were purchased by UTV Motion Pictures. However, in a sensational turn,G V Prakash Kumar was assigned again as composer after Yuvan Shankar Raja moved out of the project.
The film ran into trouble yet again after lead actress Andrea Jeremiah pulled out of the film, citing differences with the director and consequently Selvarghavan moved on to do a film titled Mayakkam Enna featuring Dhanush and Richa Gangopadhyay, who had initially been signed to do another film with the director. Initially reports suggested that Richa had replaced Andrea but reports that both projects were the same proved to be untrue.
Then Selvaragavan had roped in Arya and Anushka Shetty to play the lead roles in the film and he hoped to restart the shoot of the film in October 2011. Meanwhile, Harris Jayaraj was confirmed to be a part of the project as the music director, again replacing G V Prakash Kumar.
The film shooting had take off on 24 December 2011, in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The next schedule filmed in Goa, inside the BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus, following which the team will shoot few scenes in Rio de Janeiro and the forests of Brazil. It is reported that Arya and Anushka will play double roles. Selvaraghavan reported that the film will have CG scenes. Some portions were shot in Hyderabad. The team returned from Georgia after almost two months of continuous shoot under extreme conditions.
The unit after shooting at Ramoji Film City will be moving to the holy town of Srisailam situated in Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district. Some very important scenes crucial for the story will be shot in this last and final schedule.
Irandam Ulagam is the first album of Harris Jayaraj in 2013. Harris Jayaraj has composed seven songs teaming up with poet Vairamuthu for the Tamil and Chandrabose for the Telugu version, respectively. This is the second time Harris Jayaraj has worked with Arya after Ullam Ketkume. The songs feature breezy romantic and situation based tracks as per the film's central theme.
The song En Kaadhal Thee sung by S. P. Balasubramaniam was recorded in late October 2012. Actor Dhanush also sang one song for the album. A single track sung by Dhanush,"Panangkalla Veshamulla" was released on August 2nd through Suryan F.M. at 9.30 a.m. The track got highly positive response from the audience.Full Album released on 4th August and recieved overwhelming positive reviews from critics and fans alike.
Anirudh Ravichandhiran has been roped into this movie to do re-recording.