Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Teenagers' heartthrob, sensational hero Arya's much hyped venture is Oram Po. After rigorous workouts, Arya has trimmed down and sports a new look for the movie, where he plays the role of an auto driver. Giving him able company is Pooja. She plays the role of a biriyani vendor. After Ullam Ketkume, these two have come together for Oram Po.
Auto is the directorial venture of the director couple, Pushkar and Gayathri. Music director A.R. Rahman's nephew, G.V. Prakash, is composing music for this movie which tells about the life of an auto driver.
This movie's script reveals the life of an average auto driver, who has zillions of dreams and aspirations like everyone else. Their views about the public's complaints about their attitude, temperament, fleecing and language is also revealed in pungent language.
Directors say, "This movie's story revolves around the life of auto drivers. Chennai auto drivers are very different from the auto drivers elsewhere. They are very cool and friendly with their customers. They also have a unique sense of humour. Therefore, we decided to make a movie on them." This movie's shooting is taking place mostly on real locations, not on sets.
The man behind the camera is Neerav Shah. Ashwini and M.S. Bhasker are also included in the cast. V. Pazhanivel and A.C. Anandan are producing Auto under the banner A.P. Film Garden.
"The characters are what you find in real life and the story pertains to the problems faced by the youth," says the director, even as he hastens to add that their best efforts are on to churn out a commercial entertainer.
V. Pazhanivel and A.C. Anandan as producers surely deserve plaudits for open-heartedly backing new and innovative ventures. It would have been easier for them to go in for 'masala' movies. But they are ready to choose hard and untrodden paths for the sake of quality cinema.
Cast : Arya, Pooja.
Music Director : G.V.Prakash
Producer : V.Palanivel, A.C.Ananthan
Director : Pushkar, Gayathri
Banner : A P Film Garden.