Selvaraghavan’s Mayakkam Enna which released a few weeks back has been met with a mixed response from the movie-goers. While the film has been appreciated by critics and good film-lovers, Dhanush’s acting has also come in for special praise. Many say this could be the actor’s best-ever performance in his decade-long career in films. Still, the ticket collections at the theatres tell a different story.
Selvaa, who doesn’t appear to have been shaken by the box-office response to Mayakkam Enna, has already moved on to his next film. PVP Cinemas, which produced ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram’s latest film Rajapattai, is now producing Irandaam Ulagam which is being directed by Selvaraghavan. The film brings Aarya and Anushka opposite each other for the first time on-screen. It’s also the first time that Selvaraghavan would be directing Aarya and Anushka.
In another ‘first’ to Irandaam Ulagam, Harris Jayaraj would be scoring the music of the film. Harris and Selvaa have never worked together in any film. As such, expectations are galore for their first ‘joint venture’. Thanks to successive musical hits, Harris’ market has been on the upswing for the past few years. Selvaa had been with Yuvan Shankar Raja right from his first film but separated from him due to misunderstanding two years ago.
After that, G.V. Prakash Kumar scored music for Aayirathil Oruvan and Mayakkam Enna. For some reasons, Selvaa has now decided to go for Harris’ music for his Irandaam Ulagam.
Speaking about his association with Harris, Selvaa said “It’s true that Harris would be scoring the music of Irandaam Ulagam. We had been neighbours right from our childhoods and friends all along.
“I was always the tough guy while Harris was the ‘soft’ guy. I’m sure it’d be an entirely different experience for both of us to be working with each other!” How come Selvaa got reminded of his ‘childhood friend’ Harris all of a sudden?