is a 2007 Indian
comedy feature film
by Venkat Prabhu
, making his directorial debut.
The film stars 11 actors, namely Shiva
, Aravind Akash
, Nithin Sathya
and newcomers Ajay Raj, Ranjith, Vijay Vasanth, Prasanna, Karthik
and Arun in lead roles along with Vijayalakshmi Agathiyan
, daughter of
National Film Award
director Agathiyan, and Christine
, playing the female lead artists, making their acting
debut as well. The film was produced by Venkat Prabhu's best friend
and son of singing legend S.
, S. P.
along with J. K. Saravana, a Singapore-based award-winning producer.
score and soundtrack were composed by Premji Amaran
and Yuvan Shankar Raja
, respectively. The
film, based on street cricket
in India and focussing on various themes as friendship
in a suburban area
, released on 27 April 2007 and
went on to become one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The
film's title is derived from the pin
of "R. A. Puram", a suburb of Chennai, where the
The success of the film gained the relatively
unknown lead actors as Shiva, Premji Amaren, Jai and Nithin Sathya
and also newcomers Vijayalakshmi, Vijay Vasanth and the director
Venkat Prabhu himself fame, making them very popular and a household name
in Kollywood.Upon release, the
film was dubbed into Telugu
released as Kodithe Kottalira
Cast and crew
The film score of the film was scored by Venkat Prabhu's brother,
, whilst Venkat Prabhu's
cousin, Yuvan Shankar Raja
composed the soundtrack, which also featured two tracks that were
rearranged by Premji Amaren. The soundtrack, featuring 9 tracks overall,
was released on 22 February 2007 in India and three days later in
Singapore and Malaysia.
audio was launched at the radio station Radio Mirchi
, broadcasting all the songs live,
which was said to be the first time in India. The lyrics were
written by 'Kavignar' Vaali
, father of Venkat
Prabhu. Also composer Yuvan Shankar
turned lyricist, penning the lyrics for the song
"Natpukullae", besides singing it himself. 19 singers had rendered
their voices for the songs, including DJ Funky Sathiya and
SilveStar, two Singaporean rappers, actor Karunas
, director Venkat Prabhu and producer S. P.
The album was both critically acclaimed and gained immense
popularity upon its release, being described as, "excellent", a
"rocking album" and one of the "aesthetic highlights" of the film.
Also the songs were said to be a big hit as reportedly 25000 CD's
were sold out on the very first day, "ruling the charts" worldwide,
whilst the "Jalsa" and "Saroja Saman Nikalo" songs were "rocking
the dance floors"
||Yuvan Shankar Raja, DJ Funky
||Yuvan Shankar Raja
||Yuvan Shankar Raja
||S. P. Balasubramanyam, K. S. Chithra
||Ranjith, Tippu, Premji
Amaren, Haricharan, Karthik
||"Oh! Oh! Ennanamo"
||S. P. B.
Charan, Venkat Prabhu
||Composed by Premji Amaren
||Sabesh, Gana Ulaganathan, Gana
Pazhani, Karunas, Premji Amaren
||Remixed by Premji Amaren
||"Saroja Saman Nikalo"
||Shankar Mahadevan, Premji Amaren
- The film was a surprise hit grossing $2 million at the box