Sarkunam’s Vaagai Sooda Vaa Smells Different!
Vaagai Sooda Vaa is a romantic comedy drama film directed by A. Sarkunam,who was renowned for his directorial debut Kalavani. It features Vimal and newcomer Iniya in the lead roles, along with K. Bhagyaraj, Ponvannan and Thambi Ramaiahplaying supporting roles.
The film is a period piece set in the 1960s in a remote village in Tamil Nadu. Contrary to what Sarkunam had initially planned, Vaagai Sooda Vaa, too, is a story that has been set in a village. Seenu, the art director had erected a set of a village of 1 crore worth, near Aruppukottai for the film.
Vimal plays a young man named Veluthambi, who has finished his PUC and aspires to become a teacher. The lead female role is that of a “teatender” of the 1960s, a person working at a tea shop. Though Amala Paul was expected to do the role, Iniya walked in at the time of shooting.
The film’s score and soundtrack have been scored by debutant M. Ghibran, a friend of Sarkunam. Vaagai Sooda Vaa marks the film debut for Ghibran, who had been composing jingles before.The film is currently in its post-production stages and scheduled for a September 2011 release.
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