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On the sets of "Kadhal Samrajyam"...

IT WAS garments everywhere. One could see a group of girls stitching clothes in a section, while another was engaged in needlework. One is referring to the scene of P. A. Art production's ``Kadal Samrajyam.'' It was a garment unit in Velachery. The film is full of youth. But it is not the usual storyline one comes across, says director Agathiyan, who also has taken care of the screenplay and dialogue. He has woven the story with a dance school as the backdrop. That explains the presence of Gautham. ``For the first time I am writing all the seven songs. Prasanthi, a Malaysian girl, has sung a song. Gangai Amaran's son Venkat Prabhu, Malaysia Vasudevan's son Yugendran and S. P. Balasubramanian's son Charan have jointly sung a song and have also acted for it. I feel that people will sit up and take notice at Yuvan Shanker Raja after this film," says the director. ``After three and a half years I am coming back to the Tamil scene and it is a re-entry for me.''

Is it entertainment-oriented? ``Well, with less money I am trying to make a commercially successful film. With due respect to director Sridhar, I can say that another ``Kadalikka Neramillai'' is in the making. An interesting feature about the film is that the cast is made up of the children of yester year or top technicians. They include, apart from Subbu, producer and son of Panchu Arunachalam, Goutham, Yugendran and Charan, popular dancer Susheela Dedi's son Aravind, Gangai Amaran's son Venkat Prabhu, TV artist Poornam's daughter Santhoshi, Kannadasan's grandson Bhanu and T. S. Balaiya's daughter Kalavathi Producer R. D. Bhasker's daughter Vasuki has designed the costumes. The heroine Anjana is from Mumbai. Editing is by Lancy Mohan and art is by Yogamahi.

By ASHOK KUMAR S. R.

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