Savarakathi

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Savarakathi
Savarakathi - Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byG. R. Adithya
Produced byMysskin
Written byMysskin
StarringRam
Mysskin
Poorna
Ashvatt
Music byArrol Corelli
CinematographyKarthik Venkatraman
Edited byS. Julian
Production
company
Release date
  • 9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Savarakathi (English: Straight Razor) is a 2018 Tamil black comedy drama film directed by G. R. Adithya, written and produced by his brother Mysskin. The film stars Ram, Mysskin and Shamna Kasim in the lead roles. Featuring music composed by Arrol Corelli, the film began production during November 2015, and was released across India on 9 February 2018.

Cast[edit]

  • Ram as Pitchai Moorthy
  • Mysskin as Mangeswaran
  • Shamna Kasim as Subadhra
  • Ashvatt as Gautaman
  • Shaji Chen as Madman
  • Swathishta Krishnan as Kayal
  • Pawan Sharma as Raghu
  • Pradeep "Raja Rani"
  • Sangeetha Balan

Production[edit]

Mysskin launched the production of the film during July 2015, and announced that he would also write the script for the film and play the antagonist. He stated that he was inspired to write the script based on a real life barber he knew, who would only tell lies.[1][2] The film's director was Mysskin's brother, G. R. Adithya, who had previously apprenticed under filmmakers such as R. Parthiepan and Mysskin himself. Adithya had initially been contracted to make a film for a different production studio but after the project got shelved, he convinced Mysskin to give him an opportunity to direct the project. Another director, Ram, was signed on to play the lead role of the barber, with Adithya keen on selecting someone with an "innocent" face. Ram initially refused the offer, as he felt that the film would undo his public image of being a serious film-maker, but later accepted to feature in the project.[3][4] Poorna was selected after six heroines, including Priyamani, had refused the opportunity to be a part of the film.[5][6] The actress revealed that she would play a hearing-impaired pregnant lady in the film, and prior to the start of shoot, she took part in a ten-day workshop where she learnt to speak the Sivagangai slang and was taught how to portray the character by Adithya. Adithya chose to take inspiration for the role from the personality and body language of his and Mysskin's own mother.[7][8] Ashvatt, who previously appeared in Mysskin's Pisaasu and Thupparivaalan, was signed on to play a key role in the film, while television anchor Swathishta Krishnan also joined the cast.[9][10] The soundtrack and teaser of the film was released on 15 October 2016, and then re-released in January 2018, with a bonus song and instrumental tracks added.[11] Despite being completed in late 2016, the film was delayed and eventually the makers of the film chose to promote Mysskin's name over Adithya's name in the promotional posters to make use of his brand name post the success of Thupparivaalan.[12]

Soundtrack[edit]

Savarakathi
Soundtrack album by Arrol Corelli
Released22 January 2018
LanguageTamil
LabelU1 Records
Arrol Corelli chronology
Thupparivaalan
(2017)
Savarakathi
(2018)
Annanukku Jai
(2018)
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The film's music was composed by Arrol Corelli, while the audio rights of the film was acquired by U1 Records. The album released on 22 January 2018 and featured two songs and six extra instrumental tracks.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Annaanthu Paar"Thamizhachi ThangapandianMadhu Iyer4:39
2."Thangakathi"MysskinMysskin4:26
3."All The World Is A Stage"0:33
4."Pichai The Barber"1:14
5."The Trickster"0:37
6."Footsteps"1:40
7."Farce"0:51
8."Hold Me"0:38

Release[edit]

Tamil Nadu theatrical rights of the film were sold for 3 crore.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/director-mysskin-talks-about-his-love-for-sherlock-holmes-and-portrayal-of-private-detective-in-thupparivalan/article19762616.ece
  2. ^ "Suriya Thanked Me for My Heartfelt Work". Behindwoods. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/A-comical-collision/article16374414.ece
  4. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/mysskin-watching-films-in-theaters-is-a-communal-event-news-tamil-sbykR2fjejaej.html
  5. ^ "Poorna replaces Priyamani in Mysskin's next". 15 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  6. ^ Karthik, Janani (16 July 2015). "Six heroines declined, but Poorna said 'yes'". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  7. ^ Thinkal V Menon (11 September 2015). "I was nervous working with Ram and Mysskin: Poorna". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Poorna signs a film rejected by six heroines". Indiaglitz. 16 July 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  9. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/ashwath-to-play-a-key-role-in-savarakathi.html
  10. ^ http://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/kollywood/101016/from-tv-to-silver-screen.html
  11. ^ "An important status update on Mysskin's 'Savarakathi'". Indiaglitz. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2015.
  12. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/mysskin-shares-interesting-details-on-savarakathi-ram-poorna-arrol-corelli-tamil-news-205539
  13. ^ "Savarakathi TN theatrical rights".

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