Prabhu Deva is back with his third directorial Tamil film Engeyum Kadhal. After directing action-oriented movies like Pokkiri and Villu, the choreographer-turned-director has switched to romantic flick this time with Jayam Ravi and Hansika Motwani in the leads.
The movie was started with the name Itch before it was rechristened Engeyum Kadhal. Prabhu Deva had initially thought of casting Shruti Hassan opposite Jayam Ravi. There were speculations that the director approached the actress to play the female lead in the film. It also claimed that she liked the story but as the actress was busy with her other projects, she could not allocate the dates hence, she turned down the offer. Later, Hansika Motwani, who had become popular in Telugu and Kannada films by then, was roped in for the female lead character.
Engeyum Kadhal is a breezy romantic film, which is mainly set in France. Jayam Ravi plays the role of a happy-go-lucky guy and Hansika Motwani, a girl who believes in true love. Unlike other love stories, the actor will not fall in love. It is the female lead, who likes him and makes him understand, what love is all about! The twists and turns form the rest of the story.
Coming to the music department, Prabhu Deva and musician Harris Jayaraj started musician composition works in Sydney in December 2009. The tunes were finalized even before the movie launch. But the audio of the film was delayed due to some reasons. The music album was released on November 08, 2010. The movie has eight songs for which Thamarai, Vaali, Madhan Karky, Na Muthu Kumar and other have penned the lyrics. 'Thee illai...', 'Nangaai... and 'Bathing at cannes...' are the few songs, which have won the hearts of the audience.
However, Engeyum Kadhal has received clean 'U' certificate from the Censor Board. The movie will hit the screens on May 06, 2011.
Cast: Jayam Ravi, Hansika Motwani, Suman etc.
Director: Prabhu Deva
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Nirvan Shah
Producer: Kalpathi S Agoram