School romances had ruled Kollywood a few years ago. Although some sections of the audiences did not approve of this, the influx of such films continued. Some of the notable ones are Panneer Pushpangal way back in the year 1981, directed by Bharathi-Vasu; Aishwarya Dhanush’s 3 and Neethaanae En Pon Vasantham in the recent past to name some. Slowly, things started changing and the industry is now focused on the horror genre. The pattern keeps changing every now and then and now we have scriptwriter Erode Sounder taking up the subject of school romance once again, in Ayya Ullen Ayya.
To talk about Erode Sounder, he has been in the industry for quite a while, having assisted many successful directors like K S Ravikumar. He has also directed a few films. Sounder is known for his writing in hit films like Cheran Pandian, Naattamai, Parambarai and Samuthiram. Now, after a gap he is planning to call the shots once again in a film titled Ayya Ullen Ayya. In villages and Tamil medium schools, the roll call of pupils will always have the response from students as "Ullen Ayya", meaning I am present. Sounder has used this phrase as the title in his film.
About Ayya Ullen Ayya, Sounder was quoted as saying, “My film has a strong message. A student’s future lies in the important period between 10th and 12th grade. A small wrong step will totally change their life. That’s what I have dealt with in my film. I also have a message to parents and students in Ayya Ullen Ayya.” This film on school romance has Sounder’s grandson Kabilesh being introduced. He is also a tenth grader. Bala Sabareeswaran, Sounder’s nephew will be the antagonist. Prarthana, a child artist from Mollywood is turning heroine in this film. This film is expected to hit the screens before this year endRead More