Youth icon Yuvan Shankar Raja’s debut venture as a producer, Pyaar Prema Kadhal hit the screens this Friday. The film opened to a positive response from the youth audience and some good critical reviews as well.
The film stars Bigg Boss 1 contestants Harish Kalyan and Raiza as the lead pair, with Elan wielding the megaphone and Yuvan taking charge of the music department.
Yuvan has provided a praise-worthy album and backed it up with a good background score as well. Now, according to the Behindwoods’ Box Office Wing, let us see how the film has performed in its first weekend at the Chennai City Box Office.
The film has certainly impressed its target audience.
With Yuvan Shankar Raja himself composing the music for the film and it being his first production venture, the audio was launched by his father, the legendary music composer Ilaiyaraaja.
Speaking at the launch, Yuvan said, “I have composed for more than 120 films so far, but my father has not come for any of the audio launches. He always says I will not come and promote you. Since I am venturing into production, he agreed to come to this event. It’s been a long time since I decided to produce films and finally it has happened now. We have added some perkiness to the film, which will have some shades of Arjun Reddy.”
While speaking at the audio launch function, Ilaiyaraaja said, “I have come here out of love for Pyaar Prema Kaadhal. This is the first time I am coming for Yuvan’s event, not for his musical avatar, but for his production venture.” He also advised upcoming music directors to avoid electronic instruments and use real instruments.
The audio launch was attended by many top actors of Kollywood including Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Danush etc. Danush and Vijay Sethupathi invited together to the stage for their wish where Danush shared his good memories with the Music director. He appreciated Yuvan for being only the selling point of his initial movies such as Thulluvatho Ilamai and Kadhal Konden.
Archana who hosted the program asked Danush to sing few lines before signing off. Danush hesitated at first and saw Ilayaraja for his permission. After his nod Danush sand Ilayaraja’s cult classic song “Thendral Vanthu Theendumpothu” from the movie Avatharam.
After he finished singing Ilayaraja laughed out loud and while another host Maheshwari reminded that “Yuvan is the one who introduced Danush into singing” to which Ilayaraja got surprised and turned back at Yuvan to confirm it from himself.
Then Ilayaraja’s humorous hand gesture towards Danush made the entire stadium laugh. Watch the video below :