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'Boys' - The Cast & Crew

The Shankar-AR Rahman combination has always managed to create magic at the box office. And now the duo are all set to test their sixth venture at the box office. The shooting for 'Boys' is completed, and the film will hit the theatres in August.

The star cast is a fresh one, five guys and a girl. All of them trained in one music form or other, for the story centres around a struggling music group, out to make it big. Siddharth is a trained singer and a stage actor, and was an assistant director to Maniratnam, before he went for a screen test to Shankar and was selected for his 'Boys'. The 24-year-old has got a management degree from Mumbai, and can play the drums too.
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A year younger is Manikandan, with a degree in Visual Communications, and a passion for acting and dancing. There is the 19-year-old chubby Nakul, better known as actress Devayani's sibling. His expertise in playing the Key Board is what got him into Shankar's film. Bharat, the 19-year-old dancer from the 'Swingers' group, is a student of commerce, even as Shankar spotted him and gave him the chance in 'Boys'. And finally there is Sai, the experienced one, having played the drums for the likes of music directors Rahman and Harris Jairaj.

Heroine Genelia has acted in a Hindi film 'Tujhe Meri Kasam', and modelled for ads like the 'Parker Pen' ad, with Amitabh Bachchan. Shankar has changed this 20-year-old management graduate's name to Harini.

Also in the cast is comedian Vivek (his first film with Shankar), singer A V Ramanan, Chitti Babu, Ilavarasu, Shweta, Amenda, Resu, Sinduri, Kalairani, Anita Ratnam, Janaki Sabesh, Jaya Murali, Bhuvaneshwari, Suryakant and Subhashini. Friendly appearaces have been made by singer Hariharan, Solomon Pappiah, and model Kamal Chopra.

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The songs have already become hits. While Vairamuthu is missing from the list of lyric writers, there are two songs written by Pa. Vijay, two by Kapilan and two by Vaali. Produced by A M Ratnam, 'Boys' has cinematography by Ravi K. Chandran, editing by V T Vijayan, dialogues by Sujatha, sets designed by Sabu Cyril, and dance and stunt choreography by Raju Sundaram and Vikram Dharma respectively. Arjun Bhasin ('Monsoon Wedding', 'Dil Chaahta Hai') has designed the costumes. Apart from the usual trendy ones, Bhasin has reportedly experimented with Film rolls, Video tapes, matchsticks, bottle caps, and chocolate wrappers, to design some bizarre costumes for the film.

The special visual effects for the film has been designed by the Chennai-based Pentamedia, and Indian Artist groups, with support from experts in Mumbai, US and Australia.

Audio launch-Boys

Malini Mannath.

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Published on 22nd July 2003

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