'Yazh' is about Sri Lankan Tamil culture
An NRI based in Australia, MS Anand, who has won a few awards for his short films, is all set to make a full-fledged Tamil movie, titled ...
As the title suggests it is about Sri Lankan Tamil culture, based on their ancient musical instrument, called the 'yazh'. In ancient times, Tamils of North East Sri Lanka practiced and developed an art, based on Yazh music, song and dance, propagating Saiva Siddha Vedanta.
Yazh director Anand says, "The story is set during the last ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka and is about characters that belong to Yazh culture and what happens to them during the last stages of the war. It is a contemporary film, focussing on the ancient culture that the Tamil people have forgotten."
Anand has treated it as a commercial film and has artists like Vinod, Daniel Balaji and Sashi, and three girls, Misha, Neelima and Leema.
Says the director who has produced it under the Mystic Films banner: "The story takes place entirely in Sri Lanka, with characters speaking in Jaffna Tamil. There are no Indian Tamil characters in this story. It is a regular commercial film with six songs."