|Directed by||A. Venkatesh|
|Produced by||K. Muralidharan
|Written by||A. Venkatesh
Pattukkottai Prabakar (Dialogues )
Srikanth Deva (1 song)
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
Lakshmi Movie Makers
|Running time||164 minutes|
Bagavathi is a 2002 Tamil film directed by A. Venkatesh, which features Vijay and Reemma Sen in the leading roles. Vadivelu, K. Vishwanath, Yugendran and Ashish Vidyarthi play other supporting roles, while Deva composed the music for the film. Vijay introduced himself as an action hero through this film with firing punch dialogues and crackling style as mass hero.The film opened to positive reviews and it was declared a hit at the box office.
Bagavathi (Vijay), owns a tea shop cum hotel near Chennai High court. He lives with the aim of bringing up his younger brother Guna (Jai) as a doctor. He also befriends a modern girl Anjali (Reemma Sen) who is a daughter of a Judge. Guna has a girl friend Priya with whom he accidentally develops a physical relationship. Guna's love is objected by Priya's father Easwarapandiyan (Ashish Vidyarthi). Bagavathi to fulfill his brother's wish tries to convince Priya's father. But in vain. Guna attempts to marry Priya even without the knowledge of his brother. But Priya's father collapses the marriage and Guna is killed in front of Bagavathi.
Guna on his last moments promises that he would be with his brother forever. After Guna's death, everyone comes to know Priya is pregnant due to the accidental relationship with Guna earlier. Bagavathi reminds of his brother's last words and thinks his brother is going to be born again. Meanwhile, to protect the social status, Priya's father attempts to kill the child before it is being born. Bagavathi turns to a don to save his brother's child. Overcoming all the hurdles put by Priya's father, Bagavathi manages to protect Priya for safe birth of his brother's child with the help of Anjali,her mother and his tea shop helper Vadivelu.
- Vijay as Bhagavathi
- Reemma Sen as Anjali
- Vadivelu as Vadivelu/Vibration
- Jai as Guna
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Easwarapandiyan
- Monica as Priya
- Ponnambalam as Vibuthi Ganesan
- Ilavarasu as Singamuthu
- K. Vishwanath as The Chief Minister
- Yugendran as Anand
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Ganga
- Seema as District Judge (Anjali's Mother)
- Sathyapriya as Priya's Mother
- Singamuthu as Nattamai
Vijay was hesitant at first to take up a full mass hero subject and asked the director for 3 months time to think about it. The director Venkatesh selected a newcomer, Jai, to play the role of Guna after seeing him at Jai's uncle, Deva's, recording studio - mentioning that the youngster looked like actor Vijay. Although his role in the film was relatively minimal, he has since gone on to appear in successful films such as Chennai 600028, Subramaniyapuram and Engeyum Eppodhum.
The film was shot at various locations including Chennai and Vishakapattinam.
The film released in the Diwali season alongside ajith starrer villain and Ramana. The film was released in Malaysia under the title Pasupathy. A dubbed version of the film in Telugu was prepared and released in late 2005.
|1||Allu Allu||Udit Narayan|
|2||Atchamillai Atchamillai||Shankar Mahadevan|
|3||July Malargalae||Karthik, Sadhana Sargam|
|4||Kai Kai Vaikiraan||Anuradha Sriram, Shankar Mahadevan|
|5||Shyo Shyo||Timmy, Sadhana Sargam|
|6||Coca Cola Braunu||Vadivelu, Vijay|