Giri (film)

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Giri
Directed by Sundar C
Produced by Kushboo
Written by Sundar C
Boopathy Pandian
Starring Arjun
Reema Sen
Ramya
Devayani
Vadivelu
Prakash Raj
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography K. S. Selvaraj
Edited by P. Saisuresh
Production
company
Avni Cinemax
Release dates
  • 1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)
Country India
Language Tamil

Giri (Tamil: கிரி), is a 2004 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by Sundar C, starring Arjun in the lead role, with Reema Sen, Ramya, Vadivelu, Devayani and Prakash Raj among others enacting supporting roles. The film, released on 1 October 2004, is considered a hit.This film was dubbed in Telugu as same title and in Hindi as Jaggu.

Plot[edit]

Two villages on either side of a river are always feuding as the headmen Veerasamy (Vinu Chakravarthy and Sethupathy FEFSI Vijayan) have personal enmity. Due to some misunderstanding, Sethupathy’s children die and the blame falls on Veerasamy. Sethupathy seeks revenge and tries to kill Veerasamy’s son but is saved by his servant's son but the boy disappears.

20 years later Shiva (Arjun) is seen arriving in Kumbakonam living with a bakery owner Veerabagu (Vadivelu). Shiva’s mission is to protect Devayani and her son from all sorts of gangsters. Priya (Reema Sen) walks into the bakery. Though she dislikes and torments Veerabhagu, she falls for Shiva. Sooner, the true identity of Shiva is revealed as he saves Devayani and her son from being murdered by Sethupathy’s son.

When questioned about his identity it is revealed in flashback that Shiva is Giri, the hatchet man of Veerasamy. Devayani’s husband Suryaprakash (Prakash Raj) is actually the long lost son of Veerasamy and he was killed by Sethupathy. To protect the rest of the family, Giri was sent to bring them back to the village. In the village Giri has another love interest, Devaki (Ramya) the niece of Sethupathy.

All this leads to a bloody climax during a boat race and Sethupathy and his family are wiped out by Giri. And the film ends with both the girls cling on to Giri.

Cast[edit]

Songs[edit]

Music and background score is handled by D. Imman.[1] The song "Dai Kaiya Vechikitu Summa Iruda" was a hit number of all the tracks in the album.

Tracklist
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Adra sakkai"   Karthick, Shalini Singh 4:11
2. "Kisukisu Manusa"   Harish Ragavendra, Mathangi 4:41
3. "Rendu Kaalu singada giri"   Manicka Vinayagam, D.Imman 3:45
4. "Dai Kaiya Vechikitu Summa Iruda"   Devan, Anuradha Sriram 4:22
5. "Oppankara Veethiyiley"   Karthik, Chinmayee 4:59
6. "Dubuku Dubuku"   D.Imman, Anuradha Sriram 4:54
Total length:
25.24

Reception[edit]

The highlight of the movie was the rib-tickling comic sequences between Vadivelu and Arjun. Also the action sequences were notable, credits to FEFSI Vijayan. The film received mediocre reviews with Indiaglitz stating, "the story sink in the quagmire of pulp and predictability".[2] But yet the film managed decent returns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songs in Giri". Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Giri movie review". Retrieved 8 February 2012.