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Nizhalgal dvd.jpg
Official DVD Box Cover
Directed by P. Bharathiraja
Produced by P. Jayarajaa
S. P. Sigamani
Screenplay by P. Bharathiraja
Story by Manivannan
Starring Nizhalgal Ravi
Music by Ilaiyaraaja[1]
Cinematography B. Kannan
Edited by Chandy
Manoj Creations
Release dates
6 November 1980
Country India
Language Tamil

Nizhalgal (English: Shadows) is a 1980 Indian Tamil film directed by Bharathiraja and written by Manivannan, starring Nizhalgal Ravi, in his debut venture, Rohini, Chandrasekhar and Rajasekar.[2] The film "sunk at the box office despite its compelling story, music and performances".[3]


A story of three young friends who are unemployed and stricken by poverty finding it hard to make ends meet. They are endowed with the never-say-die spirit and refuse to heed their parents advice to look for menial jobs. They continue to pursue their dreams no matter what comes. The shadows of these youngsters can be found abundantly in our society.


Special appearances by (in alphabetical order):


The film's soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The album features the song "Ithu Oru Pon Malai", which marked the beginning of renowned lyricist Vairamuthu's career in the film industry. The music album was a sensational hit during the period till now. The song "Madai Thiranthu" was a sensational composition and the BGM made by Ilaiyaraaja was extraordinary which in the video version, he can be seen singing the lines "New tune is created, so I am almighty". Later the song was remixed by Yogi B and Natchatra in their debut album Vallavan.

No. Title Singer Length Lyricist
1 "Madai Thiranthu" S. P. Balasubramaniam 04:21 Vaali Originally Written by Manivannan
2 "Ithu Oru Pon Malai" S. P. Balasubramaniam 04:20 Vairamuthu
3 "Poongathavae" Deepan Chakravarthy, Uma Ramanan 04:27 Gangai Amaran
4 "Dhoorathil Naan Kanda Un Mugam" S. Janaki 05:05 Panchu Arunachalam


Tamil Nadu State Film Awards


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