|Directed by||Sasi Shanker|
|Produced by||M. Saravanan
M. S. Guhan
|Screenplay by||Sasi Shankar|
|Story by||Benny P. Nayarambalam
D. P. Singappuli
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Running time||146 minutes|
|Box office||17 Crores|
Perazhagan (Tamil: பேரழகன்; English: Most handsome Guy) is a 2004 Indian Tamil film directed by Sasi Shanker, starring Suriya and Jyothika with both playing dual roles. The supporting cast includes Vivek, Manorama and Manobala. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film, which is a remake of the 2002 Malayalam film Kunjikoonan, which starred Dileep and Navya Nair in the lead, was released on 7 May 2004, receiving favorable reviews and turning out to be commercial success.
The story revolves around Chinna (Surya), a village youth who receives sympathy because he is a hunchback and is lauded for selfless service to others. He covers up his handicap with humor. Unmindful of his looks, Chinna goes around looking for a suitable bride with the help of his friend (Vivek). Brushing aside many an insult hurled at him, he carries on.
In contrast is Karthik (Surya), a violent college student, who loves his classmate Priya (Jyothika). She meets Chinna, who assures her that he would get her married to the man of her dreams. However, she is killed in a fracas involving a gangster. Meanwhile, the hunchback Surya comes across an orphaned poor blind girl, Shenbagam (Jyothika). He wins over her heart by helping her out.
Thanks to his efforts, she gains her vision (Priya's eyes are transplanted to her). This results in a tussle between Chinna and Karthik as to whom Shenbagam now belongs. However, fearing his looks, the hunchback, Chinna, decides to give way to the other. But fate has other things in store for him...As a result she pairs up with Chinna itself.
- Surya Sivakumar as Chinna / Karthik
- Jyothika as Priya / Shenbagam
- Vivek as Kuzhandhai
- Manorama as Pattamma
- Thalaivasal Vijay
- Manicka Vinayagam
- Malavika in a cameo role
- Screenplay, Direction: Sasi Shanker
- Production: M. Saravanan, M. Balasubramanian, M. S. Guhan and B. Gurunath
- Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
- Cinematography: R. Rathnavelu
- Editing: Anthony
- Dialogue: D. P. Singappuli
- Story: Benny P. Nayarambalam
- Art direction: Thotta Tharani
- Stunts: B. Thiyagarajan and Stun Siva
- Choreography: Brindha and Santhi Srihari
- Stills: 'Theni' Selvam
- Costumes: V. Prasad
- Lyrics: Pazhani Bharathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay, Thamarai and Snehan
- Co-direction: Raj Kannan
- Executive production: Sathya Moorthy
- Banner: AVM Productions
"Perazhagan" was 166th film of AVM Productions. It is a remake of Malayalam film Kunjikoonan, Sasi Shankar who directed original version also directed the Tamil remake. A 25 days' shooting schedule took place at locations in Kerala, including Ernakulam, Thodupuzha, Kolappra and Kudaiyathur. Sets designed by Thottatharani, which depicted hunchback Chinna's house, the telephone booth he runs, a bus stand, tea stall, and a vegetable market — were other locations where shooting took place. For the role of the ugly cripple, Chinna, Surya's make-up by Bujji Babu, took about three hours to be perfected. The special make-up items were imported from the US.
|Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Released||15 April 2004|
|Recorded||2003 / 2004|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack, released on 15 April 2004, has six songs composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Pazhani Bharathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay, Thamarai and Snehan writing the lyrics of each one song. The song "Oru Azhagana" has the lead actor Suriya, singing for a soundtrack for the first time.
|1||"Ambuli Mama"||Karthik||4:12||Pazhani Bharathi|
|2||"Orae Oru Piravi"||Hariharan||3:58||Snehan|
|3||"Kadhalukku"||'Pushpavanam' Kuppuswamy, Sri Vardhini||5:18||Kabilan|
|4||"Oru Azhagana"||Suriya, Savitha Reddy, Ganga, Mathangi||4:51||Thamarai|
|5||"Kaatru Enbatha"||Shankar Mahadevan, Mathangi||4:33||Pa. Vijay|