Periyar (film)

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Periyar Movie official DVD Cover.jpg
Directed by Gnana Rajasekaran
Produced by Liberty Creations Limited
Written by Gnana Rajasekaran
Starring Sathyaraj
Vennira Aadai Nirmala
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Thangar Bachan
Edited by B. Lenin
Liberty Creations Limited
Distributed by Liberty Creations Limited
Release date(s)
  • May 4, 2007 (2007-05-04)
Running time 188
Country India
Language Tamil

Periyar (Tamil: பெரியார்) is a 2007 Tamil biographical film, made about the life of the social reformer and rationalist Periyar E. V. Ramasamy [1] with Sathyaraj who himself is a rationalist in the lead role. It currently has no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.[2]


The film details the life of Periyar right from a childhood to his marriage to Nagammal to his pilgrimage to Kashi which changed his life where he understands the cruelty of the Hindu Caste System that only Brahmins are welcomed and he was refused meals at choultries which exclusively fed Brahmins forbidding other Hindu castes. Having starved severely, Periyar found no other better way than to enter a choultry disguises himself with the appearance of a Brahmin wearing a thread on his bare chest but it is found out and is disgusted with life in Kashi.[3] Periyar returns and joins his father's business and later becomes the Chairman of the Erode Municipality. Later, which he resigns from this post and joins the freedom struggle. He becomes the President of Congress party of Madras Presidency. Later he quits the Congress party and joins the Justice Party. He goes on to format the DK. His role in the Anti-Hindi agitation and Vaikom struggle. His second marriage and the formation of the DMK. It covers his entire life till death.[4]



Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 2007
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Muniyandi Vilangial Moonramandu

The music for the film has been scored by Vidyasagar

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Kadavul Ulagathai Padaichaar"   Vairamuthu Mathu Balakirushnan, Guru Charan, Muralitharan, Surya Prakash  
2. "Idai Thazhuvi Kola Jadai"   Vairamuthu Priya Subramaniyan  
3. "Kadavula Ni Kallaa Melor"   Vairamuthu Manicka Vinayagam, J.K.V.Roshini, Mathu Balakirushnan, Chandran  
4. "Thai Thai Thakka Arul Seiy"   Vairamuthu Vijayalakshmi Subramaniam  
5. "Thaayum Yaaro Thanthai Yaaro"   Vairamuthu K.J.Yesudas  

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