Raja (2002 film)

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Raja
Directed by Ezhil
Produced by Thiruvenkatam
Written by Ezhil
Starring Ajith Kumar
Jyothika
Priyanka Trivedi
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Production
  company
Serene Movie Makers.[1]
Release date(s) July 5, 2002
Country India
Language Tamil

Raja (Tamil: ராஜா) is a 2002 Tamil film directed by Ezhil which stars Ajith Kumar, Jyothika and Priyanka Trivedi in the lead roles.It was dubbed into telgu as Nuvvu Naaku Kavali.

Plot[edit]

Ajith is paranoid about getting married. Jyothika arrives at his place and begins to compel him to get married to her. The reason: Ajith was pouring his love out to someone else thinking that she was Jyothika.

Under the cover of darkness Jyothika confesses her love for Ajith. Thinking that it was Priyanka Trivedi who was speaking to him, Ajith begins to love her. Suddenly, a villain pops out of nowhere and causes the death of Priyanka. Then, finally, after dilly dallying for a very long time, the story ends with the coming together of the lead pair of Ajith and Jyothika.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

A fight scene was picturised on Ajit, Sonu and 40 stunt-men on a train that travelled from Mettupalayam to Ooty. For the scenes the train was hired for four days at a cost of about INR40 lakh.[2]

Release[edit]

A reviewer described the film as "boasting of a handsome star cast, but it's hardly enough to salvage the film", describing the script as "uninspiring and mediocre", and the narration as "lackadaisical".[3] Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu also criticized the execution of the film citing that the film was "disappointing".[4]

Soon after release, Ajith revealed that Raja would be his final romantic film citing that in the future he would do only action films.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Raja
Soundtrack album by Karthik Raja
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Karthik Raja chronology
Kovil (film)
(2002)
Raja
(2002)
Ragasiyamai
(2003)

The film's music was composed by Karthik Raja. All lyrics written by Thamarai.

Song title Singers
Chinna Chinna Hariharan
Karisai Kaadu Pennae K. S. Chithra
Vethalaikodiye Karthik
Nenchellam Sunitha Sarathy
Oru Pouranami Kay Kay, Suchitra
Nee Paakinrai K. S. Chithra

References[edit]