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Directed by Hari
Produced by M. A. Jinnah
Written by Hari
Starring Bharath
Poonam Bajwa
Simran Bagga
Sampath Raj
Y. G. Mahendran
Music by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Cinematography Priyan
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Jinnah Creations
Release dates
26 October 2008[1]
Country India
Language Tamil

Seval (English: Cockerel) is a Tamil language action drama film released in 2008. It stars Bharath, Vadivelu, Simran Bagga and Poonam Bajwa in the lead roles.


The beginning is promising, at any rate, as you watch a Don't-Care Murugesan (Bharath) limp sorrowfully from the Central Jail, Palayamkottai, in a scruffy beard and glasses.

He has been incarcerated for 17 years. Naturally, there's a story which rewinds from 1989. In those halcyon days, he's an unruly youngster in pretty village Sivasailam, (Hari's forte, Thirunelveli District), the son of a hard-working flower-sellers (Rajesh and Yuvasri), with Thapaal Thangavelu (Vadivelu), who provides as much laughter as the posts he delivers.

Life is a long, sunny adventure for Murugesan who beats people up, sells his grandfather's land, runs over rooftops (like the rooster of the title) and incurs so much of his father's wrath that he's prophesied to meet a horrible end. Not that this gloomy prospect affects Murugesan—he continues on his own sweet way until he runs smack into Parijatham (debutante Poonam Bajwa), a demure, fair-complexioned, striking Iyer girl, the daughter of Panjami Iyer (Y. G. Mahendran) and the younger sister of Gayatri (Simran).

Thus we have the first half which is a series of rollicking fun interspersed with logical sequences; the two have sudden and quirky escapades.

In the meantime, the village's bigwig (Sampath Raj), who is magnanimous in public and a tyrant at home, casts his eyes on Parijatham. What sets his characterization apart is that he is not your average villain who shrieks and carries away the heroine; he places his pawns carefully, and is afraid of being found out and Parijatham is trapped and he starts removing her dresses. He and Murugesan come close to breaking each other's bones many times—but the situations defuse themselves in a perfectly natural fashion.

Several twists in the tale occur in a quick fashion, and Murugesan and Parijatham are bound in a net from which, seemingly, there is no escape.


Actors Role
Bharath Murugesan
Poonam Bajwa Parijatham
Vadivelu Thapaal Thangavelu
Simran Bagga Gayatri


The songs were composed by G. V. Prakash.[2]

Soundtrack album by G. V. Prakash Kumar
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Ayngaran Music
An Ak Audio
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Naan Aval Adhu
Ullasa Utsaha
Songs Singers
Kannamma Kannamma Vijay Yesudas, Gayathri
Namma Ooru Nallaarukku Tippu, Manickka Vinayagam, Anuradha Sriram
Odamarathu Mullapola Benny Dayal
Paarvaile Oru Yekkam Naresh Iyer
Thaayaramma Thaayaaru Karthik
Thulasi Chediyum Aralipoovum Hariharan, Deepa Miriam