Vaazhthugal

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Vaazhthugal
Bhavmaddy.jpg
Directed by Seeman
Produced by S. Arunamaheswari
Written by Seeman
Starring Madhavan
Bhavana
Venkat Prabhu
Marudhu
Na. Muthusamy
Mallika Sukumaran
Kanimozhi
Ilavarasu
Anbu Thennarasan
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography P. L. Sanjay
Edited by K. Pazhanivel
Production
  company
Amma Creations
Distributed by UTV
Release date(s) 14 January 2008
Running time 151 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Vaazhthugal (English: Greetings) is a 2008 Indian Tamil drama film written and directed by Seeman of Thambi fame. The film stars Madhavan and Bhavana in lead roles along with Venkat Prabhu, Ilavarasu, Na. Muthusamy and R. K, who play supporting roles. Produced by Siva for Amma Creations and with music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, Vaazhthugal was released on 14 January 2008 during Pongal. The film had a good music score and though praised as a decent family entertainer, was commercially unsuccessful and is considered[by whom?] a box office bomb. What was unique and special about this film is that it did not feature any English words and dialogues, but only had pure Tamil language.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Vazhthugal revolves around Kathiravan, a successful entrepreneur who manages a software company. Kathiravan is an affectionate son and socially responsible too. His company is involved in various social activities.

When his close friend's parents are forced by their daughter-in-law to leave home, Kathrivan decides to marry a girl who will keep his parents happy. While watching a television programme he is impressed by Kayal, a college student from Coimbatore being interviewed on a show.

To a question by the interviewer, 'where do you see yourself in another ten years?' Kayal deviating from the usual clichéd answers replies, "As an ideal wife, mother and daughter-in-law." And during the course of her talk, she attributes her success to her large and loving family consisting of her parents, maternal grandfather, aunts, uncles and cousins. Kathiravan is impressed with her attitude and feels that she is the right life companion for him.

He goes to Coimbatore to woo her. But meeting her in her college does not help. So he takes it as an opportunity when he learns that Kayal's grandfather is on the look out for an interior designer to renovate their traditional home. Posing as an interior designer, he undertakes the job winning the hearts of Kayal and her family members.

When the family comes to know that the two are in love, especially Kayal's grandfather who believes that all love marriages are a failure. However, Kathiravan does not want to marry Kayal without her family's acceptance. How he wins their love is what Vazhthugal is all about.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Direction: Seeman
  • Production: S. Arunamaheswari
  • Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Cinematography: B. L. Sanjay
  • Editing: K. Pazhanivel
  • Art direction: Veerasamar
  • Stunts: 'Indian' Bhaskar
  • Costumes: Sai
  • Choreography: Kalyan & Dinesh
  • Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
  • Banner: Amma Creations
  • Assistant directors : Darial,Peter enrich

Soundtrack[edit]

Vaazhthugal
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released
3 January 2008 (India)
Recorded 2007
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Pyramid Saimira
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Billa
(2007)
Vaazhthugal
(2008)
Yaaradi Nee Mohini
(2008)

Music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who teamed up with director Seeman for the first time. The soundtrack, released on 3 January 2008,[3] features 7 tracks, the lyrics were provided by Na. Muthukumar. The lyrics of the song "Muzhumai Nila" were taken from a poem, written by 'Purachi Kavignar' Bharathidasan.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 "Enthan Vaanamum Neethan" Haricharan, Mahathi 5:29
2 "Chinna Chinna" Shweta Mohan 4:17
3 "Pookkal Rasithathu" Haricharan 3:52
4 "Muzhumai Nila" Sriram Parthasarathy 2:03 Lyrics taken from a poem of Bharathidasan
5 "Unmela Aasapattu" S. P. B. Charan, Anuradha Sriram 4:00
6 "Kannil Vanthathum" Haricharan 5:15
7 "Enthan Vaanamum Neethan" Rahul Nambiar, Rajalakshmi 5:27

Box office[edit]

  • The film grossed $1 million at the box office and was considered a flop.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vazhthukal: Tamil flavor". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ "Vazhthukkal". Sify. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "'Vaazhthugal' audio from today". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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