|Produced by||S. Arunamaheswari|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Cinematography||P. L. Sanjay|
|Edited by||K. Pazhanivel|
|Release date(s)||14 January 2008|
|Running time||151 minutes|
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.
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.
- Madhavan as T. Kadhiravan
- Bhavana as Kayalvizhi Thirunavukkarasu
- Ilavarasu as Thirunavukkarasu
- Na. Muthusamy as Selvanayagam
- Venkat Prabhu as Kalai
- Vijayalakshmi as Vennila
- RK as Vetrichelvan Selvanayagam
- T.Velumurugan MLA [TVK]
- Mallika Sukumaran
- Revathi Sankaran
- 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 album by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
3 January 2008 (India)
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
Music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, who teamed up with director Seeman for the first time. The soundtrack, released on 3 January 2008, 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.
|1||"Enthan Vaanamum Neethan"||Haricharan, Mahathi||5:29|
|2||"Chinna Chinna"||Shweta Mohan||4:17|
|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|
|7||"Enthan Vaanamum Neethan"||Rahul Nambiar, Rajalakshmi||5:27|
- The film grossed $1 million at the box office and was considered a flop.