Aayudham (2005 film)

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Aayudham
"Aayudham, 2005".jpg
Directed byM. A. Murugesh
Produced bySurya Rajkumar
Written byM. A. Murugesh
Kamaleshkumar (dialogues)
StarringPrashanth
Sneha
Vadivelu
Subbaraju
Music byDhina
CinematographyAravind
Edited byA. K. Sankar
Production
company
Mars Entertainment Group
Motion Pictures Partners International
Release date
  • 14 January 2005 (2005-01-14)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Aayudham (Weapon) is a 2005 Tamil action film directed by Murugesh. It features Prashanth and Sneha in the lead roles, while Vadivelu and Subbaraju amongst others played supporting roles. Featuring music composed by Dhina, the film released in 14 January 2005 to average reviews from film critics.[1]

Plot[edit]

Siva (Prashanth) is admitted to a medical college in Chennai and his father (Rajesh), a police constable, gets a transfer to Chennai too so that he can keep an eye on Siva. He develops a liking towards Mahalakshmi (Sneha), his collegemate. But Naga (Subbaraju), Maha’s servantmaid’s son, is obsessed with making Maha his own.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was directed by Murugesh, who had previously directed the film, Indru Mudhal (2003). Sneha was selected to play the lead female role and began work on the film in May 2004.[2] A major portion of the film was shot at Chennai Trade Center at Nandambakkam near Chennai, while few songs were filmed in London.[3] The first schedule of the film commenced in Chennai, where a dance number was shot at a lavish set costing Rs 40 lakh at the AVM Studios, where Prashanth and fifty dancers took part. The second schedule of forty days was held at locations in Madurai, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Nagercoil. Dance choreographer Dinesh choreographed two dance numbers - one in which Prashanth and Mumbai's Minal took part, the other where he danced with Rasna, a Mumbai model.[4] Fifty girls from the musical, Bombay Dreams, were selected to feature in Sungadi saris during a song shoot at Trafalgar Square.[5]

Release[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews in January 2005 alongside three other Tamil films.[6] Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu noted that "it's all very fine if you are not looking for anything innovative in the entertainment offered", adding that "Prashanth is too experienced an actor to goof up the role. He plays Siva with ease. And as always he is more at home in action" and that "Sneha makes proper use of the couple of scenes that offer her a little scope to perform."[7] Sify.com noted that film was "below average" and added "The film looks like a poor man’s Ghilli and the story is as old as the hills with no semblance of either style or substance."[8]

The film performed poorly at the box office.[9] The film's release was hampered by the Boxing Day Tsunami which also hit Chennai.[10]

Soundtrack[edit]

Aayudham
Soundtrack album by
Released17 December 2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelNew Music
ProducerDhina
Dhina chronology
Donga Dongadi
(2005)
Aayudham
(2004)
Iyer IPS
(2005)

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Dhina. The soundtrack was released in 17 December 2004 and received a positive response, with a critic labelling the album as "enjoyable".[11]

Track Song Singer(s)
1 'Aalakala Visham' Harini
2 'Hormone Surrakuthu' Kay Kay, Harini
3 'Koottaan Choru' Dhina, Anuradha Sriram
4 'Naan Oru Mathiri' Febi, Srimathumitha
5 'Sarakku Sarakku' Dhina

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BizHat.com - Aayudham Review. Prashanth, Sneha, Vadivelu, Mansoor Ali Khan, Janakaraj, Manobala". movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The Hindu : Winning on her own terms". www.thehindu.com. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Ayudham Tamil Movie Preview cinema review stills gallery trailer video clips showtimes". IndiaGlitz. 29 June 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Ayudham". web.archive.org. 10 February 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Driven by goals, not girls". The Hindu. 17 August 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  6. ^ "rediff.com: Pongal Releases, 2005". specials.rediff.com. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Entertainment / Film Review : Aayudham". The Hindu. 14 January 2005. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  8. ^ Moviebuzz (13 January 2005). "Review : Aayudham". www.sify.com. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Prashanth - 24x7". Sify.com. 22 February 2005. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  10. ^ "Tsunami wreaks havoc on Tamil films". Nowrunning.com. 31 January 2005. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Tamil Cinema News | Tamil Movie Reviews | Tamil Movie Trailers - IndiaGlitz Tamil". IndiaGlitz.com. Retrieved 23 April 2019.