Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Karaikudi Narayanan|
|Produced by||Karaikudi Narayanan|
|Based on||Achchani (play)|
S. A. Ashokan
Achchani (pronunciation (help·info); transl. Axle) is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Karaikudi Narayanan, starring R. Muthuraman, Lakshmi and S. A. Ashokan. It is based on the play of the same name. The film was released on 4 February 1978 and became a success.
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The film is based on the play of the same name.
The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The song "Thaalaattu" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Madhyamavati. The song "Maatha Un Kovilil" was re-used in Naan Kadavul (2009). Gangai Amaran who was assisting Ilayaraja at that time mentioned in an interview that it was inspired by "Awargi", one of the famous ghazals composed by Ghulam Ali.
|1.||"Athu Maathiram"||Manorama, Malaysia Vasudevan||3:25|
|2.||"Maatha Un Kovilil"||S. Janaki||4:53|
|3.||"Naan Azhaikkiren"||P. Susheela||3:18|
|4.||"Thaalaattu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela||3:05|
Release and reception
- "காரைக்குடி நாராயணன் பட அதிபர் ஆனார்: அச்சாணி படம் பெரிய வெற்றி". Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 22 June 2016. Archived from the original on 23 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
- "Achchani". JioSaavn. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- ராமானுஜம், ஜி. (14 June 2018). "ராக யாத்திரை 09: பொன்னூஞ்சல் ஆடும் ராகம்!". The Hindu (Tamil). Archived from the original on 3 December 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "டைரக்டர்களின் அன்டோல்டு ஸ்டோரி!". Ananda Vikatan (in Tamil). 27 January 2017. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "அச்சாணி". Dina Thanthi (in Tamil). 4 February 1978. p. 6.