Ajantha (2012 film)

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CD Cover in Tamil
Directed byRajppa Ravishankar
Produced byRajppa Ravishankar
Story byElora Movie Club inc.,
Sai Kiran
Vinu Mohan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Elora Movie Club Inc
Release date
  • 30 October 2009 (2009-10-30) (Tamil Nadu)
  • 19 July 2012 (2012-07-19) (Kerala)

Ajantha is a 2012 Tamil-language Indian feature film produced and directed by Rajppa Ravishankar. The film was simultaneously shot in Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam languages too with different starcast.[1][2]

Ilavarasu, was responsible for the film's cinematography and Ilaiyaraaja composed the music. The film started in 2006 and was in making for three years.[3] The Tamil version was released on 9 November 2012[4] and the Malayalam version on 19 July 2012.

The lead role was played by Vinu Mohan in Malayalam, Ramana in Tamil, Sai Kiran in Telugu and Venkatesh in the Kannada version.[5] Vandana Gupta played the female lead in the Tamil and Telugu version, while Honey Rose was female lead in the Malayalam and Kannada version.[5]


In this film, Vinu Mohan / Ramana plays an upcoming musician. After finishing a recording, he is on his way home when he sees an artist creating art on the street and he is stricken with awe. Onlookers are giving the artist a few rupees each but not as much as the artist expected. At this point, it begins to rain and the drawing begins to dissolve as the onlookers disperse. Vinu Mohan / Ramana hands over his entire 'bata' for the day to the artist.





Ilaiyaraaja recorded a record-breaking 36 songs for the film.[6] Mu. Mehta, Pa. Vijay, Snehan, Muthulingam, Thirumavalavan and Su. Senthilkumar wrote the lyrics for the music. The audio was launched in August 2008.[7] Ilaiyaraaja won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director of 2009 for the film.[8]


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  2. ^ "Cinema Plus / Cinema : Ajantha". The Hindu. 24 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  3. ^ "'Ajantha' set for the next week - Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Friday Fury - November 9". Sify.com. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b "'Ajantha' to release in four languages - Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  6. ^ cinesouth. "Dailynews - Isaignani Peravai in December – Ilayaraja". Cinesouth.com. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Ajantha audio launched - Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Front Page : Rajini, Kamal win best actor awards". The Hindu. 29 September 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2013.

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