Ajantha (2009 film)

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Ajantha
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Poster in Malayalam
Directed byRajppa Ravishankar
Story byElora Movie Club inc.,
Produced byRajppa Ravishankar
StarringRamana
Sai Kiran
Venkatesh
Vinu Mohan
CinematographyIlavarasu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Elora Movie Club Inc
Release dates
  • 30 October 2009 (2009-10-30) (Karnataka)
  • 19 July 2012 (2012-07-19) (Kerala)
  • 9 November 2012 (2012-11-09) (Tamil Nadu)
CountryIndia
Languages

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

Ilavarasu was the cinematographer for the film and Ilaiyaraaja composed the music. The filming started in 2006 and took three years to complete.[3] The Kannada version was released on 30 October 2009,[4] the Tamil version was released on 9 November 2012[5] 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.[6] Vandana Gupta played the female lead in the Tamil and Telugu version, while Honey Rose was female lead in the Malayalam and Kannada version. The Telugu version never released.[6]

Plot[edit]

In this film, Venkatesh / 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. Venkatesh / Vinu Mohan / Ramana hands over his entire 'bata' for the day to the artist.

Cast[edit]

Malayalam/Kannada

Tamil

Music[edit]

Ilaiyaraaja recorded a record-breaking 36 songs for the film.[7][8] Mu. Mehta, Pa. Vijay, Snehan, Muthulingam, Thirumavalavan and Su. Senthilkumar wrote the lyrics for the music. The audio was launched in August 2008.[9] Ilaiyaraaja won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director of 2009 for the film.[10]

Malayalam version[11]
  • "Aarum Thodatha Poovil" - Madhu Balakrishnan, Bhavatharani
  • "Aayae Aayae" - Madhumitha
  • "Hradayam Thedum" - Madhu Balakrishnan, K. S. Chitra
  • "Kaiyil Oru Key Board" - Madhu Balakrishnan
  • "Oh Oh Madana Madana" - Chitra
  • "Oruvan Oruval Yen" - Vijay Yesudas
  • "Thurigai Illa" - Chitra
  • "Vekkada Onnu" - Naveen, Swetha
Tamil version[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Cinema Plus / Cinema : Ajantha". The Hindu. 24 October 2008. Archived from the original on 11 August 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  3. ^ "'Ajantha' set for the next week – Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  4. ^ https://www.filmibeat.com/kannada/movies/ajantha.html
  5. ^ "Friday Fury – November 9". Sify.com. 9 November 2012. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  6. ^ a b "'Ajantha' to release in four languages – Malayalam Movie News". Indiaglitz.com. 30 October 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Ilayaraja creates history".
  8. ^ cinesouth. "Dailynews – Isaignani Peravai in December – Ilayaraja". Cinesouth.com. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  9. ^ "Ajantha audio launched – Oneindia Entertainment". Entertainment.oneindia.in. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Front Page : Rajini, Kamal win best actor awards". The Hindu. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 1 October 2009. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Ajantha Songs". Raaga.
  12. ^ "Ajantha Songs". Raaga.

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