Amaravathi (1993 film)

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Amaravathi
Amaravathi 1993.jpg
Directed by Selva
Produced by Chozha Ponnurangam
Written by Selva
J. Ramesh (dialogues)
Starring Ajith Kumar
Sanghavi
Music by Bala Bharathi
Cinematography B. Balamurugan
Edited by Rajoo
Production
company
Chozha Creations
Distributed by Chozha Creations
Release date
  • 4 June 1993 (1993-06-04)
Country India
Language Tamil

Amaravathi is a 1993 Tamil-language romance film directed by Selva. The film featured newcomers Ajith Kumar and Sanghavi in the lead roles,[1] and was released on 4 June 1993 to a positive response at the box office.[2]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After the success of Thalaivasal, Selva began a love story featuring newcomers. The producers were unhappy with the work of the newcomers and they soon approached Ajith Kumar to play the lead role after singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam had recommended him, after seeing parts of Prema Pusthakam. The original lead actor was later demoted to play Ajith Kumar's friend in the film.[3] Ajith signed the film on 3 August 1992, making his debut in Tamil as a lead actor.[4] Similarly, the lead actress Sanghavi was just 16 when the film started production.[5] As the film went into post production, Ajith was bed-ridden due to a racing injury and remained in treatment for twenty months.[6] Subsequently, another actor Vikram had to dub scenes for Ajith.[7][8]

Music[edit]

The music is composed by Bala Bharathi and the lyrics written by Vairamuthu.[9]

No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Adi Soku Sundari" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha 04:58
2 "Ha Ha Kanaveh Thana" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:34
3 "Poo Malaranthethu" Minmini 04:13
4 "Putham Pudhu Malare" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:02
5 "Tajumahal Thevailla" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 04:09
6 "Udal Enna Uyir Enna" Ashok 04:40

Release and reception[edit]

Amaravathi was released on 4 June 1993.[10] Malini Mannath wrote for The Indian Express, "Producer Chozha Ponnurangan and writer-director Chelvaa [...] come together again in Amaravathy, which despite its flaws, is a fairly engaging entertainer that has romance, suspense and sentiments in the proper proportions."[11]

The film was profitable and the success was partly credited to the chart-topping soundtracks composed by Bala Bharathi.[12] The film also gained media attention for its lead actor, Ajith Kumar, who was approached with several modelling assignments.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ajit and Asin are back!". Sify.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai - தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!". Cinesouth.com. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Thala Ajith's silver jubilee: 5 reasons why Vivegam star will dominate next 25 years in Tamil cinema". The Indian Express. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Grill Mill - Sangavi". The Hindu. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: An interview with Ajith Kumar". Rediff.com. 6 July 1999. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  7. ^ Ramanan, V. V. (28 September 2007). "Questions & Answers". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "അജിത്തിനും അബ്ബാസിനും ശബ്ദം നൽകിയ വിക്രം" (in Malayalam). Manorama Online. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Amaravathi Songs". starmusiq. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  10. ^ The Indian Express, June 4, 1993. p. 4
  11. ^ Mannath, Malini (11 June 1993). "Fair source of entertainment". The Indian Express. p. 6. Archived from the original on 6 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Rediff On The Net, Movies:Ajith.. the south hero signed for ABCL's film". Rediff.com. 4 April 1997. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Rediff On The NeT, Movies: The Ajit-Shalini romance". Rediff.com. 15 September 1999. Retrieved 1 December 2016. 

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