Amaravathi (1993 film)
|Produced by||Chozha Ponnurangam|
J. Ramesh (dialogues)
|Music by||Bala Bharathi|
|Distributed by||Chozha Creations|
Amaravathi is a 1993 Tamil-language romance film directed by Selva. The film featured newcomers Ajith Kumar and Sanghavi in the lead roles, and was released on 4 June 1993 to a positive response at the box office.
- Ajith Kumar as Arjun
- Sanghavi as Amaravathi
- Kalyan Kumar as Balasubramaniam
- Nassar as Frank
- Thalaivasal Vijay as Dr. Charles "Charlie"
- Charle as Arjun's friend
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. Ajith signed the film on 3 August 1992, making his debut in Tamil as a lead actor. Similarly, the lead actress Sanghavi was just 16 when the film started production. As the film went into post production, Ajith was bed-ridden due to a racing injury and remained in treatment for twenty months. Subsequently, another actor Vikram had to dub scenes for Ajith.
|1||"Adi Soku Sundari"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Malgudi Subha||04:58|
|2||"Ha Ha Kanaveh Thana"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||04:34|
|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
Amaravathi was released on 4 June 1993. 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."
The film was profitable and the success was partly credited to the chart-topping soundtracks composed by Bala Bharathi. The film also gained media attention for its lead actor, Ajith Kumar, who was approached with several modelling assignments.
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