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Anand (1987 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Screenplay bySivachandran
Story byDasari Narayana Rao
Produced byShanthi Narayanasami
T. Manohar
CinematographyG. Or. Nathan
Edited byN. Chandran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 20 November 1987 (1987-11-20)

Anand is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film, directed by C. V. Rajendran and produced by Sivaji Productions. The film stars Prabhu, Radha and Jayashree. A remake of the 1987 Telugu film Majnu,[1][2] it was released on 20 November 1987.[3]





Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. Lyrics were by Gangai Amaran.[4][5] Anand was the first Tamil film since the 1950s where Lata Mangeshkar sang; she performed without taking remuneration out of respect for Prabhu's father Sivaji Ganesan.[6] The song "I Want To Tell You Something" is unique in Tamil cinema as the chorus is entirely in English.[7] The song "Aararo Aararo" is set in the raga Kalyani,[8] and "Ola Kudisaiyile" is set to Shivaranjani.[9]

Song Singers
"Aararo Aararo" Lata Mangeshkar
"I Want To Tell You Something" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam , S.P. Sailaja
"Ola Kudisaiyile" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Thodatha Thaalam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki
"Hey You Come" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Poovukku Poovale"



The Indian Express wrote, "As both lovers belong to the upper class, the décor of the interiors is modish. G.OR. Nathan's photography accentuates this effect: the soft and diffuse lighting gives the film a classy texture".[10] Jayamanmadhan of Kalki gave the film a mixed review panning, Prabhu's acting, humour and Ilaiyaraaja's background score but praised his songs and Radha's acting and concluded saying its neither too great nor its lip smacking.[11]


  1. ^ S, Bala (9 August 2023). "திருப்பி எடுக்கப்பட்ட வசந்த மாளிகை.. ஹீரோ பெயர் தான் டைட்டில்.. தோல்வி படமான 'ஆனந்த்'..!". Tamil Minutes (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 24 August 2023. Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  2. ^ பாரத் (22 October 1987). "இறக்குமதி! இறக்குமதி!". Mannan Magal (in Tamil). pp. 136–137. Archived from the original on 9 May 2024. Retrieved 9 May 2024 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Anand". The Indian Express. 20 November 1987. p. 3. Retrieved 28 May 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Anand". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 4 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Anand Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 4 March 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  6. ^ Kolappan, B. (6 February 2022). "Lata Mangeshkar rendered a few all-time greats in Tamil films". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 February 2022. Retrieved 4 March 2022.
  7. ^ Maderya, Kumuthan (9 February 2023). "Once Upon A Time In Kollywood: Ilaiyaraaja And The Electro-Synth Pop Revolution In Tamil Film Music". Film Companion. Archived from the original on 21 March 2023. Retrieved 3 August 2023.
  8. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 124.
  9. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 149.
  10. ^ "Tragic love". The Indian Express. 27 November 1987. p. 5. Retrieved 5 December 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  11. ^ ஜெயமன்மதன் (13 December 1987). "ஆனந்த்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 11. Archived from the original on 29 July 2022. Retrieved 22 April 2022.


  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.