Anthimanthaarai

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Anthimanthaarai
Anthimanthaaraifilm.jpg
Audio CD Cover
Tamilஅந்திமந்தாரை
Directed byP. Bharathiraja[1]
Produced byChandraleela Bharathiraja
Thilaka Ganesh
Written byR. Selvaraj
Screenplay byP. Bharathiraja
Story byR. Selvaraj
StarringJayasudha
Vijayakumar
Sanghavi
Music byA. R. Rahman
CinematographyC. Dhanapal
Edited byK. Pazhanivel
Production
company
Megaa Movies
Distributed byMegaa Movies
Release date
  • 1 June 1996 (1996-06-01)
Running time
131 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Anthimanthaarai (About this soundpronunciation ) is a period arthouse Tamil language film released in 1996. The film has Vijayakumar, Jayasudha in lead roles. It is produced by Chandraleela Bharathiraja and Thilaka Ganesh The director of this film is P. Bharathiraja. The film won the National Award for the Best Feature Film in Tamil for the year 1997.

The music for the film is composed by A. R. Rahman. The film is relatively unknown and it had a brief run lasting for a week in major cinemas.

Plot[edit]

A wartime freedom fighter seeks refuge in a young woman's home after being pursued. A platonic relationship forms between them which they will not forget for the rest of their lives.

Production[edit]

Anthimanthaarai is a low budget production targeted primarily at the arthouse movie audience. It features period contemporary backdrop settings. Originally, it was set to be released without a soundtrack. When the film got the tax break from the Govt of India, the director Bharathiraja had included music and songs for commercial purpose. A.R. Rahman accepted no payment for the music of this film.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Anthimanthaarai
Soundtrack album by
Released1996
RecordedPanchathan Record Inn
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerA. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Mr. Romeo
(1996)
Anthimanthaarai
(1996)
Minsara Kanavu
(1997)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by A. R. Rahman and was a promotional audio for the film which had just a few snatches of these songs in the background. It has 4 songs including a Carnatic song written in Sanskrit and 3 instrumental themes. The lyrics written by Vairamuthu.

Track # Song Singer(s)
1 Bharathiraja Voice I Bharathiraja
2 Sakiyae Nee Unnikrishnan
3 Theme Music I Instrumental
4 Bharathi Raja's Voice II Bharathiraja
5 Oru Naal Oru Pozhudu Swarnalatha
6 Theme Music II Instrumental
7 Pullai Thinkum Sumangali
8 Music Bit I Instrumental
9 Music Bit II Instrumental

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthimanthaarai". cinesouth. Retrieved 2013-10-03.

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