Aruvadai Naal

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Aruvadai Naal
Aruvadai Naal.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byG. M. Kumar
Screenplay byG. M. Kumar
Story byLivingston[1]
Produced byShanthi Narayanasamy
T. Manohar
Starring
CinematographyB. R. Vijayalakshmi
Edited byShyam
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Release date
  • 1 November 1986 (1986-11-01)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Aruvadai Naal (transl. Harvest Day) is a 1986 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by G. M. Kumar. The film stars Prabhu and Pallavi. The film, produced by Shanthi Narayanasamy and T. Manohar, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 1 November 1986. The film was remade in Telugu as Muvva Gopaludu.[citation needed]

Plot[edit]

Nirmala, an orphan Christian girl, lives in a convent and she wants to become a nun. She is then sent to a village by the convent for becoming a nun. She joins, the church's father Vincent Parker Soosai and she works as a nurse until she becomes a nun.

She then meets Muthuvel, an innocent young man, and they fall in love with each other. Rathnavel brings up his son Muthuvel without any affections and treats him like his worker, whereas his mother Vadivu loves him more than anything. When Rathnavel arranges Muthuvel's marriage with his niece, Muthuvel and Nirmala reveal him about their love. Rathnavel finally accepts for their marriage with Soosai's help. Nirmala is eager for her wedding and leaves the village for taking with her the convent's sisters.

In the meantime, Rathnavel prepares the puberty ceremony of Rajalakshmi, Muthuvel's niece, and manages to hide a Thaali inside a flower garland. Muthuvel, as an uncle and as per the customs, puts the flower garland around Rajalakshmi's neck and he married her without knowing. Soosai complains against Rathnavel for arranging a child marriage but the complaint is withdrawn. The rest of the story is what happens to Muthuvel and Nirmala.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Aruvadai Naal is the directorial debut of G. M. Kumar.[2] Sivaji Ganesan's elder son Ramkumar made his acting debut with this film.[3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Aruvadai Naal
Soundtrack album by
Released1986
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length32:19
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics by Gangai Amaran.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Chinna Ponnu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki, Vani Jairam 4:45
2 "Devanin Kovil" Ilaiyaraaja, K. S. Chithra 4:39
3 "Melatha Mella" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 4:42
4 "Naanga" Gangai Amaran, Malaysia Vasudevan 4:33
5 "Ola Kuruththola" S. Janaki 4:39
6 "Oru Kaaviam" Ilaiyaraaja 4:36
7 "Vakkapattu" Malaysia Vasudevan 4:25

Release and reception[edit]

Aruvadai Naal was released on 1 November 1986, Diwali day.[6] The Indian Express praised the film, saying, "Kumar and his team of technicians [..] have been courageous enough to make this film somewhat of an offbeat effort".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darshan, Navein (23 October 2019). "Livingston's 'Sundara Purushan' to get a sequel 23 years later". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 27 October 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  2. ^ Rao, Subha J. (7 January 2016). "Back in focus in Bala's film". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (7 July 2012). "Grand re-entry". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Aruvadai Naal". Songs4all. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Aruvadai Naal Tamil Film LP Vinyl record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 30 July 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Aruvadai Nall". The Indian Express. 1 November 1986. p. 7.
  7. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (14 November 1986). "Prabhu's day". The Indian Express. p. 14.

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