Asathal

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Asathal
Directed byP.Vasu
Produced byS. Rajaram
Written byP. Vasu
StarringSathyaraj
Ramya Krishnan
Swathi
Vadivelu
Ramesh Khanna
Music byBharathwaj
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Production
company
Mala Cine Creations
Release date
18 May 2001
Running time
138 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Asathal is a 2001 Tamil comedy film written and directed by P. Vasu. The film featured Sathyaraj and Ramya Krishnan in the leading roles. Produced by Mala Cine Creations and featuring music composed by Bharathwaj, the film was released on 19 May 2001. The movie is a remake of 1990 Malayalam movie Thoovalsparsham which was earlier remade in Tamil as Thayamma and in Telugu as Chinnari Muddula Papa and went on to be remade in Hindi as Heyy Babyy. Thoovalsparsham was itself was based on the 1987 English movie Three Men and a Baby which in turn was based on the 1985 French movie Three Men and a Cradle.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was produced by S. Rajaram, a theatre owner and film distributor under his production house Mala Cine Combines. He signed on P. Vasu to write and direct the comedy film, with the director collaborating with Sathyaraj again after several previous successful ventures. Scenes which showed the characters in a house were filmed in a bungalow at Neelankarai, Chennai.[1] Sathyaraj worked on Asathal alongside two other ventures Kunguma Pottu Gounder and the later-shelved Mr. Narathar.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music composed by Bharathwaj, while lyrics written by Gangai Amaran, Kalaikumar and Snehan.[3]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 Ithu Meiyya Poiyya Srinivas Gangai Amaran
2 Raja Vazhkai Endral Mano Snehan
3 Saainthaadu Anuradha Sriram Kalaikumar
4 Shock Adicha Mathiri Ganga, Tippu Gangai Amaran
5 Velli Velli Mathappu P. Unnikrishnan

Release[edit]

Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu gave the film a mixed review, noting that "Certain scenes are too contrived - the aim is humour but they only tend to irritate", while adding "the screenplay is fast-paced, the dialogue is crisp, it is the story that lags behind".[4] Reviewer Balaji Balasubramaniam also gave the film a negative review, remarking that "Vasu has lost his touch and run out of ideas in comedies".[5] Another critic noted "A full-length comedy, the narration is fast-paced, the script crisp, and it manages to hold one's attention for the most part."[6]

The film's story later inspired Sajid Khan's 2007 Hindi comedy film Heyy Babyy which featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cinematoday2.itgo.com/Asathal.htm
  2. ^ http://www.reocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/2330/may2001.html
  3. ^ https://www.raaga.com/tamil/movie/Asathal-songs-T0004055
  4. ^ http://hindu.com/2001/05/25/stories/09250222.htm
  5. ^ http://www.thiraipadam.com/cgi-bin/movie_review.pl?id=164&user_name=bbalaji&review_lang=english&lang=english
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/entertainment/kadhala-kadhala-becomes-akshay-kumars-housefull_100359564.html