Avatharam (1995 film)
|Cinematography||P. S. Dharan|
|Edited by||M. N. Raja|
Avatharam (transl. Avatar) is a 1995 Tamil-language musical film written and directed by Nassar, making his directorial debut. The film stars him and Revathi. The film, produced by Vaidyanathan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 9 June 1995 to critical acclaim.
Kuppusamy (Nassar), an innocent man, dreams to perform in Pandi's (Delhi Ganesh) troupe, which performs in Hindu festivals. Baasi (Bala Singh) is expelled from the troupe for his bad behavior. Finally, Pandi accepts Kuppusamy into his troupe. The blind girl Ponnamma (Revathi), Pandi's daughter, falls in love with Kuppusamy. For some time, the festival's organizers prefer female dancers. Thereafter, Pandi dies during a stage performance, and the troupe splits up. Kuppusamy leaves the village with Ponnamma to become a cinema actor. There, they meet Baasi, and he accommodates them. Baasi then rapes and kills Ponnamma. Later, Kuppusamy is sent to a mental hospital, but he manages to escape. Kuppusamy is determined to take revenge on Baasi. Baasi, fearing for his life, seeks protection from the police in order to catch Kuppusamy. Kuppusamy first kills the policemen. A terrific and gruesome fight ensues between Kuppusamy and Baasi, in which Kuppusamy kills Baasi.
- Nassar as Kuppusamy
- Revathi as Ponnamma
- Bala Singh as Baasi
- Srividya as an advocate
- Delhi Ganesh as Pandi
- Venniradai Moorthy as Singaram
- Sachu as Singaram's wife
- Kaka Radhakrishnan
- Junior Balaiah as Krishna
- Murali Kumar as Pungavanam
- Shanmugasundari as Marudhayi
- Vincent Roy as a police officer
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
All lyrics are written by Vaali, except where noted.
|1.||"Arithaaratha Poosikolla Aasai"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki||5:53|
|3.||"Kanni Randil Etri Vaikkum"||Chorus||2:53|
|4.||"Oru Gundu Mani Kulunguthadi"||Ilaiyaraaja||5:01|
|5.||"Thendral Vanthu Theendumbothu"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki Ganesh Manivannan||5:24|
|6.||"Thondru Thottu Indru Varai" (Muthu Koothan)||Malaysia Vasudevan||5:32|
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