Azhagar Malai

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Azhagar Malai
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Directed by S. P. Rajkumar
Produced by Karumari Kanthaswamy
(Presenter)
K. lakshmana Murthy
Written by S. P. Rajkumar
Starring RK
Muktha
Napoleon
Lal
Vadivelu
Music by Ilayaraja
Cinematography A. Karthik Raja
Edited by J. N. Harsha
Production
company
Karumari Movies
Distributed by Karumari Movies
Release date
  • 7 August 2009 (2009-08-07)
Country India
Language Tamil

Azhagar Malai (English: Azhagar Mountain) is a 2009 Tamil language film. It stars RK and Bhanu in the lead roles.

Plot[edit]

The film is set in a village near Madurai. Pughazhendi (RK) spends all his time drinking and is ridiculed by villagers. In contrast, his elder brother Pandithurai (Napoleon) is respected and admired by everyone.

Pandithurai showers love and affection on Pughazh. He even tries to arrange for his wedding hoping that he would reform. But knowing about Pughazh and his habits, nobody comes forward to give their daughter to him.

Pughazh who spends all his time with his maternal uncle Kaththamuthu (Vadivelu) comes across Janani (Muktha). It’s love at first sight for him.

Meanwhile, the family of Rathnavelu (Lal), another powerful man in the village, is hellbent on revenging Pandithurai and his family due to previous enmity. They hatch a conspiracy and try to halt the wedding of Pughazh and Janani.

Cut to flashback and the reason for ill-feeling between two families is revealed. It is now up to Pughazh to bump off Rathnavelu and restore peace in his family.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Soundtrack was composed by Ilayaraja.[1]

  • Kelaku Velakuthu - Madhu Balakrishnan, Bela Shinde
  • Karugumani - Ilayaraja, Bela Shinde
  • Ulagam Ippo - Ilayaraja
  • Muthama - Madhu Balakrishnan, Rita

Critical reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote "There is nothing strikingly novel about the premise of the story. Yet, the director has managed to make something out of it."[2] Sify wrote "Azhagar Malai has nothing new to offer and has a silly excuse for a plot, with some of the poorest actors you could possibly assemble, aimed at B and C centre audiences."[3] Rediff wrote "The real problem is the screenplay though the comedy, and some slick production values are the only things that keeps it going while all the twists and turns are as predictable as a 70s pot-boiler."[4]

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