Azhagiya Tamil Magan
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|Azhagiya Tamil Magan|
|Produced by||Swargachithra Appachan|
|Written by||S. K. Jeeva|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Distributed by||Pyramid Saimira|
|Running time||171 minutes|
Azhagiya Tamil Magan (English: Handsome Tamil Son) is a 2007 Tamil romantic psychological thriller film directed by Bharathan, written by S. K. Jeeva and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. Joseph Vijay and Shriya Saran star in lead roles. Namitha, Santhanam play supporting roles. With cinematography by K. Balasubramaniam and editing by Anthony, the film's score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman. The film was released on 8 November 2007 with mixed reviews and distributed worldwide by Pyramid Saimira.This movie was dubbed in Malayalam as same title and in Hindi as the title Sabse Bada Khiladi and also in Telugu as the title Maha Muduru.
The film revolves around an excelling athlete who has the ability to predict future events. With his unique ability, he identifies several future events, including the attempted murder of his lover by a look-alike. The movie was an average grosser at box office.
The movie goes on to show how the lovers manage to get the permission of their parents. In the meantime, a different dimension in the tale is revealed while the romantic drama is unfolding. Vijay visualizes some bizarre scenes in his mind. The scenes are disturbing; and worse, they become true in real life.
A psychiatrist (Dr. Rudran) confirms that it is extrasensory perception (ESP) and says that the images visualized by Guru would actually happen sooner or later. Unfortunately, Guru visualizes another scene in which he stabs Abi in the stomach. Sensing that he poses a danger to his sweetheart, he runs away from her to Mumbai.
In Mumbai he stumbles upon a person who looks like himself. This gives him a different interpretation of the horrible incident he has visualized. Before catching the man, Prasad (Vijay), Guru is involved an accident. In the meantime, the new man moves to Chennai.
Stylish and carefree Prasad, the Guru look-alike, is a greedy person who does anything for money. He is a womaniser and enjoys life. He meets Dhanalakshmi (Namitha) during his train trip to Chennai, promises marriage and dumps her. Abhinaya mistakes him for Guru and brings him to her house. Sensing his opportunity, Prasad decides to pretend to be Guru and intends to marry the rich Abhi.
The real Guru comes back and tells everyone the truth. But no one is ready to believe him, as he is outplayed by the wicked Prasad at each turn. Finally the truth prevails, but not before a tense battle between the two. During the battle, when Guru tries to kill Prasad, he accidentally stabs Abhi. Guru tries to take Abhi to the hospital but Prasad knocks him out and changes into Guru's clothes so he will look like Guru in front of Abhi. Abhi recovers at the hospital and thinks Prasad is Guru again. At the hospital she tells him how much she hates Prasad and how much she loves Guru. When Prasad hears this he feels guilty for what he did and tells her he is not Guru. Guru suddenly comes into the room, and Prasad leaves as a reformed man.
As Prasad walks away from the hospital, Dhanalakshmi appears, saying she is pregnant with twins. Prasad and Dhanalakshmi join together.
- Vijay as Guru Moorthy and Prasad
- Shriya Saran as Abhinaya
- Namitha as Dhanalakshmi
- Santhanam as Guru’s friend
- Sathyan as Guru's Friend
- Sayaji Shinde as a corrupt jeweler who helps Prasad in his exploits
- Ashish Vidyarthi as Anand Chelliah (Abhinaya’s father)
- Geetha as Guru’s mother
- Tanikella Bharani as Guru’s father
- M. S. Bhaskar as Guru's coach
- Shakeela as Shakeela (Special Appearance)
- Ganja Karuppu
- Chaams as Train Passenger
- Manobala as TTR
It received mixed to positive reviews.Critics praised Vijay's performance and also A.R.Rahman's classy background scores and chart topping hits. Behindwoods.com gave 3.5 out of 5 and said that "if you are a Vijay fan, you are bound to love it" and "if you are someone who appreciates quality film making, you will hate it.Rediff gave 3 out of 5 stating that the film was "logical" and that "a die-hard Vijay fan will be able to brave the movie, but for the others, this movie can be given a mass.The movie was a blockbuster at box office.
|Azhagiya Tamil Magan|
|Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman and was cited as "an excellent effort however critics also claimed that it was not of A. R. Rahman's standard of music. The track Pon Magal, the remix in the album was done by Krishna Chetan. All songs were a mega hits
|1||"Ellappugazhum"||A. R. Rahman||Vijay||5:31||Vaali|
|2||"Ponmagal Vandaal"||Mohammed Aslam, Ember Phoenix||Vijay, Shriya||3:05||Alangudi Somu|
|3||"Nee Marilyn Monroe"||Benny Dayal, Ujjayinee||Vijay, Namitha||6:14||Na. Muthukumar|
|4||"Valayapatti Thavile"||Naresh Iyer, Ujjayinee, Madhumitha||Vijay, Shriya||5:44||Na. Muthukumar|
|5||"Kelamal Kaiyile"||Sriram Parthasarathy, Saindhavi||Vijay, Shriya||5:27||Thamarai|
|6||"Maduraikku Pogathadee"||Benny Dayal, Archith, Dharshana||Vijay, Shriya||5:23||Pa. Vijay|
Awards and honours
- Won Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South for the song "Ellappugazhum".