Azhagiya Tamil Magan

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Azhagiya Tamil Magan
Azhagiya Tamil Magan.jpg
Directed by Bharathan
Produced by Swargachithra Appachan
Written by Bharathan
(Screenplay & Dialogue)
Story by S. K. Jeeva
Starring Vijay
Shriya Saran
Namitha
Santhanam
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Balasubramaniem
Edited by Anthony
Distributed by Pyramid Saimira
Release dates
  • 8 November 2007 (2007-11-08)
Running time
171 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Azhagiya Tamil Magan (English: Handsome Tamil Son) is a 2007 Tamil psychological thriller film directed by Bharathan, written by S. K. Jeeva and produced by Swargachitra Appachan. Vijay in a dual role while Shriya Saran, Namitha, and N. 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 and distributed worldwide by Pyramid Saimira to positive reviews.The movie was dubbed in Malayalam with the same title and in Hindi with the title Sabse Bada Khiladi and Maha Muduru in Telugu.

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.Vijay played both the protagonist and the antagonist in this movie.


Plot[edit]

Guru Moorthy (Joseph Vijay) is an athlete and a business management student. Abhinaya (Shriya Saran) is the daughter of a business baron (Ashish Vidyarthi). They meet and fall in love.

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.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Azhagiya Tamil Magan
Azhagiya Tamil Magan.jpg
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released 2007
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Star Music
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Sivaji: The Boss
(2007)
Azhagiya Tamil Magan
(2007)
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
(2008)

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman.

Track # Song Singers Picturization Length Lyricist
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, Srimathumitha 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

Critical reception[edit]

Sify stated "The highlight here is that there are two vijay's- a good guy and the bad guy.Director Barathan has tried out a new format, where both the hero and the villain entertain the audiences with howlarious moments, that brings the house down. Vijay makes it work and believable as he melds effortlessly from casual sang fraud to utter seriousness.His terrific comic timing, his ability to mock and lampoon makes his performance absolutely knockout. In the negative character Prasad’s role he is the veritable scene stealer. He has dubbed impressively modulating his voice for both the characters, and the way he dances in the introductory title song is amazing. No two ways about it, Vijay is the heart and soul of ATM and rated 4/5.[1]Behindwoods.com says "vijay's, with a towering performance, never seen before and rated 3/5."[2] IndiaGlitz stated 'Azhagiya Tamil Magan' banks heavily on vijay's charm and performance Vijay has lived up to the challenge created by the huge success of 'Pokkiri'.He looks stylish and handsome with his dual role. He lights up the screen by his dynamic performance.Director Bharathan has exploited vijay's strengths in dual role as well. He has provided a perfect family entertainer and rated 3/5 as well.[3]

Awards and honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/azhagiya-tamil-magan-review-tamil-14557729.html
  2. ^ http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-articles/movies-07/azhagiya-tamil-magan-review.html
  3. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/8870.html
  4. ^ Filmfare Award for Best Dance Choreographer – South
  5. ^ Vijay Award for Entertainer of the Year