Bala (2002 film)
International release DVD cover
|Produced by||Rajaa Baalu |
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
Bala is a 2002 Indian Tamil film written and directed by Deepak, starring Shaam as the titular character along with Meera Jasmine in the lead roles. The music by Yuvan Shankar Raja became popular upon release and was a major highlight of the film. The film was released on 13 December 2002 and is considered an average grosser.
Bala (Shaam) is the favorite hit man of gangster Pasupathi (Rajan P. Dev). When Bala is not zooming around in jeeps with a wild-looking gang parading down lanes with the same gang faithfully following a step behind him or knocking down one person or another, he is successfully wooing Aarthi (Meera Jasmine). Aarthi is the daughter of Jeyamani (Raghuvaran), a rival gangster. Ailing don Paranthaman (Thilakan), the mentor of the two rivals, brings a compromise by suggesting that Aarthi will be married to Pasupathi's wayward son. Bala naturally becomes a pariah in both camps, till it's all's well that ends well.
- Shaam as Bala
- Meera Jasmine as Aarthi
- Rajan P. Dev as Pasupathy
- Raghuvaran as Jayamani, (Aarthi's father)
- Thilakan as Paranthaman
- Rajasekaran as (Bala,Poorani Father)
- Kalairani as (Bala,Poorani Mother)
- Nagesh as Annachi, Paranthaman's father
- Santhoshi as Poornima (Bala's Sister)
- Meera Krishnan as Abirami (Jayamani First Wife Aarthi Mother)
- Sabitha Anand as Bhagyam (Jayamani Kife)
- Karunas as (Bala Friend)
- Kamalesh as Guru (Pasupathy Son)
- Mahanadhi Sankar as Madhurai (Rowdy of Paranthaman Gang)
- Pawan as Jayamani's henchman (cameo)
'Bala' is directed by debutant Deepak who had assisted editors Lenin-Vijayan, and director A.R. Gandhikrishna. Produced by Rajaa Baalu and Raju Mahalingam for Goldmine Pictures, 'Bala' has music by Yuvan Shankar Raja , editing by V.T. Vijayan and cinematography by Priyan. The supporting cast has Thilakan, Vadivelu, Rajan P. Dev, Murali of Malayalam films. Mayilsamy, Sumitra, Monish, Raghuvaran , Karunas, Nagesh and Meera Krishnan.
Some scenes were shot on a boat about fifteen kilometre from the harbour, in Chennai whereas at the Vauhini Studios, Chennai, a lavish set was erected where Shaam and Meera Jasmine danced to the beat of a song.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||20 October 2002|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack, featuring 5 songs, was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on 20 October 2002. Lyrics were penned by Arivumathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay and Pazhani Bharathi. The song "Bailamo Bailamo" was originally composed for the Srikanth-starrer April Maadhathil, but eventually used in this film.
|1||'Bailamo Bailamo'||Yuvan Shankar Raja||4:20||Pa. Vijay|
|2||'Poopoovai'||Unni Menon, Ganga||4:55||Arivumathi|
|3||'Theendi Theendi'||Unnikrishnan, Sujatha Mohan||4:10||Pa. Vijay|
|4||'Vaanathu Poochi'||Karthik, Mathangi||4:30||Kabilan|
|5||'En Kannai'||Shankar Mahadevan||4:13||Pazhani Bharathi|
- Bala at CineSouth