Bala (2002 film)

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Bala DVD cover.jpg
International release DVD cover
Directed by Deepak
Produced by Rajabalu
Raju Magalingam
Written by Deepak
Starring Shaam
Meera Jasmine
Rajan P. Dev
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Priyan
Edited by V. T. Vijayan
Goldmine Pictures
Release date
  • 13 December 2002 (2002-12-13)
Country India
Language Tamil

Bala is a 2002 Indian Tamil film starring Shaam and Meera Jasmine in lead roles and Raghuvaran, Thilakan, Nagesh, Rajan P. Dev, Karunas and Sumithra in supporting roles. 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's successfully wooing Aarthi (Meera Jasmine), the girl he has fallen for at first sight. Aarthi is the daughter of Jeyamani (Raghuvaran), a rival gangster. Ailing don Paranthaman (Thilakan), the mentor of the two rivals, seeing his proteges at each other's throats, 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.



Vidya Balan, the original choice for lead actress, was replaced by Meera Jasmine in the film.[1]

'Bala' is directed by debutant Deepak who had assisted editors Lenin-Vijayan, and director A.R. Gandhikrishna. Produced by Rajababu and Raju Mahalingam for Goldmine Pictures, 'Bala' has music by Yuvan Shanker Raja, editing by V.T. Vijayan and cinematography by Priyan. The supporting cast has Thilakan, Vadivel, 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.[2]


Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released 20 October 2002 (2002-10-20)
Recorded 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 22:08
Label Five Star Audio
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
April Maadhathil
Mounam Pesiyadhe

The soundtrack, featuring 5 songs, was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on 20 October 2002.[3] 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.[4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyrics Notes
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


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