Chandralekha (1995 film)
|Produced by||N. Sreedevi|
|Cinematography||K. S. Selvaraj|
|Edited by||R. Bhaskaran|
Shri Sairam Arts (P) Ltd.
|Distributed by||Shri Sairam Arts (P) Ltd.|
|23 October 1995|
Chandralekha is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language romantic action film, directed by Nambirajan. Starring Vijay and Vanitha Vijayakumar in her debut, the film had music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was released on 23 October 1995 on Diwali clashing with Rajinikanth film Muthu, and Chandralekha performed mediocre at the box office, even though the film songs were a hit. The film is about Hindu-Muslim marriage riots. The film's title was also titled after the hit song Chandralekha from Thiruda Thiruda (1993) film.
Chandralekha, an orthodox Brahmin girl, falls in love with, Rahim, a Muslim boy. Whereas, Salima loves Rahim since her childhood. Mustafa, Rahim's brother, and Jamal, Salima's brother, agrees to engage Salima and Rahim without Rahim's permission. Their families discover the love between Rahim and Chandralekha and don't accept it. Meanwhile, the lovers try to run away from everybody but are caught by militants in the forest. Salima becomes mentally unstable unable to bear her love failure. Rahim and Chandralekha are rescued from the militants by the police and brought safely to the village. Mustafa transforms and agrees for their wedding. Jamal, upset that her sister has gone mad, kills Chandralekha and Rahim at the railway station. Immediately, policemen kill Jamal. In the end, Chandralekha makes a wish that she and Rahim's dead body are to be buried together.
- Vijay as Rahim Rowther
- Vanitha Vijayakumar as Chandralekha
- Sindhu as Raziya
- Jaishankar as Ibrahim Rowther
- Sarath Babu as Shankar Iyer
- Ponnambalam as Mustafa Rowther
- Karan as Jamal Rowther
- Senthil as Ulaganathan
- Vadivelu as Sundaram Iyer
- Sabitha Anand as Fathima
- Kalaranjini as Chandralekha's mother
- Kamala Kamesh as Chandralekha's aunt
- Sri Kala as Chandralekha's friend
- LIC Narasimhan as Ramachandran
- Pasi Narayanan as Village Man
- Sanjeev as Salim, Rahim's friend
- Karnaa Radha
|2||"Adi Aathadi"||K. S. Chithra||Panchu Arunachalam||5:03|
|3||"Allah Un Aanai"||P. Unnikrishnan, Preethi Uttamsingh||Vaali||6:02|
|5||"Arumbum Thalire"||Arunmozhi, Geetha||Vaali||4:49|
|6||"Arumbum Thalire II"||P. Unnikrishnan||0:47|
|7||"Sangili"||Mano, K. S. Chithra||Muthulingam||5:35|
|8||"Tharai Varamal"||P. Unnikrishnan, Geetha, Arunmozhi||Vaali||1:48|
|9||"Vanji Ponnu"||K. S. Chithra||Panchu Arunachalam||5:19|
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