Devaraagam

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Devaraagam
Directed by Bharathan
Produced by Bharathan
Screenplay by Bharathan
Story by S. S. Mani
Starring Arvind Swamy
Sridevi
Nedumudi Venu
Kozhikode Narayanan Nair
Zeenath
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Cinematography Ravi Yadav
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 1996 (1996)
Country India
Language Malayalam

Devaraagam is a 1996 Indian Malayalam-language film starring Arvind Swamy, Sridevi, KPAC Lalitha, Kozhikode Narayanan Nair, Zeenath and Nedumudi Venu.[1][2][3]The Tamil dubbed version of this movie was also released.[4]

Plot[edit]

The film opens with a young child climbing into a bullock cart and insisting that he also go with the cart to pick up the 'Shavundi' - a person who performs funeral rites and lives amongst the cremation grounds. Though essential to the funeral ceremonies, he is often considered frightening or unlucky. He certainly looks that way too - covered in ash and grime, sleeping in a bat-infested grove and given ominous background music. The 'Shavundi' and child begin talking in the cart ride to the funeral, and then a flashback takes us to meet Lakshmi.

Life for Lakshmi turns head over heels when Vishnu (Arvind Swamy), the new priest's son and priest-in-training, shows up in her village. Lakshmi is instantly intrigued by the new young man in town, as you can see towards the end of this beautiful.[5]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani and lyrics was written by M. D. Rajendran.

Malayalam version
No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 Devapaadam KS Chithra MD Rajendran
2 Entharo Mahaanu Bhaavulu Arundhathi Tyagaraja
3 Karivari vandukal P Jayachandran MD Rajendran
4 Shashikala Chaarthiya KS Chithra, MM Keeravani, Master Don Vincent MD Rajendran
5 Shishirakaala Meghamidhuna P Jayachandran, KS Chithra MD Rajendran
6 Thaazhampoo KS Chithra, Sindhu MD Rajendran
7 Ya ya ya yadava KS Chithra, P. Unnikrishnan MD Rajendran
Tamil version (Dubbed)
No. Song Singers
1 Chinna Chinna KS Chithra, SPB
2 Entharo Mahaanu Bhaavulu Arundhathi
3 Azhagiya Karthigai K.S.Chithra
4 Karuvanna Vandugal K.S.Chithra
5 Ya Ya Yadava K.S.Chithra, SPB
6 Thaazhampoo Sujatha[disambiguation needed], Nirmala
Telugu version (Dubbed)
No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 Neela Varna M. M. Keeravani 02:28
2 Prema Raagam K.S.Chitra, Chorus 04:19
3 Sravanala Meghamaala S.P.Balasubrahmanyam, M. M. Srilekha 05:04
4 Kannula Karthika K.S.Chitra, P. Jayachandran & Chorus 04:55
5 Sirimalle Mogga Meeda K.S.Chitra & Chorus 04:29

Awards[edit]

K.S.Chithra won the Kerala State Film Awards in 1995 Best Play Back Singer for the song "Sasikala Charthiya"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Devaraagam". www.malayalachalachithram.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  2. ^ "Devaraagam". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  3. ^ "Devaraagam". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 2014-10-07. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b9PRc9wdjI
  5. ^ http://bollystalgia.blogspot.fr/2010/09/sridevipalooza-devaragam.html

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