Dhavani Kanavugal

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Dhavani Kanavugal
Dhavani Kanavugal.jpg
Directed byK. Bhagyaraj
Produced byK. Bhagyaraj
Written byK. Bhagyaraj
StarringK. Bhagyaraj
Raadhika Sarathkumar
Sivaji Ganesan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyA. V. ramakrishnan
Edited byA. Selvanathan
Praveena Film Circuit
Distributed byPraveena Film Circuit
Release date
14 September 1984
Running time
148 minutes

Dhavani Kanavugal (transl. Sweet Dreams) is a 1984 Indian Tamil language film written, directed and produced by K. Bhagyaraj, starring Sivaji Ganesan and K. Bhagyaraj.[1][2]

Bhagyaraj makes a pseudo reference in this film to Bharathiraja's Puthiya Vaarpugal film in which Bhagyaraj was the dialogue writer and cast as hero of the movie. Bhagyaraj used this fact in this movie where he cast his mentor P Bharathiraja in a guest role (movie director) as himself who decides to cast an extra(Bhagyaraj) as hero and dialogue writer of his on-screen movie after accidentally discovering his skills. The movie did extremely well at box office.


This story revolves around an unemployed youngster who tries to become rich for his big family. Bhagyaraj is an unemployed gold medallist with five younger sisters, and a mother. He is unable to find a job in spite of his education, and is supported by his sisters, and his house-owner played by Sivaji Ganesan. After many failures, he goes to Chennai in search of job, and meets Radhika. The rest of the film is about how he succeeds in life and what he ends up with. The best part of the screenplay is its ability to portray many of the existing social conditions in the society, including unemployment of educated youth and dowry.



The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3] The song "Sengamalam Sirikkudhu" is based on Lalitha raga.[4] The highlight of the album was the disco song Oru Nayagan.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Maamoi Maamoi" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vairamuthu 03:38
2 "Oru Nayagan" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. P. Sailaja Vaali 05:33
3 "Sengamalam Sirikuthu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Kuruvikkarambai Shanmugam 04:22
4 "Vaanam Niram" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Muthulingham 04:14


  1. ^ "Film List Of Director Barathiraja". Lakshman Shruthi. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Bhagyaraj Profile". Jointscene. Archived from the original on 24 December 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ "Dhavani Kanavugal Songs". raaga. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/music/distinctly-classical/article4981630.ece

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