Ganam Courtar Avargale

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Ganam Courtar Avargale
Ganam Courtar Avargale.jpg
Poster
Directed byManivannan
Produced bySengamalam Manivannan
Written byManivannan
StarringSathyaraj
Music byDevendran
CinematographyA. Sabapathy
Edited byGowthaman
Production
company
Kamala Jothi Combines
Release date
  • 20 May 1988 (1988-05-20)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Ganam Courtar Avargale is a 1988 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by Manivannan. The film stars Sathyaraj in the lead role. It was released on 20 May 1988.

Plot[edit]

Jayabhaskar "Bhaski", an aspiring lawyer, works under veteran lawyer Desikachari as assistant and becomes close to his family. Things change when Desikachari becomes involved in a murder case.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Ganam Courtar Avargale was written and directed by Manivannan, and produced by his wife Sengamalam under Kamala Jothi Combines. Cinematography was handled by A. Sabapathy, and editing by A. Gowthaman.[2] While filming a court scene, Sathyaraj played 13 different roles, taking inspiration from Sivaji Ganesan playing nine roles in Navarathri (1964).[3][4] The final length of the film was 3,929.21 metres (12,891.1 ft).[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Devendran.[6][7] The song "Yaaritta Sattam" has an instrumental version, with R. Chandrasekar playing the guitar.[8]

Track list[8]
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Patta Patippu"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Chorus5:51
2."Motta"VairamuthuK. S. Chithra4:25
3."Yaaritta Sattam"VairamuthuMalaysia Vasudevan4:11
4."Kadal Kavidai"VairamuthuS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:48
5."Aasaikku Pooja"JevabharathiS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra4:17
6."Yaaritta Sattam" (Instrumental) 4:10

Release and reception[edit]

Ganam Courtar Avargale was released on 20 May 1988.[9] N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express positively reviewed the film for Manivannan's "stylish" direction and Sathyaraj's performance.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Krishnaswamy, N. (27 May 1988). "Ganam Kortaar Avargale". The Indian Express. p. 5.
  2. ^ Ganam Courtar Avargale... (motion picture) (in Tamil). Kamala Jothi Combines. 1988. Opening credits, from 0:00 to 1:23.
  3. ^ Ashok Kumar, S. R. (13 April 2007). "Sathyaraj and his 10 roles". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ "கனம் கோர்ட்டார் அவர்களே படத்தில் 13 தோற்றங்களில் அசத்தினார், சத்யராஜ்" [Sathyaraj rocked with his 13-role performance in Ganam Courtar Avargale]. Maalai Malar (in Tamil). 17 August 2016. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Ganam Courtar Avargale (Celluloid)". Central Board of Film Certification. 17 May 1988. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  6. ^ "இளையராஜாவை விட இசையை பற்றி அதிகம் தெரிந்தவர் தேவேந்திரன்: பாரதிராஜா!" [Deventhiran knows more about music than Ilaiyaraaja: Bharathiraja!]. Dinamalar (in Tamil). 2 September 2015. Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Ganam Kortaar Avargale". JioSaavn. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b Devendran (1988). Ganam Korttar Avargale (liner notes) (in Tamil). Geetham.
  9. ^ "கனம் கோர்ட்டார் அவர்களே". Vellitthirai (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 21 March 2019. Retrieved 21 March 2019.

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