|Directed by||C. V. Rajendran|
|Written by||Panchu Arunachalam (Tamil dialogues)|
|Produced by||Ram Kishen|
|Edited by||R. G. Gopu|
Hem Nag Films
Garjanai (transl. Roar) is a 1981 Indian Tamil-language film directed by C. V. Rajendran starring Rajinikanth and Madhavi . Music was scored by Ilaiyaraaja. The film was simultaneously shot in Malayalam as Garjanam and in Kannada as Garjane. All three versions of the film failed in the box office. Garjanai ran for 52 days in Chennai making it one of Rajinikanth's films which had the shortest run in theatres.
This article needs an improved plot summary. (March 2022)
This is about the Tamil version only.
Dr. Vijay is an honest doctor who faces off against a dangerous, diabolical gang led by Dr. Mithra and Parasuram that contaminates common food items with lethal substances and then makes profits by supplying antidotes. Geetha is Vijay's love interest, while Rekha is his sister.
- Rajinikanth as Dr. Vijay
- Madhavi as Geetha
- Geetha as Rekha
- Jayamalini (Special Appearance)
- Tamil version
- Jaishankar as Parshuram
- M. N. Nambiar as Dr. Mithra
- Major Sundarrajan as D. C. P.
- Thengai Srinivasan as Sivalingam
- V. K. Ramasamy as Sundaram
- Poornam Viswanathan as Prof. Jaidev
- Sukumari as Vijay and Rekha's mother
- Baby Anju as Asha
- Mohan Babu (Guest Appearance)
- Malayalam version
- Balan K. Nair
- Kuthiravattam Pappu
- Jayan (special appearance)
- Kannada version
All three versions were filmed simultaneously. Jayan was the original lead actor of Garjanam, the Malayalam version. While half the film was shot, he met with an accident while shooting for another film Kolilakkam and succumbed to his injuries. After that, Garjanam was completed with Rajinikanth playing the same character. Some shots of Jayan were added to the film's opening reel before the credits at screenings in Kerala. During the filming of another fight sequence, a stuntman suffered a gash after punching glass, leading to hospitalisation.
|1.||"Oru Ooril"||Kannadasan||Malaysia Vasudevan||4:27|
|2.||"Enna Sugamana"||Panchu Arunachalam||Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan||4:41|
|3.||"Kuththum Oosi"||Kannadasan||Vani Jairam||4:09|
|4.||"Vanthathu Nallathu"||Kannadasan||S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:46|
|5.||"Varuvai Anbe"||Panchu Arunachalam||T. K. S. Kalaivanan, S. Janaki||5:04|
All lyrics are written by Sreekumaran Thampi.
|1.||"Ente Pularkaalam"||S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran|
|2.||"Oru Mohathin"||S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran|
|3.||"Oru Theril"||P. Jayachandran, Chorus|
|4.||"Pennin Kannil Viriyum"||Vani Jairam|
|5.||"Thamburaatti Nin Kottaarathil"||P. Jayachandran|
|6.||"Vannathu Nallathu Nalla Dinam"||S. Janaki, P. Jayachandran, Chorus|
|1.||"Bandeya Bandeya"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:46|
|2.||"Hithavagidhe"||P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki||5:02|
|3.||"Kanna Minchinda"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||4:40|
|4.||"Nadevaga"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:25|
|5.||"Nanna Roopa"||Vani Jairam||3:49|
Sindhu and Jeeva, negatively reviewing the film for Kalki, called it a meow rather than the roar that the film's title translates to.
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