Giri (film)

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Giri
Directed bySundar C
Produced byKushboo
Written by
Starring
Music byD. Imman
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byP. Saisuresh
Production
company
Avni Cinemax
Release date
  • 1 October 2004 (2004-10-01)
Running time
145 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Giri (Tamil: கிரி), is a 2004 Indian Tamil action comedy film written and directed by Sundar C, starring Arjun in the lead role, with Reema Sen, Ramya, Vadivelu, Devayani and Prakash Raj among others enacting supporting roles. The film was released on 1 October 2004 and became a superhit.

Plot[edit]

Two villages on either side of a river are always feuding, as the headmen Veerasamy (Vinu Chakravarthy) and Sethupathy (FEFSI Vijayan) have personal enmity. Due to some misunderstanding, Sethupathy's children die, and the blame falls on Veerasamy. Sethupathy seeks revenge and tries to kill Veerasamy's son but is saved by his servant's son, but the boy disappears.

20 years later, Shiva (Arjun) is seen arriving in Kumbakonam, living with a bakery owner named Veerabagu (Vadivelu). Shiva's mission is to protect Devayani and her son from all sorts of gangsters. Priya (Reema Sen) walks into the bakery. Though she dislikes and torments Veerabhagu, she falls for Shiva. Sooner, Shiva's true identity is revealed as he saves Devayani and her son from being murdered by Sethupathy's son.

When questioned about his identity, it is revealed in a flashback that Shiva is Giri, Veerasamy's hatchet man. Devayani's husband DSP Chandrashekhar is actually Suryaprakash (Prakash Raj), Veerasamy's long-lost son who was killed by Sethupathy. To protect the rest of the family, Giri was sent to bring them back to the village. In the village, Giri has another love interest named Devaki (Ramya), who is Sethupathy's niece.

All this leads to a bloody climax during a boat race, and Sethupathy and his family are wiped out by Giri. The film ends with both girls clinging on to Giri.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Giri
Soundtrack album by
Released2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelStar Music
ProducerD. Imman
D. Imman chronology
Kis Kis Ki Kismat
(2004)
Giri
(2004)
Aanai
(2005)

Music and background score is handled by D. Imman.[1] The song "Dai Kaiya Vechikitu Summa Iruda" was a hit number of all the tracks in the album.

Track list
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Adra Sakkai"Karthik, Shalini Singh4:11
2."Kisukisu Manusa"Harish Raghavendra, Mathangi4:41
3."Rendu Kaalu Singada Giri"Manicka Vinayagam, D. Imman3:45
4."Dai Kaiya Vechikitu Summa Iruda"Devan Ekambaram, Anuradha Sriram4:22
5."Oppankara Veethiyiley"Karthik, Chinmayi4:59
6."Dubuku Dubuku"D. Imman, Anuradha Sriram4:54
Total length:25.24

Reception[edit]

The highlight of the movie was the comic sequences between Vadivelu and Arjun. Also the action sequences were notable, credits to Fefsi Vijayan. The film received mediocre reviews with Indiaglitz stating, "the story sink in the quagmire of pulp and predictability".[2] But yet the film managed decent returns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Songs in Giri". Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Giri movie review". Retrieved 8 February 2012.

External links[edit]

Giri on IMDb