Gramathu Athiyayam

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Gramathu Athiyayam
Gramathu Athiyayam.jpg
Poster
Directed byC. Rudhraiya
Written byGurudev (dialogues)
Screenplay byAnanthu
Story byAnanthu
Produced byC. Rudhraiya
StarringNanda Kumar
Krishnakumari
Chandrahasan
Sundar
Swarnalatha
CinematographyNalluswamy Gnanasekaran
Edited byKannan
Thyagu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Kumar Arts
Distributed byKumar Arts
Release date
  • 19 September 1980 (1980-09-19)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Gramathu Athiyayam (transl. Village Chapter) is a 1980 Indian Tamil-language film directed by C. Rudhraiya. The film stars Nandakumar, Sundar and Swarnalatha.[1]

Plot[edit]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Gramathu Athiyayam was the second and final film to be directed by C. Rudhraiya after Aval Appadithan (1978). Jayabharathi who went on to direct films like Kudisai and Uchi Veyil was initially selected as lead actor even Kamal Haasan was also speculated for lead role since he was "in London for a month for a K. Balachander film" he was replaced by a newcomer Nandakumar. Saritha was also initially chosen as lead actress before she also got replaced.[3][4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Gangai Amaran.[5]

  1. "Aatthu Mettuley" – Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki
  2. "Vaadaatha Rosapoo" – S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
  3. "Ootha Kaathu" – P. Jayachandran, S. Janaki
  4. "Poovae Ithu" – B. S. Sasirekha

Release[edit]

Gramathu Athiyayam was released on 19 September 1980.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://kalkionline.com/kalkionline_archive/imagegallery/archiveimages/kalki/1980/oct/05-10-1980/p12.jpg
  2. ^ "Tamil film director Rudhraiah passes away". The Hindu. 19 November 2014. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  3. ^ Rangan, Baradwaj (28 November 2014). "Lights, Camera, Conversation… "Two-film wonder"". Baradwaj Rangan. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  4. ^ Piousji (17 June 1979). "Khaas Baat". Sunday. p. 51.
  5. ^ "Gramthu Athiyayam Tamil FIlm EP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Retrieved 20 March 2021.
  6. ^ "ஒரு பேனாவின் பயணம் – 137– சுதாங்கன் - தினமலர்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. 11 December 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2021.

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