I Love India

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I Love India
I Love India DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byPavithran
Produced byJanaki G. K. Reddy
Written byPavithran
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Sri Sai Thejaa Films
Distributed bySri Sai Thejaa Films
Release date
  • 15 October 1993 (1993-10-15)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

I Love India is a 1993 Tamil action film directed by Pavithran. The film features Sarath Kumar, débutante Tisca Chopra and Shenbagam in lead roles. The film, produced by actor Vishal's mother Janaki G. K. Reddy, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 October 1993.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Diwakar (Sarath Kumar), an Indian Brigadier, is charged to eradicate the terrorism in Kashmir. Diwakar lives with his beloved sister Anu (Shenbagam). His neighbour Priya (Tisca Chopra) falls in love with him. One day, the terrorists kidnap Anu and they kill her thereafter. In the past, Diwakar promised Anu to get married to Priya. To fulfil his sister's wish, Diwakar eventually gets married to Priya. But Diwakar cannot live happily as long as he will not eliminate the terrorists.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After the success of the film Suriyan, Sarath Kumar teamed up with the same team, consisting of director Pavithran, cinematographer Ashok Kumar and editor duo B. Lenin and V. T. Vijayan, for the second time.

Soundtrack[edit]

I Love India
Soundtrack album by
Released1993
Recorded1993
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length28:13
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1993, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali.[3][4][5][6]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Adi Aadivarum Pallaakku' S. Janaki 5:58
2 'Engiruntho Ennai Azhaithathu' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 6:11
3 'Kaatru Poovai' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Minmini 5:58
4 'Kurukku Paathaiyile' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Minmini 5:04
5 'Paasam Vaitha Mullai' Ilaiyaraaja 5:02

Release[edit]

The film opened to mixed reviews, with a critic noting "Pavithran's direction lacks direction" and that "the only saving grace is the music of Illayaraja ; a couple of songs are really melodious and lilting tunes, and the background music is commendable, as is the photography of Ashok Kumar and the editing skills of Lenin and Vijayan". He added that the film is "technically well made and lavishly mounted, but fails to grip the viewer in any way."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of i love india". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  2. ^ "I love India (1993) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  3. ^ "I Love India Songs". oosai.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "I Love India Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  5. ^ "I love India - Illayaraja - Sarath Kumar". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Download I Love India by Ilaiyaraaja on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.indolink.com/Film/luvIndia.html

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