I Love India
|I Love India|
|Produced by||Janaki G. K. Reddy|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Sri Sai Thejaa Films
I Love India is a 1993 Indian Tamil-language action film directed by Pavithran. The film stars Sarath Kumar, débutante Tisca Chopra and Shenbagam. It was released on 14 October 1993.
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Diwakar, an Indian Brigadier, is charged to eradicate terrorism in Kashmir. Diwakar lives with his sister Anu. His neighbour Priya falls in love with him. One day, the terrorists kidnap Anu and they kill her thereafter. In the past, Diwakar promised Anu to marry Priya. To fulfil his sister's wish, Diwakar eventually marries Priya. But Diwakar cannot live happily as long as he does not eliminate the terrorists.
- Sarath Kumar as Brigadier Diwakar
- Tisca Chopra as Priya
- Shenbagam as Anu
- Manorama as Priya's mother
- Goundamani as Diwakar's uncle
- Puneet Issar
- Babu Antony
- C. S. Rao as Rao
- Kalidoss as Rosario
- Jaya Prahasam
- John Babu in a special appearance
- Pallavi in a special appearance in a song
- Yamuna in a special appearance in a song
- Meeta Gupta in a special appearance in a song
- Shagufta Ali in a special appearance in a song
- Kavithasri in a special appearance in a song
After scoring back-to-back successes like Vasanthakala Paravai (1991) and Surieyan (1992), producer K. T. Kunjumon of A. R. S. Film International wanted to collaborate again with director Pavithran and actor R. Sarathkumar; they started a project called India Today. However Kunjumon left the project due to creative differences with Pavithran, the project was taken over by a different production house and underwent a change of title: I Love India.
The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.
|"Adi Aadivarum Pallaakku"||S. Janaki||5:58|
|"Engiruntho Ennai Azhaithathu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki||6:11|
|"Kaatru Poovai"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Minmini||5:58|
|"Kurukku Paathaiyile"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Minmini||5:04|
|"Paasam Vaitha Mullai"||Ilaiyaraaja||5:02|
Release and reception
I Love India was released on 14 October 1993. A critic from Indolink noted, "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." R. P. R. of Kalki wrote that Pavithran made an omlette out of basic ingredients like Tamil culture, Indian culture and patriotism.
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- ^ "ஐ லவ் இந்தியா / I Love India (1993)". Screen4Screen (in English and Tamil). Archived from the original on 11 October 2022. Retrieved 11 October 2022.
- ^ "I Love India". Indolink. Archived from the original on 7 June 1997. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
- ^ ஆர்.பி.ஆர். (7 November 1993). "ஐ லவ் இந்தியா". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 23. Archived from the original on 26 February 2023. Retrieved 26 February 2023.
- I Love India at IMDb