I Love India
|I Love India|
|Produced by||Janaki G. K. Reddy|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
Sri Sai Thejaa Films
|Distributed by||Sri Sai Thejaa Films|
I Love India is a 1993 Tamil language vigilante film directed by Pavithran. The film stars Sarath Kumar, débutante Tisca Chopra and Shenbagam . The film, produced by actor Vishal's mother Janaki G. K. Reddy, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 October 1993.
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 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 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.
|I Love India|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|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|
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."
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