June R

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June R
Directed by Revathy S. Varmha
Produced by A. Ansari
Starring Jyothika
Kushboo
Saritha
Biju Menon
Music by Sharreth
Cinematography Madhu Ambat
Edited by Jyothi Jayamaruthi
Production
company
Ideawold 1 Celluloid Pvt Ltd
Release date
  • 8 February 2006 (2006-02-08)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

June R is a 2006 Indian Tamil-language drama film directed by Revathy Varmha. The film stars Jyothika in the title role with her 25th film tamil with Kushboo, Saritha and Biju Menon in supporting roles. The film's soundtrack are composed by Malayalam composer Sharreth, while Madhu Ambat was the cinematographer. The film opened in February 2006

Plot[edit]

June R (Jyotika), an orphan, was born in the month of June, for which she was named. She works in an advertising agency. One day she happens to come across a middle-aged woman (Saritha) hurt badly in an accident. She admits her in hospital and tells the doctor that it is her mother Rajalakshmi in order to save her life from the regular hierarchical rules of the hospital. Coming to Rajalakshmi (named by June) who happens to be Mrs. Raniammal, a widowed woman who strives to bring up her only son Arun (Biju Menon) whereas Arun smitten by his wife's words for the wealth and money of his mother, plans to send her away from his home to an orphanage in order to settle with his wife in New York City. Deeply hurt, Raniammal finds solace in June's company, who also longs for a motherly love since childhood. June decides to take Rajalakshmi to her house and calls her mom. Both together (June and Rajalakshmi) cherish life who once were starved for love. later her son comes back again to take his mother back, Rajalakshmi realising her sons evil thoughts refuses to get back to him. later on Rajalakshmi's refusal he visits June and quarrels with her to give back his mother, June baffles with his sudden love for his mother. this implies an emotional entangle between the both meanwhile Rajalakshmi falls sick and June on seeing Raniammal's pathetic condition brings her brother (Ravikumar) whom she wanted to meet before she dies. On visiting Rajalakshmi's home town she unveils the mystery behind his sudden love for his mother. now entrant Amudha (Kushboo) a noted and leading lawyer aids June to get back her new mother legally, prostrating Arun's wicked thoughts in the law of court . at last the judgement favours June though June succeeds in her mission of getting back her mother, but fate has some storm in its store, June finds Rajalakshmi dead when she comes back. Now comes Raja (Suriya), a rich client of June's advertising agency falls in love with her who consoles her on this uncompensable loss and takes her along with him, just the way her mother Rajalakshmi wished.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Revathy Varma had published June R as a novelette in the English periodical Woman's Era and wanted to make the story into a feature film. She approached a Hindi film producer in Mumbai and decided that Jaya Bachchan, Tabu and Kareena Kapoor would play the lead roles in the film.[1] Jyothika suggested that the film should be made in Tamil first and production began and Kushboo was signed on for a key role. Saritha was selected over Urvashi for another senior role in the film.[2] Biju Menon, a Malayalam actor, was also picked to play a leading role in the film.[3]

Release[edit]

The film was initially scheduled for release in June 2005 but was later pushed back to release in the Diwali season of 2005 so the film could be promoted more heavily.[4] The film was also caught up when Kushboo's films were temporarily banned after her comments on pre-marital sex angered Indian political parties.[5]

Remake[edit]

Revathy Varma began remaking the film in Hindi as Aap Ke Liye Hum in 2009 after years of trying and signed up Ayesha Takia to play the lead role after failing to sign Genelia D'Souza. The film would also star Jaya Bachchan, Ranvir Shorey and Raveena Tandon. R. Madhavan was also signed up for a large sum for the film.

Soundtrack[edit]

June R
Soundtrack album by Sharreth
Released 10 September 2005
Genre Feature film soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Sharreth, being his second project in Tamil after Magic Magic 3D (2003). The audio of June R was launched at Green Park Hotel in Chennai on 10 September 2005 by Balamurali Krishna, with singer Usha Uthup also in attendance.[6]

Track-list
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Mazhaye Mazhaye" Hariharan  
2. "Puthu Puthu" Usha Uthup, K. S. Chithra  
3. "Anbe Anbe" Gayathri Varma  
4. "Eano Eano" Sharreth  
5. "Mazhaye Mazhaye" Sujatha  
6. "Puthu Puthu (2)" Usha Uthup, K. S. Chithra  

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