Kaali (1980 film)

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Kaali
Kaali (1980).jpg
Poster of Tamil version
Directed byI. V. Sasi
Screenplay byMahendran
Produced byHem Nag
Starring
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byK. Narayanan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Hem Nag Productions
Release date
3 July 1980 (Tamil)
19 September 1980 (Telugu)
Running time
144 Minutes
CountryIndia
Languages
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Kaali is a 1980 Indian action film written by Mahendran and directed by I. V. Sasi. Produced by Hem-Nag, the film stars Rajinikanth, Seema, Fatafat Jayalaxmi and Shubha.[1][2] The film was simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu languages, with Chiranjeevi replacing Vijayakumar in Telugu.[3] The cinematography was handled by Ashok Kumar and soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4] Kaali was a box office failure and it ran for 56 days in Chennai.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The film had Vairamuthu's first written song.[5]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Adi Aadu" Malaysia Vasudevan Kannadasan 4:39
2 "Azhagazhaga" P. Susheela 4:46
3 "Batrakali Uttama" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki Vairamuthu 4:00
4 "Thithikkum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Kalyan, S. P. Sailaja Kannadasan 4:33
5 "Vaazhumattum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 4:46

References[edit]

  1. ^ S.B., Vijaya Mary (22 August 2002). "Ready for the challenge". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 25 October 2002. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Superstar's next with Ranjith titled Kaali?". The Times of India. 22 July 2015. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ Ramachandran 2014, Chapter 7:The 1980s – 31/59.
  4. ^ "பிரபல ஒளிப்பதிவாளர் அசோக்குமார் மரணம்". Dina Thanthi (in Tamil). 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  5. ^ Ramachandran 2014, Chapter 7:The 1980s – 32/59.

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