Kadavul

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Kadavul
Directed byVelu Prabhakaran
Produced byH.Anraaj
Written byVelu Prabhakaran
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyVelu Prabhakaran
Edited byNandamuri Haribabu
Production
company
Deccan Pictures PVT. LTD.
Release date
  • 5 December 1997 (1997-12-05)
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kadavul (English: God) is a 1997 Tamil anti-theist film directed by Velu Prabhakaran. The film features Velu Prabhakaran, Manivannan, Arun Pandiyan, Mansoor Ali Khan and Roja in lead roles. The film, produced by H. Anraaj, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 5 December 1997. Despite having controversial themes, the film was well received.[1][2][3][4] The film was dubbed and released in Telugu as Shakti.[5]

Plot[edit]

Parvathi (Roja), a young woman, is a goddess believer while her father (V. Gopalakrishnan) is the priest of a temple. After a quarrel between two castes during a Hindu festival, the temple was closed off. Five years later, the temple reopens.

Muthu (Rahul) and Thenmozhi (Nandhini) are in love but they are not of the same caste. Velusamy (Karikalan), Thenmozhi's uncle, finds out their love and forces her to marry him.

K. Shanmugam (Mansoor Ali Khan), a corrupt MLA, kills a girl and blames Thamizharasan (Arun Pandian). Thamizharasan fights against injustice and is a revolutionary. Angry, Thamizharasan tries to kill him but fails and eventually steals his money. In the process, Thamizharasan is injured and the prostitute Shenbagam (Rupasri) takes care of him.

Rajapandi (Velu Prabhakaran), an atheist, propagates the non-existence of God. One day, he saves Parvathi from her uncle K. Shanmugam and gets married to her accidentally. Soon, Rajapandi gets beaten by the devotees. In anger, Rajapandi challenges God to become a human and understand the humans, and God (Manivannan) appears as a human.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kadavul
Soundtrack album by
Released1997
Recorded1997
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length30:58
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan and Ponnadiyan.[6][7][8]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Aadi Sivan Tholil Irukkum' Bhavatharini 5:40
2 'Ariviruntha Konjam' Malaysia Vasudevan 4:51
3 'Enakku Oru Raasa' Amrutaa 5:08
4 'Kaathalai' P. Unni Krishnan, Sujatha Mohan 5:07
5 'Kovilukku Irukkum' K. S. Chithra 4:52
6 'Poovarasan Poove' Arunmozhi, Sujatha Mohan 5:20

Sequel[edit]

In January 2018, Prabhakaran announced that he would be making a sequel to the film.[9] The film has RR Tami Selvan, Swathy as the lead pair with Imman Annachi and veteran Seetha essaying crucial roles.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kadavul (1997) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ "A-Z (III) - INDOlink". indolink.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  3. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (26 June 2009). "Grill Mill". hindu.com. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ "'Manaivikku nadanda thirumanam'". behindwoods.com. 19 July 2007. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ0Kyt1Mmtk
  6. ^ "Kadavul — Illayaraja". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Kadavul Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Download Kadavul by Various Artists on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 20 April 2013.
  9. ^ https://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movies-cinema-news-16/bharathirajas-kadavul-2-co-starring-seeman-with-music-by-ilayaraja-launch-on-jan-18.html
  10. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/entertainment/kollywood/020119/kadavul-2-coming-soon.html

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