Kanni Rasi

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Kanni Rasi
Kanni Rasi poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byPandiarajan
Produced byS. Shanmugarajan
D. Manickavasagam
Written byPandiarajan
Screenplay byG. M. Kumar
Livingston
Story byPandiarajan
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byV. Rajagopal
Production
company
Vigranth Creation
Distributed byVigranth Creation
Release date
15 February 1985
Running time
130 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Kanni Rasi (English: Virgo Sign) is a 1985 Tamil language drama film directed by newcomer Pandiarajan. The film features Prabhu and Revathi in lead roles. The film, produced by S. Shanmugarajan and D. Manickavasagam, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 15 February 1985. This movie was later remade in Kannada as Ramakrishna (2005).[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Lakshmipathi (Prabhu) is a carefree youth in a village who searches for a job. His sister Kasthuri (Sumithra) sends him a letter from Chennai to rejoin her and the villagers compel him to leave the village, he leaves the village to rejoin his sister. His brother-in-law Gopi Krishna (Goundamani) finds him a job as a watchman. Kasthuri's daughter Dhanalakshmi (Revathi) falls in love with Lakshmipathi for which he reciprocates as well. Kasthuri also wants to get them married and meets an astrologer. But the astrologer informs that their horoscopes don't match and if Lakshmipathi marries Dhanalakshmi, it will lead to his death. Kasthuri is worried hearing this and decides to prevent them from getting married.

Kasthuri evicts Lakshmipathi from her house and Sivaraman (Janagaraj), who is also in love with Dhanalakshmi, accommodates him without knowing his identity. Kasthuri convinces Dhanalakshmi to forget Lakshmipathi by letting her know the truth. Dhanalakshmi acts rude towards Lakshmipathi and criticizes that he is not educated thinking that Lakshmipathi would develop hatred towards her. Sivaraman promises Dhanalakshmi that he will get them together. Meanwhile, Lakshmipathi returns to his village. Dhanalakshmi sends a letter, mentioning that she will marry another man. Dhanalakshmi's wedding is fixed with another man. Now, Lakshmipathi finds the truth about the horoscope mismatch and convinces Kasthuri to not believe in such things. On the day of Dhanalakshmi's wedding, Lakshmipathi convinces Kasthuri to cancel the planned wedding and give her approval for his wedding with Dhanalakshmi. Lakshmipathi marries Dhanalakshmi, however Dhanalakshmi informs that she has already consumed poison thinking about her getting married to someone else. Dhanalakshmi dies in the hands of Lakshmipathi.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Kanni Rasi
Soundtrack album by
Released1985
Recorded1985
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length18:05
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1985, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Vairamuthu, Gangai Amaran and Kuruvikkarambai Shanmugam. The song "Sugaraagamae" is in manirangu raaga.[4][5]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Aala Asatthum" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam Vaali 4:37
2 "Sorunna Satti" Ilaiyaraaja, T. K. S. Kalaivanan, Krishnachandar, Deepan Chakravarthy Vairamuthu 4:22
3 "Sugaraagame" Malaysia Vasudevan, Vani Jairam Kuruvikkarambai Shanmugam 4:51
4 "Kaathaliley Thozhvi" Malaysia Vasudevan, Gangai Amaran Gangai Amaran 4:15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Kanni Raasi". jointscene.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Filmography of kannirasi". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Kanni Rasi". popcorn.oneindia.in. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Kanni Raasi Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Kanni Raasi". jointscene.com. Retrieved 26 March 2012.

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