Karmegham

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Karmegham
Directed by S. P. Rajkumar
Produced by S. Rajammal
S. Subathradevi
S. Subramaniyam
Written by S. P. Rajkumar
Starring
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Rm. Ramanathshetty
Edited by K. Thanigachalam
Production
company
S. S. R. Movies
Release date
2 August 2002
Running time
140 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Karmegham is a 2002 Tamil drama film directed by S. P. Rajkumar. The film features Mammootty and Radha Ravi in lead roles. The film had musical score by Vidyasagar and was released in 2002.[1]

Plot[edit]

Karmegham (Mammootty) returns to his village after serving in the army for long. He finds that the villagers still live the shackles of old customs and traditions. They work as slaves to a feudal landlord (Radha Ravi) who exploits them. Maheswari (Abhirami), a doctor, falls in love with Karmegham. Later through his mother (Manorama), Karmegham comes to know that Radha Ravi is his father and then it becomes a father-son conflict. Karmegham stood with the villagers and opposed his father and brother Shakthi. His sister, Mangai, loves a poor villager but Sakthi and his father are against her love. Sakthi kills her sister's lover, his sister goes mad and Karmegham calls the police. His brother escapes but the police shot him in an encounter. Karmegham gets married with Maheswari. His sister and mother die in a bomb blast planned by Karmegham's father. Karmegham kills his father to save at least his village.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Karmegham
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:49
Producer Vidyasagar

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Vidyasagar. The soundtrack, released in 2002, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by P. Vijay, Yuga Bharathi, Arivumathi and Pazhani Bharathi.[2][3]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Etumula Veti Kati' Unni Menon, Anthara Chowdary 4:44
2 'Kaasa Padi Alantha' Vidyasagar 3:48
3 'Satham Podum' Shankar Mahadevan, Sri Vardhini 4:18
4 'Sri Ranga Pattanam' (duet) Malathi Lakshman, Gopal Sharma 4:41
5 'Sri Ranga Pattanam' (solo) [Malathi Lakshman 4:41
6 'Thaaratha Pati' Manikka Vinayagam, Swarnalatha 4:37

Reception[edit]

The movie opened to positive critical reception

Sify wrote, "The film is a mass entertainer with good action, romance and songs and is shot at the beautiful locations of Gopichettipalayam."[4]

Bizhat wrote, "Mammootty is there in every frame of the film and the role is tailor made for him. Abhirami is wasted and Manorama is ok. Radha Ravi as the villain father does his usual routine hamming. Vidayasagar has recycled his Dhill numbers. Since the film was made on a low budget, the sets and song sequences look tacky."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sreedhar Pillai (2002-09-23). "The Hindu : 'Superstardom is a burden'". hindu.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Karmegam By Vidya Sagar". muzigle.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  3. ^ "Karmegam - Vidyasagar". thiraipaadal.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  4. ^ "Movie Review : Karmegham". sify.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03. 
  5. ^ "BizHat.com - Karmegham Review". movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 2012-06-03.