Karmegham

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Karmegham
Directed byS. P. Rajkumar
Produced byS. Rajammal
S. Subathradevi
S. Subramaniyam
Written byS. P. Rajkumar
Starring
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyRm. Ramanathshetty
Edited byK. Thanigachalam
Production
company
S. S. R. Movies
Release date
2 August 2002
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Karmegham ( English : Black Cloud ) 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
Released2002
Recorded2002
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:49
ProducerVidyasagar

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) Lyrics Duration
1 'Etumula Veti Kati' Unni Menon, Anthara Chowdary Arivumathi 4:44
2 'Kaasa Padi Alantha' Vidyasagar Yugabharathi 3:48
3 'Satham Podum' Shankar Mahadevan, Sri Vardhini Pazhani Bharathi 4:18
4 'Sri Ranga Pattanam' (duet) Malathy Lakshman, Gopal Sharma P. Vijay 4:41
5 'Sri Ranga Pattanam' (solo) Malathi Lakshman 4:41
6 'Thaaratha Pati' Manikka Vinayagam, Swarnalatha Pazhani Bharathi 4:37

Reception[edit]

Sify described the film as an "Old wine in new bottle" and wrote, "It is an old style tearjerker that lacks any freshness either by way of incidents or narration".[4][5]

References[edit]

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