Koyil Puraa

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Koyil Puraa
Koyil Puraa.jpg
Poster
Directed byK. Vijayan
Produced byChandran
Kovai M. A. Majeed
Kallakudi Manickyam
Story byVinu Chakravarthy
StarringShankar Panikkar
Saritha
K. Murugaiyyan
Raja Bahadoor
Silk Smitha
Vinu Chakravarthy
Swamykkannu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyP. L. Nagappa
Edited byB. Kandaswamy
Production
company
R. M. C. Creations
Release date
30 July 1981
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Koyil Puraa (lit. Temple pigeon) is a 1981 Indian Tamil-language film directed by K. Vijayan for R. M. C. Creations. The film stars Shankar Panikkar and Saritha in the lead roles.[1]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja while the lyrics were written by Pulamaipithan.[2] The song "Vedham Nee" is set in the carnatic raga known as Gaula.[3][4] Charulatha Mani identifies "Amuthe Tamizhe" as being set in Poorvikalyani,[5] although Carnatic musicologist Sundararaman claims it is set in Rasika Ranjani,[6] a raga he identifies "Sangeethame" as being set in,[7] although Charulatha says it is in Rasikapriya.[8] This was the final film where the nadaswaram-playing brothers M. P. N. Sethuraman and Ponnuswamy performed.[9][10]

Track Song Singer(s) Length
1 "Sangeethame" S. Janaki
2 "Vedham Nee" K. J. Yesudas
3 "Amuthe Tamizhe" P. Susheela, Uma Ramanan

Release[edit]

Koyil Puraa was released on 30 July 1981.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Koil Puraa (motion picture) (in Tamil). R. M. C. Creations. 1981.
  2. ^ Ilaiyaraaja (1981). "Koil Puraa". The Gramophone Company of India.
  3. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 167.
  4. ^ Mani, Charulatha (2 August 2013). "Distinctly classical". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ Mani, Charulatha (29 March 2013). "For a calm mind". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 123.
  7. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 157.
  8. ^ Mani, Charulatha (3 January 2014). "The Priya principle". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  9. ^ Gopalakrishnan, P V (8 May 2017). "Filmy Ripples:Nadaswaram in old Tamil films". The Cinema Resource Centre. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  10. ^ Kavitha, S. S. (26 May 2011). "On a musical journey". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  11. ^ "கோயில் புறா". Vellitthirai.com (in Tamil). Retrieved 2 April 2018.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani.

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