Anbukku Naan Adimai

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Anbukku Naan Adimai
Anbukku Naan Adimai.jpg
Poster of Tamil version
Directed byR. Thyagarajan
Screenplay byThooyavan
Story bySyed
Jwalamuhi
Produced byC. Dhandayuthapani
StarringRajinikanth
Karate Mani (Tamil)
Sreedhar (Telugu)
Sujatha
Rathi
CinematographyV. Ramamoorthy
Edited byM. G. Balu Rao
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Devar Films
Release dates
  • 4 June 1980 (1980-06-04) (Tamil)
  • 19 July 1980 (1980-07-19) (Telugu)
Running time
129 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguagesTamil
Telugu

Anbukku Naan Adimai (transl. I am a slave to love) is a 1980 Indian Tamil language action drama film directed by R. Thyagarajan and produced under the Devar Films banner by C. Dhandayuthapani. It stars Rajinikanth, Vijayan, Surulirajan, Thengai Srinivasan, Asokan, Sundarrajan, Sujatha, Rathi, Ramaprabha and Jayamalini.[1] The film was simultaneously made in Telugu as Mayadari Krishnudu, with Sreedhar replacing Vijayan and a slightly different supporting cast that included Satyanarayana, Mohan Babu, and Allu Rama Lingaiah.[2] It was remade in Hindi as Thanedaar.[3]

Plot[edit]

Poster of the Telugu version

Vijayan (Sreedhar in Telugu), the Inspector and Rajini a thief, are brothers who get separated in childhood. When they meet in a strange situation, Vijayan is thrown out of the train and Rajini lands in the village as the inspector and the events following is the story. Rathi who performs a dance in the street helps Rajini and steals his heart.

Cast[edit]

Tamil version[edit]

Telugu version[edit]

The characters played by Sujatha, Rathi, and Jayamalini were retained for the Telugu version. The character Gopinath is renamed Krishna in the Telugu version.

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[4]

Tamil Track List[5]
Song Singer(s) Lyrics Length
"Aadu Nanaiyuthenu" P. Susheela, Saradha Vaali 5:32
"Kaaththodu Poovurasa" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, P. Susheela 4:04
"Kaattiloru Singakuttiyam" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Panchu Arunachalam 3:11
"Onrodu Onranaom" P. Susheela 3:19
"Vayalooru Mayilaattam" P. Susheela Vaali 4:10

All lyrics are written by Aatreya.

Telugu Track List
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Chengavi Panche Katti"P. Susheela, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:18
2."Gudivada Gummatam"P. Susheela4:12
3."Okaritho Okaruga"P. Susheela4:26
4."Vachchadu Maa Palleku"P. Susheela5:12
5."Anaganaga"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:24
Total length:22:32

Reception[edit]

Kanthan of Kalki praised Sujatha's performance, but felt Vijayan was underutilised.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anbukku naan adimai ( 1980 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 7 September 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Mayadari Krishnudu". Indiancine.ma. Retrieved 14 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Madhuri Dixit reminisces song 'Tamma Tamma' as movie 'Thanedar' clocks 30 years". Asian News International. 10 December 2020. Archived from the original on 14 October 2022. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Anbukku Naan Adimai (1980)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Anbukku Naan Adimai Tamil Film EP Vinyl Record by Illayaraja". Macsendisk. Archived from the original on 5 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ காந்தன் (29 June 1980). "அன்புக்கு நான் அடிமை". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 41. Retrieved 14 October 2022.

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