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Directed by Raj kumar
Produced by SPB Charan
Written by Raj kumar
Story by Veeru Potla
Based on Varsham
by Paruchuri Brothers
Starring Jayam Ravi
Rahul Dev
Kalabhavan Mani
Venkat Prabhu
Music by Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography Rajesh Yadav
Edited by Anthony
Distributed by SP Balasubramanyam
Release date
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
Country India
Language Tamil

Mazhai (English: Rain) is a 2005 Tamil film directed by Raj kumar. It is a remake of the multi award-winning Telugu film Varsham starring Prabhas, Trisha and Gopichand. The remake stars Jayam Ravi, Shriya, Vadivelu, Kalabhavan Mani, Venkat Prabhu and Rahul Dev. The film's music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.


Arjun (Jayam Ravi), an unemployed youngster and Deva (Rahul Dev) a powerful don both fall in love with Sailaja (Shriya), a middle-class beauty, at the same time on a rainy day at a railway station. Arjun keeps bumping into Sailaja coincidentally every time it rains. This makes them both feel that it is perhaps the rain that keeps bringing them together, and they start to fall in love. Deva, on the other hand, takes the back-door route to get the girl, with the help of her good-for-nothing father (Kalabhavan Mani). After learning of the Arjun and Sailaja's love, Deva and Sailaja's father work up devious plans to break them up. And finally they succeed in creating a rift between the two lovers. Though Arjun realizes what is really happening, Sailaja falls prey to the foils of the Deva and her father. The young lovers part ways; Sailaja becomes a leading lady in the movies and Arjun works with his uncle in a quarry as a demolition expert. Deva is cheated out of some money by Sailaja's father, and as revenge, he finds out where Sailaja now lives and kidnaps her from right under her parents' noses. Sailaja's father realizes that the only person who is daring enough and cares enough to get his daughter back is Arjun and goes to him with his pleas. It takes much convincing, but Arjun finally decides to rescue Sailaja but for reasons other than love.At this point Sailaja begins to realise that her father lied to her and tries to get back with Arjun but he refuses because she did not trust him. Soon somehow Sailaja convinces Arjun that it wasn't her fault and they both start loving again. The climax is a heroic fight between Arjun and Deva.



The soundtrack features six songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad retaining the tunes from the original version.Got rave reviews for songs and background score [1]

Critical reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote:"Although the story is familiar, the screenplay is different which makes it appealing".[2][3] Indiaglitz wrote "All said, Mazhai, produced by S P B Charan, is sure to enthrall the audience especially youngsters".[4] Sify wrote "At best, Mazhai is a passable time pass fare if you don?t care for logic and reason".[5]


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