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Mazhai poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajkumar
Produced bySPB Charan
Story byVeeru Potla
Based onVarsham
by Paruchuri Brothers
StarringJayam Ravi
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyRajesh Yadav
Edited byAnthony
Capital Cinema
Distributed bySP Balasubramanyam
Release date
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
Running time
156 minutes

Mazhai (transl. Rain) is a 2005 Indian Tamil-language romantic action film directed by Rajkumar. It is a remake of the award-winning Telugu film Varsham released in 2004. The remake stars Jayam Ravi, Shriya in her debut as the leading actress, Vadivelu, Rahul Dev, and Kalabhavan Mani. The film's music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad. The film gained overall positive reviews from both critics and audience.[1]


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 the rain that keeps bringing them together, and they start to fall in love. Deva takes the backdoor route to get Sailaja, with the help of her good-for-nothing father Sundaramoorthy (Kalabhavan Mani). After learning of Arjun and Sailaja's love, Deva and Sundaramoorthy work up devious plans to break them up. They soon succeed in creating a rift between the two lovers. Though Arjun realizes what is really happening, Sailaja falls prey to Deva and her father's foils. The young lovers part ways; Sailaja becomes a leading lady in the movies, and Arjun works with his uncle (Rajesh) in a quarry as a demolition expert. Deva is cheated out of some money by Sundaramoorthy, and he finds out where Sailaja lives and kidnaps her. Sundaramoorthy 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 decides to rescue Sailaja but for reasons other than love. At this point, Sailaja begins to realize that her father lied to her and tries to get back with Arjun, but he refuses because she did not trust him. Sailaja convinces Arjun that it was not her fault, and they both start loving again. The climax is a heroic fight between Arjun and Deva, in which Arjun is the victor. In the end, Arjun unites with Shailaja.



The soundtrack features six songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad retaining the tunes from the original version. It got rave reviews for songs and background score.[2]

Song Title Singers Lyrics
Nee Varumbodhu K. S. Chithra, Kalpana, Raqueeb Alam Vairamuthu
Mannile SPB Charan, Sumangali
Isthanbul Jassie Gift, Kalpana
Thappe Ille S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Harini
Muthu Mazhaiye Sagar, Sumangali
Kuchikaruvadu Tippu, Srilekha Parthasarathy

Critical reception[edit]

Behindwoods wrote:"Although the story is familiar, the screenplay is different which makes it appealing".[3][4] Indiaglitz wrote "All said, Mazhai, produced by S P B Charan, is sure to enthrall the audience especially youngsters".[5] Sify wrote "At best, Mazhai is a passable time pass fare if you don?t care for logic and reason".[6]


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