Mazhai

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Mazhai
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Directed byRaj kumar
Produced bySPB Charan
Written byRaj kumar
Story byVeeru Potla
Based onVarsham
by Paruchuri Brothers
StarringJayam Ravi
Shriya
Rahul Dev
Vadivelu
Kalabhavan Mani
Ambika
Charle
Venkat Prabhu
Music byDevi Sri Prasad
CinematographyRajesh Yadav
Edited byAnthony
Distributed bySP Balasubramanyam
Release date
  • 30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Mazhai (Rain) is a 2005 Tamil film directed by Raj kumar. It is a remake of the multi award-winning Telugu film Varsham released in 2004. The remake stars Jayam Ravi, Shriya, Vadivelu, Kalabhavan Mani, Venkat Prabhu and Rahul Dev. The film's music is composed by Devi Sri Prasad.The film gain overall positive reviews from both critics and audience

Plot[edit]

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 backdoor route to get the girl, 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. Finally, they 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 as revenge, he finds out where Sailaja lives and kidnaps her from right under her parents' noses. 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 finally 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. 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.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

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. [1]

Song Title Singers
Nee Varumbodhu K. S. Chithra, Kalpana, Raqueeb Alam
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".[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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