Naan Rajavaga Pogiren
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren|
|Directed by||Prithvi Rajkumar|
|Written by||Prithvi Rajkumar|
|Music by||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|Edited by||Sathyaraj Natarajan|
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Naan Rajavaga Pogiren (English:I am going to become a King) is a 2013 Tamil action film co-written and directed by Prithvi Rajkumar, assistant of Vetrimaaran and writer of Sathyaraj starrer Lootty and 6.2. The film features Nakul, Chandini Tamilarasan, and newcomer Avani Modi in the lead roles. The film opened average reviews and was an average grosser at the box office.
Jeeva (Nakul) is a Tamil speaking young man living living with his mother in some obscure Himachal Pradesh village. He is naive and plays with kids twice as young as him. He has a sleeping disorder and dozes off in the middle of important things, viz. the climax of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Jeeva would be a hard eight in my book of weirdness. One day, a military serviceman mistakes him for a classmate named Raja from Chennai who looks just like him. After showing a few videos of Raja, he convinces Jeeva to leave behind his life in Himachal to go seek his lookalike. Most parts of the movie is basically Jeeva getting to know about Raja by talking to a person close to the latter. These people talk about Raja as they knew him. This results in a series of flashbacks which guide us and Jeeva on his search for Raja. We meet Raja's closest friend who has feelings for him. Through her, we go into another flashback and meet Valli (Chandini) who Raja had feelings for.
- Nakul as Raja / Jeeva
- Chandini as Valli
- Avani Modi as Reema
- Nishanth as Wahab
- A. Venkatesh as Isakkimuthu Annachi
- Gaurav Narayanan as Police Ravi
- Manivannan as Kamaraj
- Bobby Simha as Shankar Subramaniam
- Kasthuri as Professor Bharathi
- Suresh as Raja's father
- Seetha as Raja's mother
- Vanitha Vijayakumar as Dr. Diana
- Chetan as Diana's husband
- Delhi Ganesh as Kamaraj's assistant
- G. V. Kumar as Reema's father
- Boys Rajan as Valli's father
- Vasu Vikram as Raja's uncle
- Aarthi as Karate Durga
The shoot of the film began on 12 December 2011 at Mathivanan Home in Chinnalapatti. Based on a request from Prithvi Rajkumar, Vetrimaaran directed the particular scene featuring Nakul and also wrote the dialogues for the film.
|Naan Rajavaga Pogiren|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||14 December 2012|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||G. V. Prakash Kumar|
|G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology|
The soundtrack, composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar, was released on 14 December 2012 at Sathyam Cinemas by Ameer Sultan and Dhanush. Apart from the cast and crew, Vasanthabalan, Gaurav, Sivakarthikeyan, Jithan Ramesh, Vanitha Vijayakumar, Sriman, Dhananjayan were among those present. Musicperk.com rated the album 5.5/10 quoting "GV misses the bus".
|1.||"College Paadam"||Annamalai||Rahul Nambiar, Megha, Santhosh|
|2.||"Yaarivano"||Madhan Karky||G. V. Prakash Kumar, Saindhavi|
|3.||"Kalaaipom"||Prithvi Rajkumar||Silambarasan, Maya, Satish|
|4.||"Raja Raja"||Madhan Karky||Shalmali Kholgade|
The satellite rights of the film were sold to Raj TV.
Hindu wrote:"Not-bad fare for masala movie fans". Behindwoods wrote:"Naan Rajavaga Pogiren is an ambitious effort, by a promising new comer, but with a less gripping screenplay". Sify stated On the whole, it is well-worn, formulaic fare that might appeal to viewers who find comfort in the familiar. If you have time go for it, as it is not entirely unwatchable.
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- Rangan, Baradwaj (27 April 2013). "Naan Rajavaga Pogiren: This masala works". The Hindu. Chennai, India.