Nadodi Thendral

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Nadodi Thendral
Directed byBharathiraja
Produced byBharathiraja
Written bySujatha Rangarajan (dialogues)
Screenplay byBharathiraja
Story byIlaiyaraaja
StarringKarthik
Ranjitha
Pandiyan
Janagaraj
Napoleon
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyB. Kannan
Edited byP. Mohan Raj
Production
company
Manoj Creations
Distributed byManoj Creations
Release date
18 April 1992
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Nadodi Thendral was a 1992 Tamil language film, directed by Bharathiraja and written by Sujatha Rangarajan. It starred Karthik and Ranjitha in the lead roles. The music was provided by Ilaiyaraaja. Featuring an international cast, the film was a period movie set in British India and was based on a triangular love story between a goldsmith (Karthik), a gypsy woman (Ranjitha) and the district collector's sister. Some critics opine that later movies such as the Hindi-language blockbuster Lagaan and the 2010 Tamil-language movie Madrasapattinam were inspired by Nadodi Thendral.

Plot[edit]

The story reveals around a triangular love between Karthik, Ranjitha and an English lady (District collector's daughter) during the British occupation in India. Karthik is a goldsmith's son, so he is too and Ranjitha is a gypsy woman has a poultry. At the start they both collide and very soon both falls for each other. At the same time, the braveness of Karthik is impressing the District Collector's sister's heart as well. The rest of the movie deals with how the lovers getting united with the help of the English lady.

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Reception[edit]

The movie was well received at the box office and was a commercially successful venture. The Indian Express wrote its "a love story that is simple without being superficial, commercial without losing sight of values, artistic without being obscure."[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] This was the last collaboration between Bharathiraja and Ilayaraja.

All lyrics written by Ilaiyaraaja.

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Oru Kanam Oru Yugamaga (removed from the movie release)"Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki 
2."Sandhana Marbilae"Mano, S. Janaki 
3."Yaarum Vilaiyaadum Thottam"Mano, K. S. Chithra 
4."Maniyae Manikuyilae"Mano, S. Janaki 
5."Yelamalai Kaatukulle"Malaysia Vasudevan 
6."All The Time"Malgudi Subha 

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