|Produced by||D. Ravikumar|
|Music by||Deepak Nilambur|
|Cinematography||R. B. Gurudev|
|Edited by||V. J. Sabu Joseph|
Jayam Cine Entertainment
|11 March 2016|
Natpadhigaram 79 is an Indian Tamil language film written and directed by Ravichandran. The film features Raj Bharath, Amzath Khan, Reshmi Menon and Tejaswi Madivada in the leading roles, with Deepak Nilambur composing the film's music and the film was released in March 2016
- Raj Bharath as Jeeva
- Amzath Khan as Aravind
- Reshmi Menon as Maha
- Tejaswi Madivada as Pooja
- Subbu Panchu
- M. S. Bhaskar
- Vignesh Karthick
- Raju Sundaram special appearance in the song "Sollu Sollu Chellamma"
- Sridhar special appearance in the song "Sollu Sollu Chellamma"
Director Ravichandran re-emerged from a sabbatical and began making a film on friendship featuring his nephew Raj Bharath during late 2014. Other rookie actors Amzath Khan, Reshmi Menon and Tejaswi Madivada were signed on to play further leading roles in the project. Raj Bharath also worked as an assistant director to Ravichandran during the making of the film. The film's shoot progressed throughout mid 2014 in Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai and Pondicherry, before the climax scenes were shot in October 2014.
Despite being ready for release in April 2015, the team failed to find a distributor amidst several other film releases during the period. The team subsequently added another song, featuring Raju Sundaram, before announcing their release date in March 2016.
The film opened to mixed reviews upon release in March 2016, with a critic from The Hindu noting it has an "interesting premise but is a disappointing film". Likewise, another critic from The New Indian Express wrote "Natpadhigaram would have been an apt tribute to friendship and love, if only the screenplay was crafted more coherently and convincingly".
- "Friendship or love?". The Hindu.
- "Actor Raj Bharath is Following in his Dad's Footsteps". The New Indian Express.
- "Actor now, director eventually". The Hindu.
- "Natpathigaram-79 - a toast to friendship". The Times of India.
- S. R. ASHOK KUMAR. "Deva's gaana is back". The Hindu.
- "CBFC all praise for Natpadhikaaram". deccanchronicle.com/.
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