Perazhagan

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Perazhagan
Perazhagan Poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed bySasi Shanker
Produced byM. Saravanan
M. Balasubramanian
M. S. Guhan
B. Gurunath
Written byD. P. Singampuli (dialogues)
Screenplay bySasi Shankar
Story byBenny P. Nayarambalam
StarringSuriya
Jyothika
Vivek
Manorama
Thalaivasal Vijay
Manobala
Music byYuvan Shankar Raja
CinematographyR. Rathnavelu
Edited byAnthony
Production
company
Release date
  • 7 May 2004 (2004-05-07)
Running time
148 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Perazhagan is a 2004 Indian Tamil comedy drama film directed by Sasi Shanker, starring Suriya and Jyothika with both playing dual roles. The supporting cast includes Vivek, Manorama and Manobala. The movie's score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film, which is a remake of the 2002 Malayalam film Kunjikoonan, which starred Dileep and Navya Nair in the lead, was released in May 2004. It is later dubbed into Telugu as Sundarangudu.

Plot[edit]

The story revolves around Chinna (Suriya), a village youth who receives sympathy because he is a hunchback and is lauded for selfless service to others. He covers up his handicap with humor. Unmindful of his looks, Chinna goes around looking for a suitable bride with the help of his friend Kuzhandhaisamy (Vivek). Brushing aside many insults hurled at him, he carries on.

In contrast is Karthik (Surya), a violent college student who madly loves his classmate Priya (Jyothika). She meets Chinna, who assures her that he would get her married to the man of her dreams. However, she is killed in a fracas involving Varadhan (Bobby), a gangster, where she was hit and kicked brutally as Varadhan wanted to take revenge against Priya's father DCP Nair (Devan), who arrested him. Karthik and Chinna saw this but Varadhan told him that he will get killed if he tells anyone what he saw. Karthik is framed as Priya's killer and gets arrested, but Chinna pleads Nair and tells the truth behind Priya's murder. Meanwhile, Chinna comes across an orphaned, poor, blind girl Shenbagam (Jyothika). He wins over her heart by helping her out when her brother (Thalaivasal Vijay) died.

Thanks to his efforts, she gains her vision (Priya's eyes are transplanted to her). This results in a tussle between Chinna and Karthik as to whom Shenbagam now belongs. However, fearing his looks, Chinna decides to give way to Karthik and ends up staying in a temple where Kuzhandhaiasamy finds him and brings him to Shenbagam. Shenbagam doesn't care of looks and accepts him. Before their marriage, Varadhan returns to avenge Chinna. Karthik remembers Priya and avenges her death by killing Varadhan. Karthik approves Chinna and Shenbagam's wedding before being sent to jail. The film ends with the couple spending their honeymoon in Ooty.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Perazhagan
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released15 April 2004
Recorded2003 / 2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAVM Audio
ProducerYuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Aethiree
(2004)
Perazhagan
(2004)
7G Rainbow Colony
(2004)

The soundtrack, released on 15 April 2004, has six songs composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with Pazhani Bharathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay, Thamarai and Snehan writing the lyrics of each one song.[2]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist
1 "Ambuli Mama" Karthik 4:12 Pazhani Bharathi
2 "Orae Oru Piravi" Hariharan 3:58 Snehan
3 "Kadhalukku" 'Pushpavanam' Kuppusamy, Sri Vardhini 5:18 Kabilan
4 "Oru Azhagana" Suriya, Savitha Reddy, Ganga, Mathangi 4:51 Thamarai
5 "Kaatru Enbatha" Shankar Mahadevan, Mathangi 4:33 Pa. Vijay

Awards[edit]

Filmfare Awards South

Reception[edit]

Sify wrote, "The film makes you laugh and cry at the same time. However the highlight of the film is Surya as Chinna and he is extraordinary. Here is one of his most lovable performances as the handicap, though as the morose Karthik, he just passes muster. Jyothika is a revelation (also in her first dual role) as the bubbly Priya and the blind Shenbagham. In her first de-glamorised role as Shenbagham she has proved her histrionics. Vivek for a change has a full length role and he brings the house down with his one-liners. Music by Yuvan is average but the background score is good. Director Sasi Sankar has to be applauded for making a feel-good film without any violence, vulgarity or even bad words.".[4]

Indiaglitz wrote, "Surya deserves appreciation for his astounding performance. He is at his best, be it humor or action. The actor has scored a hat trick with Perazhagan now following his Kaakha Kaakha and Pithamagan last year. After a long gap, Vivek has succeeded in evoking laughter. A tailor-made role for Vivek in which he really excels. Actress Malavika appear for a number. Also in the cast includes Manorama, Devan, T P Gajendran, a debutant Bobby and Muthukalai."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://m.timesofindia.com/tv/programmes/perazhagan/params/tvprogramme/programmeid-30000000549690467/channelid-10000000000570000/starttime-201803290000
  2. ^ http://www.starmusiq.com/tamil_movie_songs_free_download.asp?MovieId=458
  3. ^ "Tamilnadu State Film Awards – awards for Vikram, Jyotika". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 20 October 2009.
  4. ^ http://www.sify.com/movies/peralagan-review-tamil-13470199.html
  5. ^ http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/review/7011.html

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