|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Edited by||V. Jaishankar|
|30 April 1999|
Poomagal Oorvalam is a 1999 Tamil family drama film written and directed by Madhuravan. The film stars Prashanth, Rambha and Livingston in the lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Siva.
Saravanan (Prashanth), orphaned by his dead mother - a mental patient - is adopted by a childless couple (Manivannan and Radhika). Theirs is an inter-caste marriage. At college, he runs into Kavitha (Rambha), the granddaughter of caste-obsessed Sengodan (Rajan.P.Dev). The triangle is completed by Aavudayappan alias Armstrong (Livingston), a US-return who is smitten by Kavitha.
With a little unintentional photo-swapping by the marriage broker, the parents of Saravanan and Aavudayappan (the fathers have the same name) both think they have an alliance for their son with Sengodan's family and show up at Kavitha's house at the same time. Romance flowers between Saravanan and Kavitha, who assume they are going to wed, while Aavudayappan continues to dream of Kavitha.
A series of contrivances allows this comedy of errors to carry on till the engagement where announcement of the groom's name causes all sorts of confusions. Sengodan is now against the Saravanan-Kavitha union since Saravanan's parents are of different castes. Things come to a dramatic conclusion when Sengodan realizes that Prasanth is indeed his own grandson, with a brief flashback relating the 'Nizhalgal' Ravi - Anju marriage split due to her illness. Film ends with Prashanth and Rambha marry each other.
- Prashanth as Saravanan
- Rambha as Kavitha
- Livingston as Aavudayappan (Armstrong)
- Rajan P. Dev as Sengodan
- Vivek as Sakthi
- Manivannan as Chidambaram
- Nizhalgal Ravi
- Radha Ravi as Chidambaram
It was reported that the actor Prashanth was badly hurt on his face, while he took part in a stunt scene. A sharp iron rod hit him on his face and he was hurt on his left cheek and immediately had three stitches on this wound from a local hospital. Further reports claimed that he was set to travel to London to partake in cosmetic surgery to avoid scarring. The issue was later reported to be exaggerated, with Prashanth citing that he a minor injury and that the media blew the incident out of proportion.
The critic from The Hindu wrote: "Fun-laden situations and humour course along at a brisk pace in Supergood Films’ “Poomagal Oorvalam”. Debutant director Mathuravan, who has written the story, dialogue and screenplay, structures his narration in an enjoyable way. For Prasanth, the hero, it is another proof of his calibre, be it pouring out emotions, without overdoing it, carrying with subtlety the lighter moments or dancing comfortably". The reviewer from Indolink wrote: "Watch it for the comedy, if not for anything else".
|Soundtrack album by Siva|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Siva. The soundtrack, released in 1999, features 6 tracks.
|1||'Malare Oru Varthai'||Hariharan, Chithra, Sujatha||05:02|
|2||'Vaada Nannbane'||Unni Krishnan||04:58|
|3||'Naan Thai Yenndru'||Chithra||05:33|
|4||'Antha Vaanukku'||Unni Krishnan||04:59|
|5||'Chinna Vennilave'||Hariharan, Harini||05:00|
|6||'Kannai Parikkira'||Unni Krishnan, Chithra, Arun Mozhi||05:05|
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 January 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2009.