Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran

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Poonthotta Kavalkaran
Poonthotta kavalkaran.jpg
Directed bySenthilnathan
Produced byT. Siva
R. Sundar Raj
I. Rahumathulla
Tamil Fathima
Written byLiaquat Ali Khan
Screenplay byLiaquat Ali Khan
Story byA. S. Ibrahim Rowuthar
StarringVijayakanth
Raadhika
Anand
Vani Viswanath
Livingston
S. S. Chandran
M. N. Nambiar
Pandiyan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Production
company
Tamilannai Cine Creation
Release date
  • 10 June 1988 (1988-06-10)
Running time
139 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran (English: The guard of the flower garden) is a 1988 Tamil drama film directed by Senthilnathan, making his directorial debut. The film features Vijayakanth, Raadhika, Anand, Vani Viswanath and Livingston in lead roles. The film had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 10 June 1988. It was remade in Sinhala as Ran Hadawatha, starring Jeevan Kumaratunga, Ranjan Ramanayake, Nadeeka Gunasekara, Anoja Weerasinghe and it was also remade in Telugu as Dharma Teja, with Krishnam Raju.

Plot[edit]

Like a gardener with all his tenderness for his flowers, an old vigilante takes under his wing a young couple of runaway lovers. He lavishes on them love and safety. The father of the young woman who tries to eliminate the lover, is none other than the sworn enemy of the upholder of the law. It is because of him, that the woman of the hero lost their unique heir and cannot give birth any more from now on... Horrible memories surface and put the old upholder of the law on a war footing, for his ultimate confrontation...

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Senthilnathan, son of Jambulingam who directed Nam Naadu with M. G. Ramachandran and erstwhile assistant of S. A. Chandrasekhar and V. Azhagappan made his directorial debut with this film.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[2] Sindhiya Venmani song is set to srothaswini raaga and Adi Kaana Karunkuyile is set to HariKamboji raaga.

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "En Uyire Vaa" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra Gangai Amaran 04:31
2 "Adi Kaana Karunkuyile" K. J. Yesudas 05:35
3 "Kavalkara Kavalkara" Ilaiyaraaja 04:07
4 "Paadatha Themmangu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 05:32
5 "Paramal Paartha Nenjam" Mano, K. S. Chithra 04:26
6 "Sindhiya Venmani" K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela 04:22

Reception[edit]

The film was a huge success and was considered one of the masterpieces of Senthilnathan. It was also the best action oriented film during the decade. It also projected Vijayakanth as a versatile actor, who was known to play excellent roles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJyOQbncCjg
  2. ^ "Poonthotta Kaavalkaaran Songs". raaga. Retrieved 8 January 2013.

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