|Directed by||Bandi saroj kumar|
|Produced by||D. Bhaskara Rao|
|Written by||Bandi saroj kumar|
|Music by||Rohit Kulkarni|
|Cinematography||Bandi saroj kumar|
|Edited by||Bandi saroj kumar|
|Distributed by||Mannan Films|
Porkkalam (Tamil: போர்க்களம்; English: Battlefield) is a 2010 Indian Tamil-language action film Directed, Edited & Cinematography by debutant Bandi Saroj Kumar. Starring Kishore of Polladhavan and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu fame, Tinnu Anand, who starred in Mani Ratnam's Nayagan and Bombay, comedy actor Sathyan and Smitha, a newcomer from Karnataka, in lead roles and seven artists as Villains, the film has musical score by Rohit Kulkarni. The film was released on 14 January 2010.
- Kishore as Karnan
- Tinnu Anand as Bhismaki
- Sathyan as Sathya
- Smitha as Sneha
- Lal as Aslam Bhai
- Sampath Raj as Dhronam Raju
- Biju Menon as Inspector Rangasamy
- Santhana Bharathi
- Ponvannan as Pasupathy
- Rajesh as Karnan's Father
- Atheesh as Obulage
- Joe Anthony
- Santhoshi as Karnan's Mother
The first schedule was shot in late 2008 in various places in Tamil Nadu including Dhanushkodi, Madurai, Tenkasi, Thiruchendur, Karaikudi and Rameswaram. Following this, the film's second schedule was shot from 13 October 2008 to 26 November 2008 in the parts of Chennai and Puducherry and in the Ramoji Film City, in Hyderabad, while in January 2009, the third and last schedule was shot in several places in Thailand. The film was also heavily publicized through the internet prior through release, on social networking sites.
The film opened in a few centres across Chennai, Tamil Nadu to an average opening. The film which grossed Rs. 5,70,286 in the opening weekend in Chennai and became a failure at the box-office. Baradwaj Rangan of The Hindu wrote,"In Porkalam, the first-time director Bandi Saroj Kumar (who’s barely in his mid-twenties, I hear) takes the visual-narrative to a wholly different level, in the sense that this is a film that might actually have worked without dialogue."
|Soundtrack album by Rohit Kulkarni|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Capital Film Works|
Film score and the soundtrack are composed by Rohit Kulkarni, despite early indications that Yuvan Shankar Raja would compose the music. The songs were released straight to the shelves, with the album containing several debutant singers.
|1.||"Aran Thiran"||KK (singer)|
|3.||"Porkkalam Theme"||Nisha, Candy, Mimosa|
|4.||"Unnale"||S. P. B. Charan|
|5.||"Yaaro Ivan Yaaro"||Karthik, Carolisa|
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