Raajjiyam

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Raajjiyam
Raajjiyam.jpg
Directed byManoj Kumar
Produced byManoj Kumar
Written byV. Prabhakar (dialogues)
Story byR. Meghanathan
StarringVijayakanth
Shamita Shetty
Priyanka Trivedi
Dileep
Manivannan
Vadivelu
Music byBharathwaj
CinematographyA.Kaarthik Raja
Edited byP. Mohanraj
Production
company
Guru films
Release date
12 April 2002
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Raajjiyam is a 2002 Tamil action film directed by Manoj Kumar starring Vijayakanth, Shamita Shetty, Priyanka Trivedi in lead roles. The film marked the debut of popular Malayalam actor Dileep in Tamil cinema. The film released on 12 April 2002 and was a disaster at the box office.[1] It was also dubbed in Telugu as Security Officer and in Hindi as Yeh Kaisi Hukumat.[2][3]

Synopsis[edit]

Karthikeyan (Vijayakanth) runs a Central Government-authorized Secret Service agency under the guise of an organization that helps people arriving in Chennai. He leads a happy life with his wife Pooja (Shamita Shetty), daughter, and younger brother Surya (Dileep), a mute. Surya falls in love with Anuradha (Priyanka Trivedi), a woman that Karthikeyan brings home from the railway station, but her past forces her to reject his romance. When the governor's (Murali) daughter-in-law dies, Karthikeyan finds out that it was a murder and arrests the governor's son (Anand). Though the Governor congratulates Karthikeyan and appoints him as his personal bodyguard, he is plotting his revenge on him.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The fight scene between Vijayakanth and Ponnamabalam was taken on a revolving bamboo, with the two men standing on either edge, the scene choreographed by Super Subbarayan. For the set, 20 lorries carrying bamboos were brought in, and set designer Shanmugham arranged them in order to make the place look like a bamboo fortress. It took twelve days to shoot the scene, and canning the shots was Kartikraja.[4] The film was produced at a cost of 7 crore.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Music was composed by Bharathwaj and lyrics were written by Snehan.[6]

  • Naan Unna — SPB, Pop Shalini
  • Thamizhan — Krishnaraj, SPB
  • Ore Oru — Unnikrishnan, Sujatha
  • Oru Aayiram — Bharathwaj, Reshmi
  • Namma Ooru — Sabesh
  • Annan Thambi — Bharathwaj
  • Uyir Theduthe — Bharathwaj

Critical reception[edit]

Rediff wrote:"Though the film created expectations as a political thriller with Vijaykanth spewing dialogues laden with political nuances, Raajjiyam is about brothers, laced with action sequences".[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rediff.com/movies/2002/apr/22tamil.htm
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx1tDLvMiZ4
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_rSgtziozw
  4. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". 2002-02-24. Archived from the original on 2002-02-24. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  5. ^ Rajiyam budget 7 crore Archived 22 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://7starmusiq.com/tamil_movie_songs_listen_download.asp?MovieId=3737
  7. ^ "rediff.com, Movies: The Rediff review — Raajjiyam". Rediff.com. 2002-04-29. Retrieved 2012-08-04.

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