Raja Kaiya Vacha

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Raja Kaiya Vacha
Raja Kaiya Vacha poster.jpg
Poster
Directed bySuresh Krissna
Written bySuresh Krissna
Ananthu (dialogues)
Produced byV. Mohan
V. Natarajan
Starring
CinematographyP. S. Prakash
Edited byRaghu
Baabu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Ananthi Films
Release date
  • 7 December 1990 (1990-12-07)
Running time
145 min
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Raja Kaiya Vacha (transl. If Raja Lays Hands) is a 1990 Indian Tamil-language comedy film, directed by Suresh Krissna. The film stars Prabhu, Revathi and Gouthami with Nassar, Sarath Kumar, Nagesh, Janagaraj, Anandaraj, and Poornam Viswanathan in supporting roles. The film was produced by V. Mohan and V. Natarajan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 7 December 1990.

Plot[edit]

Raja (Prabhu) is a thief who falls in love with Vijaya (Gouthami). First, she thinks that he was a police officer and asks him to find lost belongings. However, Raja steals to fulfill her wishes. One day, the police arrests Raja in front of Vijaya. Raja is sent to jail but is welcome like a king in jail. Vijaya leaves the town with her father (Nagesh). When Raja is released, he decides to find Vijaya.

Meanwhile, Johnny (Nassar), a worker union leader, often strikes and works with a competitor company manager named Vaidyaraj (Sarath Kumar). Many general manager of the company resigned, so Raja tries to get the job to see Vijaya, who also works there. The company chairman (Poornam Vishwanathan) engages Raja, who in turn engages his friend Japan (Anandaraj) as a company security officer. Divya (Revathi), the company chairman's granddaughter and a polio patient, falls in love with Raja. The strikes and workers problem within the company begins to disappear, and Vaidaraj gets furious.

Vijaya begins to understand Raja's heart. Divya's grandfather proposes to Raja to marry her, but Raja says that he is in love with Vijaya. Johnny and Vaidaraj plan to kill Raja, so they put a bomb in the factory. Vaidyaraj reveals that he is the brother of the company chairman. He and Johnny eventually get killed. Finally, Raja saves the factory and marries Vijaya.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Raja Kaiya Vacha
Soundtrack album by
Released1990
Recorded1990
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length24:07
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1990, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali, Pulamaipithan, Kanmani Subbu and Piraisoodan.[2] The song "Mazhai Varudhu" is based on Bhagasri raga.[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Kadhaluku Raja" Mano, S. Janaki Piraisoodan 5:05
2 "Kanneer Thuli" K. J. Yesudas Vaali 4:31
3 "Mazhai Varuthu" K. S. Chitra, K. J. Yesudas Pulamaipithan 4:48
4 "Maruthaani Araicheney" Ilaiyaraaja, Mano, S. Janaki Kanmani Subbu 5:11
5 "Unn Kanakku Thaan" Mano Vaali 4:32

Reception[edit]

N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express wrote, "The film has a classy look, but in the quest for comedy, director Suresh Krishna seems to have taken the story line rather too lightly".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1990-ல் பிரபு படத்தில் நடித்துள்ள இந்திய கிரிக்கெட் வீரர் - அட யாருன்னு தெரியுதா ?". Tamil Behind Talkies. 7 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Raja Kaiya Vacha (1990) Tamil Super Hit Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilaiyaraaja". Disco Music Center. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ Mani, Charulatha (16 March 2012). "A Raga's Journey – Bewitching Bhagesri". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  4. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (14 December 1990). "Raja Kaiyya Vachaa". The Indian Express. p. 5.

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