Rajadhi Raja (2009 film)

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Rajadhi Raja
Directed by Sakthi Chidambaram
Produced by Radha Sakthi Chidambaram
Written by Sakthi Chidambaram
Starring Lawrence Raghavendra
Kamna Jethmalani
Mumtaj
Meenakshi
Snigdha Akolkar
Karunaas
Music by Songs
Karunas
Background Music
Paul Jacob
Cinematography Suresh Devan
Edited by V. Jai Shankar
Production
company
Cinema Paradise
Distributed by Cinema Paradise
Release date
  • 15 May 2009 (2009-05-15)
Country India
Language Tamil

Rajadhi Raja (English:King of Kings) is a Tamil language action film released in 2009. It stars Lawrence Raghavendra in the lead role actress Mumtaz

Plot[edit]

Raja (Raghava Lawrence), a native of Coutrallam, is a happy-go-lucky-youngster. Tragedy strike his life when his father loses his hand when a doctor in an inebriated condition operates on him. As expected his father is gagged by cops and lawyers. They assault him. In his death bed, his father gets a promise that he would make his three brothers into a cop, lawyer and doctor. Though Raja realises his mission, he falls for his own acts. The trio (who become doctor, policeman and a lawyer) gang up with a baddie Shyla (Mumtaj), a gangster, who rises to become a Minister. It is up to Raja to end their atrocities and teach them a lesson. In between, Raja comes across young women (Snigdha, Kamna Jethmalani and Meenakshi) and sings foot-tapping romantic duets with kamna a nurse whose dress changing and nudity is captured by his doctor brother and he helps her.Shyla dislikes Raja as he had attacked her earlier.Shyla had shared her bed earlier to many for her position now.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After Sandai, Sakthi Chidambaram announced his next project called Rajathi Raja title derived from Rajinikanth's 1989 film of same name.[1][2] Sakthi has acquired the rights of title from Pavalar creations, production company of music composer Ilayaraja which produced the original film.[3] The film was launched in July 2008 at AVM Studios.[4]

Snigdha Akolkar was chosen for a role after Kajal Aggarwal, Pooja, Sandhya,[5][6] Namitha and Lakshmi Rai all pulled out of the film. Actress Samiksha's role was removed, as the length of the film was getting too long.[7][8] Meenakshi of "Karuppasamy Kuthagaithaarar"[9] and Kamna of Idhaya Thirudan[10] were selected as another heroines while Mumtaj was selected to play negative role and also dubbed her voice for the first time making her comeback.[11]

Soundtrack[edit]

Initially Dhina was selected as composer but he was removed and got replaced by comedian Karunas who made his debut as music director in this film.[12] Paul Jacob, Sri Lankan composer who composed for films like Thalaimagan and Kizhakku Kadarkarai Saalai was another composer. The audio was released on 11 May 2009.

  • Kandha Kadambha Kathiresa
  • Elanthapazham (Remix)
  • Yaaro Oruthi
  • Kathirikaa
  • Aandipatti Arasampatti

Critical reception[edit]

Nowrunning wrote:"Rajaathi Raja is such a bad film that the sequence of events in the movie would fail to convince even a three-year-old child".[13] Behindwoods wrote:"Overall, Rajadhi Raja is a tale of gross underestimation of audiences’ tastes. There is a very fine line between being commercial and being crass. Unfortunately, Shakthi Chidambaram finds himself on the wrong side of the line this time".[14] Rediff wrote:"For sheer, mind-numbing crudity, there's no equal to Rajadhi Raja".[15] Sify wrote:"Sakthi Chidambaram’s Rajadhi Raja is the crudest masala movie seen in recent times".[16]

Controversies[edit]

Posters in newspapers carrying the quote "Nabigalna Mecca Rajanna Pucca" hurt the sentiments of Muslims. The association has demanded an apology from the film’s producer Shakthi Chidambaram.[17]

After the release, Shakti Chidambaram lashed out at actress Suhasini for giving bad reviews against his film.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajathi Raja Six heroines and six villains". IndiaGlitz. 27 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stargazing". The Hindu. 18 July 2008. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Two to tango for Rajadhi Raja". IndiaGlitz. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rajadhi Raja Movie Launch Gallery". Kollywood Today. 15 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kajal Agarwal in Rajadhi Raja". IndiaGlitz. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sandhya out of Rajadhi Raja". Kollywood Today. 5 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Samiksha out of Rajadhi Raja - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz. 15 December 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Samiksha - in and out". Behindwoods. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Is it Meenakshi all the way in Rajadhi Raja?". IndiaGlitz. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kamnas healthy desire". IndiaGlitz. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rajathi Raja and his Ranis". IndiaGlitz. 24 April 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  12. ^ http://109.200.31.20/frame.php?iframepath=newsdetails.php?newsid=616 Retrieved 22 February 2013.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Rajathi Raja Review". Now Running. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Rajadhi Raja - Movie Review". Behindwoods. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  15. ^ Pavithra Srinivasan (18 May 2009). "Rajadhi Raja is crude". Rediff.com. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rajadhi Raja". Sify. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Director faces religious association's wrath". Behindwoods. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Director to file legal suit against Suhasini!". Sify. 4 June 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  19. ^ "Shakthi Chidambaram lashes out Mani Rathnam's spouse". Kollywood Today. 3 June 2009. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 

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