Rajakumaran (film)

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Rajakumaran
Rajakumaran Prabhu.jpg
Film poster
Directed byR. V. Udayakumar
Produced byPrabhu
Written byGokula Krishnan (dialogues)
Screenplay byR. V. Udayakumar
Story bySujatha Udhayakumar
StarringPrabhu
Meena
Nadhiya
Nassar
Vijayakumar
Sujatha
Koundamani
Senthil
Vadivelu
Captain Raju
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAbdul Rahman
Edited byB. S. Nagaraj
N. Kapilan
Production
company
Release date
14 January 1994
Running time
145 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Rajakumaran (English: Prince) is a 1994 Tamil language drama film directed by R. V. Udayakumar. The film features Prabhu, Meena and Nadhiya in lead roles. The film was released on 14 January 1994 coinciding with Thai Pongal.[1] The film was Prabhu's 100th film and was produced by Sivaji Productions.[2][3] It was dubbed in Telugu as Hello Bava.[4]

Plot[edit]

Rajakumaran (Prabhu) is the son of the village chief (Vijayakumar). Yuvaraj (Nassar) hates Rajakumaran and his village. Selvi (Meena) and Vaidehi (Nadhiya) are in love with their cousin Rajakumaran but he chooses Vaidehi. Selvi decides to sacrifice her love due to which her father Selvaraj (Captain Raju) refuses to give his property to village people as promised. To give away the property, his only request is that Rajakumaran get married to Selvi. Selvi convinces Rajakumaran to lie, he lies to her father and he gets the property. Later, Vaidehi commits suicide and Rajakumaran reveals his lie. One day, some goons decide to put a bomb and Rajakumaran saves the village. The village thinks that the culprit was Thangaraj (Thyagu) because he wanted to take revenge against Rajakumaran for his lie. Angry, Thangaraj insults Rajakumaran's father in public and Rajakumaran's father dies. Yuvaraj asks Selvaraj and Thangaraj permission to marry Selvi, and they accept. The village is against the marriage. A man (R. V. Udayakumar) comes and says that a deaf-mute girl, who learnt to read and to write, was the witness to Vaidehi's murder by Yuvaraj. On the day of the marriage, Yuvaraj cancels the marriage and decides to humiliate Selvi. Rajakumaran saves her and decides to marry her.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Rajakumaran
Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja
Released1994
Recorded1993
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length33:36
LabelPyramid
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 7 tracks with lyrics written by, the director himself, R. V. Udayakumar. The song 'Ennavendru Solvathamma' was inspired from the M.S.Viswanathan's song 'Athai Madi Methaiyadi' from the film Karpagam, Ilayaraja himself has told this in the T.V interview.[5][6] All songs are blockbusters.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Aadi Varattum' S. P. Balasubramaniam, K. S. Chithra 5:16
2 'Chinna Chinna Sol Eduthu' K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki 5:08
3 'Ennavendru Solvathamma' S. P. Balasubramaniam 5:04
4 'Kaatule Kambakaatule' S. P. Balasubramaniam, S. Janaki 5:01
5 'Pottu Vachathu Yaaru' S. P. Balasubramaniam 4:01
6 'Rajakumara Rajakumara' Mano, Sunandha 4:25
7 'Sithagathi Pookale' S. P. Balasubramaniam, K. S. Chithra 4:41

Reception[edit]

The Indian Express wrote "Udayakumar seems to have exhausted his stock of ideas. ..Rajakumaran is nothing but a rehash of his earlier film Ejamaaan".[7] Though its soundtrack was a huge success, the film failed to click at the box office.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19940114&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  2. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Raja Kumaran". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Filmography of raja kumaran". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smoQhPp4bik
  5. ^ "Rajakumaran Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2011-11-25.
  6. ^ "Find Tamil movie Raja Kumaran". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  7. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=P9oYG7HA76QC&dat=19940121&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
  8. ^ N. Kesavan (14 May 2016). "100th film jinx grips the mighty sans 'Captain'". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 November 2016.