Rajaraja Cholan

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Rajaraja Cholan
Raja raja sozhan.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by A. P. Nagarajan
Produced by G. Umapathy
Written by Aru. Ramanthan
Screenplay by A. P. Nagarajan
Aru. Ramanthan
Starring
Music by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Cinematography W. R. Subba Rao
Edited by T. Vijayarangam
Production
company
Anand Movies
Distributed by Anand Movies
Release date
31 March 1973
Running time
2 hr 54 min
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget 1.2 crore

Rajaraja Cholan is a 1973 Tamil film about the life of the Chola king Rajaraja Chola. The film has Sivaji Ganesan playing the title role. This high-budget production was the first CinemaScope film to be released in Tamil.Famous violin artist Kunnakudi Vaidhyanathan composer of music for the movie.[1] Sivaji Ganesan's portrayal as Rajaraja Chola was critically acclaimed.[2]

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Soundtrack[edit]

Rajaraja Cholan
Soundtrack album to RajaRaja Cholan by Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan
Released 1973 (1973)
Genre Film soundtrack
Language Tamil
Producer Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan

The soundtrack album was composed by Violinist Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan. The lyrics were written by Tirunavukkarasar, Kannadasan, K. D Santhanam, Poovai Senguttuvan and 'Ulunthurpettai' Shanmugham.

Track list

No. Title Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Thendraloodu" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan T. R. Mahalingam with Sivaji Ganesan  
2. "Thanjai Periya" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan T. R. Mahalingam, Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. Varalakshmi  
3. "Mayakkum Mannan" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan L. R. Easwari  
4. "Nadanai Kandeanadi" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan P. Susheela, B. Radha  
5. "Mathennai Padaithaan" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan T. M. Soundararajan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, L. R. Easwari  
6. "Yedu Thanthaanadi" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Seerkazhi Govindarajan, S. Varalakshmi  
7. "Kaththu Thirakadal" Poovai Senguttuvan A. P. Nagarajan  
8. "Unkaiyil En Pillai" Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan Seerkazhi Govindarajan  

Reception[edit]

The Hindu said, "A great deal of thought and effort has gone into Anand Movies' "Raja Raja Chozhan" in cinemascope produced by G. Umapathy and directed by A. P. Nagarajan. The grandeur, majesty and the culture and prosperity of the golden era of "Raja Raja Chozhan" have been captured faithfully including the building of the Thanjavur temple." The Indian Express said, "The film is lavishly mounted. Muthuraman and Lakshmi impress and Kumari Padmini has given a good account of herself." The Mail said, "As befitting the distinction, it is lavishly mounted, carefully produced and studded with stars. Producer G. Umapathy merits a pat on the back for steering so huge a project safely home."[3]

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