Raman Abdullah

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Raman Abdullah
Tamilராமன் அப்துல்லா
Directed byBalu Mahendra
Written byBalu Mahendra
StarringSivakumar
Karan
Vignesh
Eshwari Rao
Rudra
Prithviraj
Charle
Amarasigamani
Delhi Ganesh
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyBalu Mahendra
Edited byBalu Mahendra
Production
company
Anand Cine Arts
Release date
22 August 1997
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Raman Abdullah is a 1997 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Balu Mahendra, starring Sivakumar, Karan, Vignesh, Eshwari Rao, Rudra, Prithviraj, Charle, Amarasigamani and Delhi Ganesh.

Plot[edit]

Raman Abdullah has Karan and Vignesh as friends, one Musilm and the other a Hindu, their misadventures to save their face from a strict Haji, played by Sivakumar.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Director Balu Mahendra had offered a leading role to actor Vikram, who was unable to take up the offer as a result of schedule clashes with his work in Ullasam (1997).[1] The film's shoot became the epicentre of a dispute that arose between the Tamil Film Producers Council and Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI). It was reported that members of FEFSI had stopped the filming of Raman Abdullah as Mahendra was engaging outside cast members in the film.[2] This led FEFSI to go for an indefinite strike which affected to the delaying of several Tamil films.[3][4] During production, the makers had to change the name of the film from Abdul Raaman to Raman Abdullah following protests from the Muslim community.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Maestro Ilaiyaraaja.[6][7]

Reception[edit]

The film was a commercial failure.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Man of Steel". Caravan. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. ^ Baskaran, Sundararaj Theodore (2009). History through the lens: perspectives on South Indian cinema. Orient Blackswan. p. 114. ISBN 978-81-250-3520-6.
  3. ^ Kindem, Gorham Anders (2000). The International Movie Industry. SIU Press. p. 50. ISBN 978-0-8093-2299-2.
  4. ^ "Madras film strike: Producers demand their pound of flesh". Rediff.com. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  5. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130424003725/http://www.indolink.com/tamil/cinema/Specials/97/Oct/a-z/atoz-5.htm
  6. ^ https://gaana.com/album/raman-abdullah-tamil-1997
  7. ^ https://www.jiosaavn.com/album/raman-abdullah/Yi,xwFKZWAc_
  8. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Balu-Mahendra-who-made-his-visuals-speak-dies-at-74/articleshow/30363139.cms

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