Rettai Vaal Kuruvi

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Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
Rettai Vaal Kuruvi poster.jpg
Poster
Directed byBalu Mahendra
Produced byAbdul Kader
Screenplay byBalu Mahendra
Story byGauri
StarringMohan
Raadhika
Archana
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyBalu Mahendra
Edited byBalu Mahendra
Production
company
Saagar Combines
Release date
  • 27 February 1987 (1987-02-27)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (lit. 'Two-tailed Sparrow')[a] is a 1987 Indian Tamil language romantic comedy film, starring Mohan, Raadhika and Archana. It is based on the 1984 American film Micki & Maude.[2]

Plot[edit]

The story sets back to the vintage Madras Presidency. Gopi works in the National TV Station under his handler, a confidant and good friend Margabandhu.

Though Gopi has already been married to Thulasi, his rightful daughter of his aunt, Gopi finds love in Radha who is a reputed singer.

Gopi swaps between the two consorts and the film sets in a mood of hilarious, romantic journey. This goes on until it ends up in admitting both of the wives at a same hospital due to different reasons. He manages to cover up his secret love to be know from each other which fails in the end.

Finally, the film ends on a happy note sharing the lives between the trio and two beautiful little kids.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[6] The song "Kannan Vanthu" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Natabhairavi.[7] while "Raja Raja Chozhan" is set in Keeravani.[8][9] This song involves a "switch from 12/8 to shuffle".[10]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Kannan Vanthu" S. Janaki Na. Kamarasan 04:11
2 "Raja Raja Chozhan" K. J. Yesudas Mu Metha 04:55
3 "Suthanthiratha Vaangi Puttom" P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra, Saibaba Gangai Amaran 05:42
4 "Thathedutha Muthu Pillai" P. Susheela, K. S. Chithra 04:36

Release and reception[edit]

Rettai Vaal Kuruvi was released on 27 February 1987.[11] N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express said, "Mohan, Archana and Radhika carry themselves with ease. Balu's photography, as usual, is marked by chiaroscuro, play of light and shade."[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ While "Rettai Vaal Kuruvi" correctly translates to "two-tailed sparrow", it is also a sly reference to Mohan's two-timing character.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Srinivasan, Sudhir (17 January 2015). "Going wild over titles". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 2 July 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ Rajendran, Sowmya (24 February 2014). "Balu Mahendra, master of complex relationships". Sify. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  3. ^ Rajendran, Sowmya (11 April 2017). "From 'Sakalakala Vallavan' to 'Kaatru Veliyidai': Tracing Kollywood's portrayal of abusive love". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 12 June 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ கணேஷ், எஸ். (27 November 2016). "ஓல்டு இஸ் கோல்டு: ரெண்டு பொண்டாட்டிக்காரன் கதை!" [Old is Gold: The story of a man with two wives!]. Dinamalar (in Tamil). Nellai. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2020.
  5. ^ Vasudevan, K. V. (26 November 2016). "A filmy reunion". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 23 June 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Rettai Vaal Kuruvi (1987)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  7. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 137.
  8. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 156.
  9. ^ Saravanan, T. (20 September 2013). "Ragas hit a high". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  10. ^ Rangan, Bharadwaj (28 June 2009). "The beat is on". The New Indian Express. Archived from the original on 27 June 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  11. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (29 April 2020). "'உன்னை ஆடியன்ஸ் திட்டப்போறாங்க பாரு' ; நடிகர் மோகனிடம் சொன்ன பாலுமகேந்திரா!". Hindu Tamil Thisai. Archived from the original on 24 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  12. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (6 March 1987). "Bigamist's woes". The Indian Express. p. 14.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Pichhamal Chintamani.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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