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Directed by Selva
Produced by Rajam Balachandar
Written by Murthy Ramesh
Nagulan Ponnusamy (dialogues)
Screenplay by Selva
Story by Selva
Starring Karthik
Music by Bharathwaj
Cinematography Raghunath Reddy
Edited by Suresh Urs
Distributed by Kavithalayaa Productions
Release date
30 July 1999
Running time
Country India
Language Tamil
Budget Normal

Rojavanam (English: Beautiful Rose or "Rose Forest") is a 1999 Tamil romance film directed by Selva. The film stars Karthik, Laila and Malavika in the lead roles. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Bharadwaj. The film was declared an average film by critics.


Muthu (Karthik) is the favourite employee at Rojavanam, a home for the aged owned jointly by two friends (Ravikumar and "Nizhalgal" Ravi). Sindhu (Malavika) is a psychology student staying at the home. Muthu falls in love with Roja (Laila), the daughter of his boss but learns that the boss and his friend, had decided long ago that their children would be married and this has resulted in the friend's son growing up enamoured of Roja. Roja's father accepts Muthu as his son-in-law but his friend, angered at this, decides to bulldoze Rojavanam to the ground. But Rojavanam saved by muthu with marrying Roja and Siva. At the climax muthu being old and single will sit on the chair and remembering all the memories and smiled.



The team of the successful film Pooveli (1998) came together to make Rojavanam and chose Karthik to essay the lead role again. Initially the team approached Isha Koppikar to play the lead female role, but her unavailability led to the team casting newcomer Laila.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Balaji wrote:"honorable intention doesn't translate into more than average viewing".[2] Indolink called it "real bore".[3]


The soundtrack was composed by Bharadwaj collaborating with the Pooveli team for the second time.

  • I have fallen (Enna idhu) - Unnikrishnan, Anuradha Sriram
  • Unnai Partha Kangal - Hariharan
  • Maname maname - Srinivas
  • Maname maname - S. P. B
  • Adi aathadi - S. P. B


  1. ^ Minnoviyam Star Tracks
  2. ^ "Rojaavanam". Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. ^ Rojavanam: Movie Review