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Sagaa poster.jpg
Directed byMurugesh
Produced byR.Selvakumar Ramprasath
Written byMurugesh
Music byShabir
CinematographyNiran Chander
Edited byHariharan
Selly Cinemas
Release date
  • 1 February 2019 (2019-02-01)
Running time
122 minutes

Sagaa (transl. Comrade) is a 2019 Tamil language crime film directed by Murugesh. It was produced by R. Selvakumar and Ramprasath. The film stars Saran, Kishore and Sree Raam in the lead roles, while Ayra, Neeraja, Pandi, and Prithvi Rajan play supporting roles. Music director Shabir composed the songs and background music.[1] The film released on 1 February 2019.


The movie is set in the dark areas of a bustling metro. Orphans Sathya (Saran) and Kathir (Pandi) are raised by a local transgender woman. They are orphaned again when she is killed by her brother over a property dispute. Sathya and Kathir avenge her death, landing them in jail.

While in jail, Kathir is killed by a rowdy named Ganga (Prithvi Rajan). Sathya vows to kill Ganga. He befriends inmates Shiva (Kishore) and Jacky (Sree Raam) and escapes with them, but Jacky gets caught. After that, Shiva and Sathya separate. The warden learns of their escape. He catches Shiva and pushes him to reveal Sathya's whereabouts. Shiva leads him to a house where Sathya is hiding, but is shocked to find his sweetheart Pooja (Neeraja) instead. He is killed by the warden for showing the wrong place.

Meanwhile Sathya gets on a bus. One of the warden's henchmen arrives to kill him. He falls in love with Aarohi (Ayra), a young girl who saves him from the henchman. Later, he is seen fighting with Ganga, but Ganga is killed by Jacky. Jacky reveals that his sister Jeni (Gayathri Krishna) was raped and killed by Ganga, and he sought revenge. Sathya beats up Ganga. The movie ends with Sathya telling Aarohi that he will come back for her one day.


  • Saran as Sathya
  • Kishore as Shiva
  • Ayra as Aarohi, Sathya's love interest
  • Neeraja as Pooja, Shiva's love interest
  • Sree Raam as Jacky
  • Pandi as Kathir
  • Prithvi Rajan as Ganga
  • Thennavan as Rajendran, a jail warden
  • Boxer Dheena as Jail Warden
  • Ambani Shankar as Cnvict
  • Gayathri Krishna as Jeni, Jacky's sister
  • Ravi Venkatraman as Anbumani IPS
  • Vinod Sagar as Jail Warden
  • Kannan
  • Harish
  • Subash
  • Baby Savi
  • Master Vikash
  • Master Bubesh


Sagaa is SellyCinemas' debut film venture. Pre-production commenced in January 2015. Principal photography began in EVP film city in Chennai. The film's jail sets were constructed and erected by SellyCinemas. The filming progressed at the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry and concluded in Karnataka and Andhra Pradhesh. The film released on 1 February 2019.[2]


Shabir signed on to the project in early 2015.[3][4] The album consists of 7 songs. Shabir had reportedly collaborated with a European orchestra to produce one of the pieces. The album features Malaysian and international Tamil rap pioneer Dr Burn, South East Asian metal band Rudra, singer and actress Andrea Jeremiah, playback singer Naresh Iyer, and gospel singer Alphonse.[5] The soundtrack was produced in four countries including Singapore, Hungary, Malaysia and India. The initial single "Sevulu Kizhiyum" was released on 9 May 2016.[6] The music video featuring Shabir and the cast was released on YouTube by Think Music India.[7] The hit single "Yaayum" took its lyric from classical Tamil poetic work Kuṟuntokai from Sagaa achieved millions of views on YouTube. The album received rave reviews with IndiaGLitz calling it "Strikingly Impressive".[8][9]

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Shabir chronology
Neeya 2
Tamil (Original)
1."Yaayum"ShabirNaresh Iyer, Rita4:49
2."Vithiye"ShabirShabir, Janani Rajan3:06
3."Aathadi"ShabirShabir, Rita3:42
4."Nenji Kizhinji Pochu"ShabirHariharasudhan, Shabir, Sathyaprakash4:13
5."Sevulu Kizhiyum"ShabirShabir ft Dr Burn, Rudra2:31
7."Semma Piece"ShabirAndrea Jeremiah, Shabir3:19
Total length:25:07


  1. ^ RajKumar (10 November 2018). "Sagaa Tamil Movie (2018) - Cast - Songs - Teaser - Trailer - Release Date".
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ hermes (3 August 2016). "Shabir tempa nama di Kollywood, Berita Gah! -". BeritaHarian.
  4. ^ "Singapore musician comes to Kollywood". 22 May 2016 – via
  5. ^ "Could the next A R Rahman come from Singapore?". TODAYonline.
  6. ^ Christall, Sneha Mary (27 May 2016). "Kollywood calling" – via
  7. ^ "Lampadine".
  8. ^ "Sagaa Music review songs lyrics".
  9. ^ "Singapore musician debuts as composer in Kollywood - Times of India". The Times of India.

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