Senthamizh Selvan

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Senthamizh Selvan
Directed byManoj Kumar
Written byManoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
Produced byM. S. V. Murali
CinematographyLakshmi Balan
Edited byCedric Mani
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Shree Vijayalakshmi Movieland
Release date
  • 12 August 1994 (1994-08-12)
Running time
140 minutes

Senthamizh Selvan (transl. Pure Tamil rich man) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language action drama film, written and directed by Manoj Kumar. The film stars Prashanth and Madhoo, while music was given by M. S. Viswanathan and Ilaiyaraaja as a team. It was released on 12 August 1994.[1][2]


Vijay Bhoopathy and Sundarapandian have been friends. Bhoopathy is an atheist, while Sundarapandian is a temple priest. Bhoopathy's son Selvan and Sundarapandian's daughter Vaidegi fall in love with each other. Muthukalai is Vijayakumar's brother-in-law. His daughter Meenakshi is also madly in love and vows to marry Selvan. Against their families' wishes, Prashanth and Madhoo elope. Ever since, the two families hate each other, later Bhoopathy is murdered in front of his wife Janaki, who becomes mentally sick of the shock. Selvan comes to the village, announces that he is the son of Bhoopathy and trying to treat his mentally affected mother. Sundarapandian tries to kill Selvan to claim the huge property left by Prashanth's father. How Selvan saves the mother, property and how he marries Madhoo forms the rest of the story.



The songs were composed by M. S. Viswanathan, while Orchestration and BGM were composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali.[3]

Song Singer(s)
"Rathiri Pozhuthu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
"Thaikulame" K. S. Chithra
"Pattu Esa Pattu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Odunga Kalaikala" M. Vasu
"Kuyile Ilaman" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Machan Ennai" Swarnalatha
"Koodu Enge" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra


K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times criticised the film for its abundance of songs, adding, "I have lost count of the numerous movies where one man reigns over a village using violence and there seems to be no law or order. Sadly, [Senthamizh Selvan] is another film in this genre, with nothing much to make it memorable or outstanding".[2] Thulasi of Kalki wrote except for cinematography and art direction, the film has nothing else to talk about.[4]


  1. ^ "Sendhamizh chelvan ( 1994 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 23 April 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Vijiyan, K. (3 September 1994). "One song break too many leads to audience walk out". New Straits Times. p. 16. Archived from the original on 13 May 2024. Retrieved 13 March 2019 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "Senthamizh Selvan". JioSaavn. 12 August 1994. Archived from the original on 15 October 2022. Retrieved 15 October 2022.
  4. ^ துளசி (11 September 1994). "செந்தமிழ் செல்வன்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 57. Archived from the original on 13 July 2023. Retrieved 13 July 2023.

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