Senthamizh Selvan

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Sendhamizh Selvan
"Senthamizh Selvan, 1994".jpg
Directed byManoj Kumar
Produced byM. S. V. Murali
Written byManoj Kumar
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
StarringPrashanth
Madhoo
Sivaranjani
Sujatha
Vijayakumar
Mohan Natrajan
Chandrasekhar
Shanmugasundaram
Senthil
Charle
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Ilaiyaraaja
CinematographyLakshmi Balan
Edited byCedric Mani
Production
company
Shree Vijayalakshmi Movieland
Release date
12 August 1994
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Sendhamizh Selvan (transl. Pure Tamil rich man) is a 1994 Indian Tamil romantic drama film, written and directed by Manoj Kumar. The film stars Prashanth and Madhoo in the lead roles, while music was given by M. S. Viswanathan and Ilaiyaraaja as a team.[1][2] It was released to average reviews. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Gharana Premikudu.[3]

Plot[edit]

Vijay Bhoopathy (Vijayakumar) and Sundarapandian (Mohan Natrajan) have been friends. Bhoopathy is an atheist, while Sundarapandian is a temple priest. Bhoopathy's son Selvan (Prashanth) and Sundarapandian's daughter Vaidegi (played by Madhoo) fall in love with each other. Muthukalai (Chandrasekhar) is Vijayakumar's brother-in-law. His daughter Meenakshi (played by Sivaranjani) is also madly in love and vows to get married to 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 (Sujatha), 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 gets married to Madhoo forms the rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Senthamizh Selvan
Soundtrack album by
Released1994
Recorded1994
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelLahari Music
ProducerIlaiyaraaja
M. S. Viswanathan

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja and M. S. Viswanathan, with lyrics written by Vaali. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 7 tracks.

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 "Rathiri Pozhuthu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
2 "Thaikulame" K. S. Chithra
3 "Pattu Esa Pattu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
4 "Odunga Kalaikala" M. Vasu
5 "Kuyile Ilaman" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
6 "Machan Ennai" Swarnalatha
7 "Koodu Enge" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra

Reception[edit]

K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote it is another film "nothing much to make it memorable or outstanding" criticising number of songs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=sendhamizh%20chelvan
  2. ^ a b Vijiyin, K. (3 September 1994). "One song break too many leads to audience walk out". New Straits Times. p. 16.
  3. ^ http://www.aptalkies.com/movie.php?id=2427&title=Gharana%20Premikudu%20(1995)