|Directed by||Manoj Kumar|
|Produced by||M. S. V. Murali|
|Written by||Manoj Kumar|
Sivaram Gandhi (dialogues)
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||Cedric Mani|
Shree Vijayalakshmi Movieland
|12 August 1994|
Senthamizh Selvan (transl. Pure Tamil rich man) is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language romantic 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 to average reviews. The film was dubbed into Telugu as Gharana Premikudu.
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 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 (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 marries Madhoo forms the rest of the story.
- Prashanth as Selvan
- Madhoo as Vaidegi
- Sivaranjani as Meenakshi
- Sujatha as Janaki
- Vijayakumar as Zamindar Vijay Bhoopathy
- Mohan Natrajan as Sundarapandian
- Chandrasekhar as Muthukalai
- Shanmugasundaram as Shanmugasundaram
- Senthil as Vellaichamy
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
M. S. Viswanathan
|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|
|7||"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". Indolink wrote "Manoj Kumar fails in all three departments -Screenplay, dialogues and direction. Skip it!".
- Vijiyin, K. (3 September 1994). "One song break too many leads to audience walk out". New Straits Times. p. 16.