Senthamizh Selvan

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Senthamizh Selvan
Senthamizh Selvan.jpg
DVD cover
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
Running time
140 minutes

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.[1][2] It was released to average reviews.


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.



The film score and the soundtrack were composed by M. S. Viswanathan and Ilaiyaraaja, 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


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] Indolink wrote "Manoj Kumar fails in all three departments -Screenplay, dialogues and direction. Skip it!".[3]


  1. ^ "டோடோவின் ரஃப் நோட்டு — Tamil Kavithai -- தமிழ் கவிதைகள் - நூற்று கணக்கில்!".
  2. ^ a b Vijiyin, K. (3 September 1994). "One song break too many leads to audience walk out". New Straits Times. p. 16.
  3. ^ "Sentamizh Selvan". Indolink. Archived from the original on 7 June 1997. Retrieved 12 January 2022.

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