Sivappathigaram

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Sivappathigaram
Sivappathigaram.jpg
Directed byKaru Pazhaniappan
Produced byM. R. Mohan Ratha
B. S. Radhakrishnan
Written byKaru Pazhaniappan
StarringVishal
Mamta Mohandas
Raghuvaran
Upendra Limaye
Manivannan
Rajan P. Dev
Ganja Karuppu
Music byVidyasagar
CinematographyGopinath
Edited bySuresh Urs
Production
company
Screen Play Entertainment Ptd. Ltd.
Distributed byScreen Play Entertainment Ptd. Ltd.
Release date
24 November 2006
Running time
133 minutes
LanguageTamil
Budget7 crore
Box office8 crore

Sivappathigaram is a 2006 Tamil romantic political thriller film written and directed by Karu Pazhaniappan. The film stars Vishal, Mamta Mohandas, Manivannan, Rajan P. Dev, Upendra Limaye, Ganja Karuppu and Raghuvaran. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by Vidyasagar. Mamta Mohandas made her debut in Tamil with this film. Later on, the film was also dubbed and released in Hindi under the title Aaj Ka Naya Kamina.

Plot[edit]

Professor Elango (Raghuvaran) comes to his native village near Theni with his college-going daughter Charulatha (Mamta Mohandas). He has taken voluntary retirement from his college service and has come to live in his ancestral house. He plans to do research on folk songs and release a collection as a book. His student Sathyamoorthy (Vishal) assists him in this venture. Charu falls for Sathya, on keenly observing his intellect, humaneness, and social awareness.

Meanwhile, elections are announced to the State Legislature, and the parties start finalizing the candidates for the constituencies. When the candidates start filing nominations, dreadful things happen. Some candidates from both major parties are murdered, and all the candidates get jittery. A lot of candidates withdraw from the fray fearing death. The parties are in a fix on what to do. The police are on the trace out for the killer. The Election Commission postpones the elections.

When the police tightens their noose and ties loose ends, the killer is traced. The trail leads to Sathya, and it is found that he is aided in this bloodshed by Elango. The police arrest Elango. At the same time, Charu reveals her mind to Sathya during their travel to Hyderabad. Sathya reveals his undercover deeds. He also tells her about the bitter and gory events which forced him and Elango to resort to this task of cleansing the society of the current breed of dangerous, inhuman and selfish politicians.

Sathya escapes from the police's net and makes another attempt at the minister. Whether he succeeds in his attempts and wasable to send out the message correctly to the people forms the final pulsating moments. The final moments have been shot well in the Annual Azhagar festival in Madurai.

Cast[edit]

Actor Role
Vishal Sathyamoorthy
Mamta Mohandas Charulatha
Manivannan Sathyamoorthy's father
Raghuvaran Professor Elango
Upendra Limaye Inspector
Ganja Karuppu Vellai
Rajan P. Dev Idhaya Perumal
Sabarish Sathyamoorthy's friend
Shanmugarajan

Soundtrack[edit]

Sivappathigaram
Soundtrack album by
Released14 November 2006
RecordedVarsha Vallaki Studios
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelSaregama
ProducerVidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Em Magan
(2006)
Sivappathigaram
(2006)
Poi
(2006)

The soundtracks and background music has been composed by Vidyasagar.[1]

No. Song Title Singers Lyrics
1 Atrai Thingal Madhu Balakrishnan, Sujatha Yugabharathi
2 Chithhiraiyil Enna Swarnalatha, Karthik, Maalaiamma Yugabharathi
3 Adi Chandira Sooriya Mahalingam, K.A. Gunasekharan Yugabharathi
4 Kalloori Salaikkul Karthik, Sunitha Sarathy, Jack Smelly
5 Maari Magamaayi Chinna Ponnu
6 Kolaivalinaai Rahul Nambiar, Kathir
7 Mannarkudi Kalakalakka Manicka Vinayakam, Rajalakshmi Pa. Vijay
8 Poranthiruchi Kalam T. K. Kala, Saindhavi, Jayamoorthy

Critical reception[edit]

Rediff.com rated the film 4.25/5, calling it as "super film".[2] Nowrunning.com rated the film 3.5/5, writing "The movie is above average and a little more care on the narration style, the screenplay and the characterizations could have definitely made it a big blockbuster." [3]

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