Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa

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Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa
Directed by Rama Narayanan
Produced by N. Radha
Written by Rama Narayanan
Starring
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography N. K. Viswanathan
Edited by Rajkeerthy
Production
company
Sri Thenandal Films
Release date
  • 4 December 1999 (1999-12-04)
Running time
120 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa is a 1999 Tamil comedy film directed by Rama Narayanan. The film features Prabhu, S. Ve. Shekher, Vadivelu, Roja, Urvashi and Kovai Sarala in lead roles. The film, produced by N. Radha, had musical score by S. A. Rajkumar and was released on 4 December 1999. The film was Rama Narayanan's 100th film and was a hit at the box office.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Thirupathi (Vadivelu), Ezhumalai (S. Ve. Shekher) and Venkatesa (Prabhu) are poor friends who tried to become rich. Nachiappan (Venniradai Moorthy), a bungalow watchman, has three daughters : Lalitha (Kovai Sarala), Padmini (Urvashi) and Ragini (Roja). When his owner left the bungalow on vacation, Nachiappan's daughters decide to live there. Then, Nachiappan rents his owner's top portion bungalow to Thirupathi, Ezhumalai and Venkatesa who lied about their job. The three men finally get married with the three women. The rest of the story is how the three men will manage their wives.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa
Soundtrack album by S. A. Rajkumar
Released 1999
Recorded 1999
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 33:17
Label Star Music
Producer S. A. Rajkumar

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer S. A. Rajkumar. The soundtrack, released in 1999, features 4 tracks with lyrics written by Vairamuthu, Pazhani Bharathi, Kalaikumar and Rama Narayanan.[4][5][6]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 'Aasai Aasai' P. Unni Krishnan Rama Narayanan 3:50
2 'Kadhalukku Thoothu Chollu' Sujatha Mohan, Supraja, P. M. Amruda Vairamuthu 4:13
3 'Nilavoda Thankatchi' Mano, Anuradha Sriram Kalaikumar 4:36
4 'Tirupathi Elumalai Venkatesa' Mano, S. N. Surendar, Vadivelu Pazhani Bharathi 4:20

Reception[edit]

The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics

Balaji Balasubramaniam of bbthots.com wrote, "Even though Prabhu and Roja get first billing in the credits, its Vadivelu and Sarala who have maximum screen time. Consequently, they figure in the funniest scenes of the movie. Their experience when Vadivelu goes to fill the role of an actor and Sarala fulfilling Vedivelu's mother's vows are the comic highlights of the movie. 'Venniradai' Moorthy has several funny lines and his delivery and timing are good too. S.V.Sekhar, rarely seen in movies, makes us laugh purely because of his dialogue delivery. Prabhu and Roja have the weakest portions of the movie, both with respect to comedy and his plan for correcting her. His scenes with Alphonso(with a song too) are boring and in the end, achieve nothing. Songs are uninteresting and their picturisation is unimaginative."[7]

Remakes[edit]

The film was remade in Telugu as Tirumala Tirupati Venkatesha directed by E. Sattibabu with Meka Srikanth, Ravi Teja, Brahmanandam, Maheswari while Roja and Kovai Sarala reprised their roles. The film was also remade in Kannada as Yaarige Beda Duddu with Shivaram, Abhijith and Tennis Krishna.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of thiruppadhi ezhumalai venkatesa". cinesouth.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa". entertainment.oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  3. ^ A. Swamy. "Prabhu: The comeback story". cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  4. ^ "Tirupathi Elumalai Venkatesa Songs". raaga.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Tirupathi Elimalai Venkatesa". hummaa.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  6. ^ "Download Tirupathi Elumalai Venkatesa by S.A. Rajkumar on Nokia Music". music.ovi.com. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  7. ^ Balaji Balasubramaniam. "Thirupathi Ezhumalai Venkatesa - Movie Review". bbthots.com. Retrieved 2014-06-10.