Ulagam Sutrum Valiban
|Ulagam Sutrum Valiban|
|Tamil||உலகம் சுற்றும் வாலிபன்|
|Directed by||M. G. Ramachandran|
|Produced by||M. G. Ramachandran and R.M. Veerappan|
|Story by||R. M. Veerappan
S. K. T. Sami
|Starring||M. G. Ramachandran
Metta Roongrat (Thai actress)
S. A. Ashokan
R. S. Manohar
M. N. Nambiar
|Music by||M. S. Viswanathan|
|Edited by||M. Umanath|
|Distributed by||Emgeeyaar Pictures Ltd|
|11 May 1973|
Ulagam Sutrum Valiban (English: Globetrotting Youngster) is a 1973 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film directed by M. G. Ramachandran. The film stars him in the lead role, along with M. N. Nambiar, Manjula, Latha Sethupathi, Chandrakala, Thai actress Metta Roongrat, R.S. Manohar, S.A. Ashokan in lead roles while Nagesh plays a supporting role. It was one of Ramachandran's all-time blockbusters and completed a 217-day run at the box office.
Murugan (MGR) is an Indian scientist who has recently discovered how to store a part of the energy unleashed from lightning.He reports this in the Hong Kong scientists' conference. He subsequently announces that he wouldn't reveal his discovery since the world is at the brink of World War III and his research may be used for destructive purposes.
Scientist Bairavan (S.A. Asokan) claims Murugan is falsely claiming that his research is successful. Muruga thus conducts a demonstration and destroys the vital research notes which upsetting other scientists. Bairavan tries to negotiates with him to sell the research to a foreign country which Murugan refuses.
Murugan then departs with his girlfriend, Vimala (Manjula) for a world tour. He discloses to Vimala that he pretended like destroying the research notes and he has kept them in some safe place. He indeed had plans of using them further so that his research is used for productive purposes. Bairavan who has been following them overhears this. Bairavan plans to steal the research notes. While in Singapore, Bairavan shoots Murugan with a special gun (not killing him). Vimala faints on watching this.
Murugan who seemingly suffers a mental disorder is subsequently taken into Bairavan's custody.
Shortly, Vimala too is abducted by Bairavan, expecting the former to cure Murugan, so that he could get information on the whereabouts of the research documents.
- M. G. Ramachandran as Murugan, a scientist and Raju (alias Djaïraj), a CBCID officer and Murugan's younger brother
- M. G. Chakrapani as The narrator in the credits of opening, his name appears in the title as Production consultant.
- M. N. Nambiar (Guest-star) as The karateka, one of the Bairavan's henchman
- S. A. Asokan as Bairavan, a scientist and the villain of this movie
- R. S. Manohar as Lilly's brother
- Nagesh as Markandeyan, Sea View hotel bearer who later becomes Raju's friend
- V. Gopalakrishnan as The doctor and the gunsmith of Bairavan
- Thengai Srinivasan as The driver and one of the Bairavan's henchman
- Som Saï (Guest-star) as Som Saï, Metta's father
- Shiyam Soundher as One of the Bairavan's henchman
- Chandrakala as Rathna, Raju's lover and after his wife
- Manjula as Vimala, Murugan's lover
- Latha as Lily, Bairavan's secretary who later becomes Raju's girl friend and more...
- Metta Roongrat (เมตตา รุ่งรัตน์) (Guest-star) as Metta, Som Saï's daughter
The casting is established according to the original order of the credits of opening of the movie, except those not mentioned
Best movie (Sirandha Thiraipadam)
Best director (MGR) (Sirandha Iyakkunar)
Best producer (MGR), under his Emgiyaar Pictures Limited (Sirandha Thayaripalar)
By FilmFare Awards (FilmFare Virudhu)
The score and soundtrack are composed by M. S. Viswanathan.
2 songs, of which "Aval Oru Navarasa..." and "Nilavu Oru..." results from an unfinished movie of MGR entitled INAINTHA KAIKAL.
There are in ULAGAM SUTRUM VALIBAN several big instrumental pieces and very different themes in the orchestration.
Indeed, he was already on the soundtrack of another movie of MGR, in 1966, PARAKKUM PAAVAI with the title " Sugam Yethilae... " accompanied by the famous duet, T. M. Soundararajan-L. R. Eswari. He lent his voice to the actor J.P. Chandrababu.
The film celebrated silver jubilee in 5 screens (Devi Paradise - 182 days, Agasthiya - 176 days in Chennai, Madurai- Meenakshi 217 days, Trichy - Palace 203 days, Kovai - Raja 150 days and in Sri Lanka - Capital - 203 days -kottayam-200 days
ULAGAM SUTRUM VALIBAN is one of the many blockbuster hits of M. G. Ramachandran.
The all-time record of ULAGAM SUTRUM VALIBAN in 1973 remained till 1977 when MGR quit films.
|No.||Song||Singers||Lyrics||Length (m:ss)||Position in the movie|
|1||Aval Oru Navarasa||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Kannadasan||03:32||8th, MGR-Latha in the tank-fish|
|2||Bansaayee (ten thousand years)||T. M. Soundararajan, L. R. Eswari||Vaali||04:44||7th, MGR-Chandrakala in Japan|
|3||Lilly Malarukku||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Kannadasan||05:20||2nd, MGR-Manjula in the train|
|4||Nilavu Oru||T. M. Soundararajan||Vaali||04:22||4th, MGR-Manjula and S.A. Asokan|
|5||Oh My Darling (In the album)||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||Vaali||04:03||(Not in the movie, not held)|
|6||Pachchaikili||T. M. Soundararajan, P. Susheela||04:37||6th, MGR-Metta Roongrat in a park|
|7||Sirithu Vaazhavendum||T. M. Soundararajan, chorus||Pulamaipithan||04:29||3rd, MGR-Latha, Nagesh and the children in the Tiger Balm Garden|
|8||Thangath Thoniyile||K. J. Yesudas, P. Susheela||Vaali||03:24||5th, MGR-Chandrakala in a boat near The Kai Tak Airport|
|9||Ulagam Ulagam||T. M. Soundararajan, S. Janaki||Kannadasan||03:39||9th, MGR-Chandrakala in The Expo '70, Suita|
|10||Vetriyai Naalai||Seerkazhi Govindarajan||Pulavar Vedha||02:57||1st, The credits of opening of the movie with red flowers|
|11||Ninaikkum Pothu (In the album)||P. Susheela||Vaali||03:34||(Not in the movie, not held)|
|12||Chimasa² (Japanese song)||Female singer and male singer||Unknown||00:57||Ginza street by night|
|13||Sayonara² (Japanese song)||Male singer||Unknown||02:58||In search of professor Murugan, during The Expo '70|
|14||Instrumental piece||Chorus||No lyrics||04:46||On the first meeting of the beautiful dancer Rathna (Chandrakala)|
|15||Instrumental piece||Chorus||No lyrics||02:29||The track race of the long-tailed boats (Ruea Hang Yao), MGR-Chandrakala-Nagesh vs S. A. Asokan|
|16||Instrumental piece||Chorus||No lyrics||For the last fight, with the roller-skateboard against the men in sabres|
- Guy, Randor (30 April 2016). "Blast from the Past: Ulagam Sutrum Vaaliban (1973)". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
- USV industrial record
- USV poster
- USV first week record
- USV second week record
- USV twenty-fifth week record
- USV sixtieth week record
- "Ulagam Sutrum Valiban Songs". raaga. Retrieved 2014-06-07.