Ullasa Paravaigal

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Ullasa Paravaigal
Ullasa Paravaigal.jpg
Promotional Poster in Tamil (original version)
Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Produced byS. P. Thamizharasi
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Starring
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyAshok Kumar
Edited byN. M. Victor
Production
company
S. P. T. Films
Distributed byS. P. T. Films
Release date
  • 7 March 1980 (1980-03-07)
Running time
126 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Ullasa Paravaigal (lit. 'Carefree birds') is a 1980 Tamil-language Indian romantic film directed by C. V. Rajendran, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role. The movie has evergreen songs that are murmured even today. The movie was a hit at the box office. This film has been dubbed into Hindi as Do Dil Deewane. Later in 1981, C. V. Rajendran remade the film in Telugu-language as Prema Pichchi, It was a partial remake of Ullasa Paravaigal. A few scenes were remade in Telugu with Telugu actors like Mohan Babu and the rest of the movie was dubbed.

Summary[edit]

Ravi is in denial about his mental health as a result of the death of his rural love interest (Ravi develops a fear to fire as his lover dies by house-burning plotted by a man). His father and friend Raju played by Suruli Rajan hatch a plan to take him overseas to get him treatment for his illness. He meets his childhood friend Nirmala (played by Rati Agnihotri). With the help of Nirmala and Raju, Ravi gets better.

The second half of the film deals with how Ravi's uncle tries to kill him to get his hands on his fortune and how Ravi overcomes his uncle. The film is famous for its songs, some of which are considered Ilaiyaraaja's masterpieces, including "Deiveega Raagam", "Azhagu Aayiram" and "Germaniyin Senthen Malare".

Rati Agnihotri played the heroine's role. Major Sundarrajan played the role of Kamal Haasan's[1] father.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Ullasa Paravaigal was shot extensively in Europe and the United States.[2][3]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ullasa Paravaigal
Soundtrack album by
Ilaiyaraaja
Released1980
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length27:02
LanguageTamil
LabelEcho
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

All lyrics are written by Panju Arunachalam; all music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja[4].

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Azhagiya Malargalin"Panju ArunachalamS. Janaki3:37
2."Azhagu Aayiram"Panju ArunachalamS. Janaki4:23
3."Dheiveega Raagam"Panju ArunachalamJency, Vani Jairam4:32
4."Engengum Kandenamma"Panju ArunachalamMalaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:22
5."Germaniyin Senthen Malare"Panju ArunachalamS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:39
6."Naan Undan Thaayaaga"Panju ArunachalamS. Janaki4:29
Total length:27:02

All lyrics are written by Rajashri.

Telugu Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Andamannadi"RajashriJikki 
2."Germany Ke Andam"RajashriS. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
3."O Mouna Raagam"RajashriJikki 
4."Prema Pichi – Theme 1"   
5."Prema Pichi – Theme 2"   
6."Ullasa Paravaigal – Theme 3"   

All lyrics are written by Prem Dhawan; all music is composed by Ilaiyaraaja.

Hindi Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Kitne Rangeen Hai"Prem DhawanS. Janaki03:47
2."Yeh Jahan Tum"Prem DhawanS. Janaki04:23
3."Hai Pyar Ka Sangam"Prem DhawanS. Janaki & Chorus04:28
4."Dilbar Aa"Prem DhawanS.P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki05:24
5."Aaj Khoye Se Ho Kyon Tum"Prem DhawanS. Janaki04:24

Reception[edit]

Tribune commented,"Even the [Kamal Haasan] magic could not sustain this ambitiously produced film, directed by C. V. Rajendran for long as the story slipped more into a travelogue that circled the high, the bright and the night spots of Paris with its suburbs."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cinesouth.com/cgi-bin/filmography/newfilmdb.cgi?name=ullasap%20paravaigal
  2. ^ "The thrill of the hunt". The Hindu. 25 August 2006. Archived from the original on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  3. ^ "ஒரு பேனாவின் பயணம்". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 11 December 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Ullasa Paravaigal Songs". raaga. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. ^ Tribune, Volume 26, Issues 17-28

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