Ullasa Paravaigal

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Ullasa Paravaigal
Ullasa Paravaigal.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed byC. V. Rajendran
Produced byS. P. Thamizharasi
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
StarringKamal Haasan
Rati Agnihotri
Deepa
Major Sundararajan
Suruli Rajan
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 Tamil language film 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 Telugu as Prema Pichi and in Hindi as Do Dil Deewane.

Plot[edit]

Ravi is in denial about his mental health as a result of the death of his girlfriend. 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 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 Sundarajan 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]

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

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Azhagiya Malargalin"S. Janaki3:37
2."Azhagu Aayiram"S. Janaki4:23
3."Dheiveega Raagam"Jency, Vani Jairam4:32
4."Engengum Kandenamma"Malaysia Vasudevan, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam4:22
5."Germaniyin Senthen Malare"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki5:39
6."Naan Undan Thaayaaga"S. Janaki4:29
Hindi dubbed songs
Song Singer(s)
"Aaj Khoye Se Ho Kyon Yun" (Naan Undan Thaayaaga) S. Janaki
"Dilbar Aa" (Germaniyin Senthen Malare) S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
"Hai Pyar Ka Sangam" (Dheiveega Raagam) S. Janaki
"Kitne Rangeen Hain" (Azhagiya Malargalin) S. Janaki
"Yeh Jahan Tum" (Azhagu Aayiram) S. Janaki

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. ^ http://www.dinamalarnellai.com/web/news/40148/%E0%AE%92%E0%AE%B0%E0%AF%81-%E0%AE%AA%E0%AF%87%E0%AE%A9%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%B5%E0%AE%BF%E0%AE%A9%E0%AF%8D-%E0%AE%AA%E0%AE%AF%E0%AE%A3%E0%AE%AE%E0%AF%8D-%E2%80%93-137%E2%80%93-%E0%AE%9A%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%A4%E0%AE%BE%E0%AE%99%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%95%E0%AE%A9%E0%AF%8D
  4. ^ "Ullasa Paravaigal Songs". raaga. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  5. ^ Tribune, Volume 26, Issues 17-28

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