Ullasa Paravaigal

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

Ullasa Paravaigal (transl. Joyful birds) is a 1980 Indian Tamil-language romantic drama film directed by C. V. Rajendran, starring Kamal Haasan and Rati Agnihotri. It was released on 7 March 1980.[1] This film was dubbed into Hindi as Do Dil Deewane. This film was also dubbed in Telugu-language as Prema Pichchi and was released on 21 February 1981.[2]

Plot[edit]

Ravi is in denial about his mental health as a result of the death of his rural love interest (Ravi develops pyrophobia as his lover dies by house-burning plotted by a man). His father and friend Raju hatch a plan to take him overseas to get him treatment for his illness. He meets his childhood friend Nirmala. 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.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Ullasa Paravaigal was shot extensively in West Germany, France and the United States.[3][4][5]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, and lyrics were written by Panchu Arunachalam.[6][7] The songs "Germaniyin Senthen Malare" and "Dheiveega Raagam" became chartbusters.[8]

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
Total length:27:02

All lyrics are written by Rajasri.

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

All lyrics are written by Prem Dhawan.

Hindi track listing[9]
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]

Kanthan of Kalki wrote that the titular birds were flying high as a Boeing aircraft.[10] Tribune wrote in 1982, "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."[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ullasa Paravaigal (1980)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 6 July 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Prema Pichchi" (PDF). Andhra Patrika (in Telugu). 21 February 1981. p. 6. Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 July 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  3. ^ Rangarajan, Malathi (25 August 2006). "The thrill of the hunt". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 22 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
  4. ^ "ஒரு பேனாவின் பயணம் – 137– சுதாங்கன் | 1980ம் வருடம் வெளியான படங்கள் நூற்றுக்கும் மேலே!". Dinamalar (in Tamil). 11 December 2017. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ Shekar, Anjana (21 February 2021). "'Germaniyin senthen malare' to 'Kadhala kadhala': Around the world in 8 Tamil songs". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 4 June 2022. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Ullasa Paravaigal (1980)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Ullaasa Paravaigal and Sankarlal Tamil Film LP Vinyl Record by Ilayaraja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 22 October 2021. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  8. ^ Kolappan, B. (2 April 2018). "Film director C.V. Rajendran dead". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 9 November 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Do Dil Deewane". Gaana. Archived from the original on 8 January 2016. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  10. ^ காந்தன் (6 April 1980). "உல்லாசப் பறவைகள்". Kalki (in Tamil). p. 62. Retrieved 29 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Ullasa Paravaigal (Tamil)". Tribune. Vol. 26, no. 17–28. 1982. Retrieved 6 July 2022.

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