Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren

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Unnai Vaazhthi Paadukiren
Directed bySridev
Written bySridev
Produced byKovaithambi
Starring
CinematographyM. V. Paneer Selvam
Edited byM. N. Raja
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Motherland Pictures
Release date
  • 7 February 1992 (1992-02-07)
[1]
Running time
125 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Unnai Vaazhthi Paadukiren (transl. I will wish and sing for you) is a 1992 Indian Tamil-language romance film directed by Shridev. The film stars Parthiban, Suman Ranganathan and Mohini. The film, produced by T. P. Kovai Thampi, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 7 February 1992.

Plot[edit]

Ravi (Parthiban), a poor mechanic who works in the garage of and lives with his mother. He is deeply in love with Priya (Suman Ranganathan), a rich girl. Priya hates him and flashback reveals that Ravi and Priya are married and had marital breakdown because he lied to her that his mother is dead. Priya stays with her parents who resent that she is staying with them instead of taking responsibility of her love marriage. In the meantime, Asha (Mohini), another rich girl, falls in love with Ravi and she proposes to him. Ravi tells her that he is, in fact, Priya's husband and is working to convince Priya to live with him. The rest of the story is what happens to Ravi, Priya and Asha.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, with lyrics written by Vaali, Gangai Amaran, Na. Kamarasan, Muthulingam, Piraisoodan and Mu. Metha.[2] The song "Oh Oh Oh Kaalai" uses the anupallavi of the Hindi song "Khoya Khoya Chand Khula Aasman" from Kala Bazar (1960).[3]

Track Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
1 "Ippodhum Nippen" Mano Vaali 4:57
2 "Oh Oh Oh Kaalai" S. Janaki Muthulingam 4:46
3 "Oru Maalai Chandiran" Minmini, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Na. Kamarasan 4:52
4 "Oru Raagam" K. J. Yesudas, S. Janaki Piraisoodan 5:00
5 "Kurukkanikuthu" Malaysia Vasudevan, Uma Ramanan Vaali 4:12
6 "Kathukaruppu" Malaysia Vasudevan, S. Janaki 5:00
7 "Unnai Vaazhthi" K. J. Yesudas Gangai Amaran 4:50

Reception[edit]

S. Chidambaram of The Indian Express wrote, "Debutant director Shridev, who has also penned the story, screenplay and dialogue, is able to keep your interest intact till the interval through a suspense [..] So you feel bored when the second part drags on" and called Ilayaraja's music "redeeming feature of this movie".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "உன்னை வாழ்த்தி பாடுகிறேன் / Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren (1992)". Screen4Screen. Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren". Gaana. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ Shekar, Anjana (5 March 2021). "Tamil film music and plagiarism: What fans feel about recurring issue". The News Minute. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  4. ^ Chidambaram, S. (21 February 1992). "Unnai Vaazhthi Paadugiren". The Indian Express. p. 7. Retrieved 9 October 2016.

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