|Directed by||Sai Gokul Ramanath|
|Produced by||H. Murali|
|Written by||Sai Gokul Ramanath|
|Edited by||Sathyaraj Natarajan|
|25 March 2016|
Vaaliba Raja is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language psychological comedy film. It was directed by Sai Gokul Ramanath and produced by Murali. The film features Sethu, Vishakha Singh and Nushrat Bharucha in the leading roles, while Santhanam also essays a pivotal role. The film began production in June 2013 and was released on March 25, 2016 to highly negative reviews from critics.
- Sethu as Karthik
- Santhanam as Dr. Raja (Vaaliba Raja)
- Vishakha Singh as Shaalu
- Nushrat Bharucha as Sweety
- Jayaprakash as Ramachandran
- Sriranjini as Durga, Karthik's mother
- VTV Ganesh as Prabhakaran Sethji, Sweety's father
- Devadarshini as Devadarshini
- Chithra Lakshmanan as Chithra Lakshmanan
- Neelima Rani as Chithra Kala
- Subbu Panchu as Pathmanaban
- Rajendran as Ragendra
- Meera Krishnan as Chithra Lakshmi
- Pandu as Traffic Police
- Pattimandram Raja as Astrologer
- Baby Mithra as Mithra
- Jangiri Madhumitha
- Mahanadhi Shankar
- Bonda Mani
- Kanal Kannan as Romantic Kannan (guest appearance)
- Ashvin Raja in a guest appearance
- Srinivasan in a guest appearance
In June 2013, it was announced that several members from the cast of the successful 2013 comedy film, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, would collaborate again for another comedy film to be directed by Sai Gokul Ramnath, who had previously made the unreleased horror film Shivani. Sethu was signed to play the lead role, with Vishakha Singh as the lead actress, while Santhanam also agreed to feature in the film as a psychiatrist. The film continued to shoot through 2013, with Hindi actress Nushrat Bharucha brought in during mid 2013 to portray another heroine in the film. The film was completed in early 2014, and the director revealed that the makers were targeting to release the film in May 2014, but the release was subsequently postponed.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
- Ennamo Pannura - Rajan, Ramee
- Oru Naal - Bobo Shashi, Veena Ghantasala
- Vaa Madhi - Blaaze, Mukesh
- Nadukadula - Gana Bala
Despite being completed in early 2014, the producers were keen that the film was released at a suitable time and the film remained complete but unreleased till late 2015, evading several announced release dates and at last it was scheduled to release on November 27 2015. After that the booking was open for the movie on Jan 1 2016, got postponed again. The film was finally released on 25 March 2016, thus being in the making for 3 years.The satellite rights of the film were sold to Sun TV.
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