Vanaja Girija

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Vanaja Girija
Directed byKeyaar
Produced byMeena Panju Arunachalam
Written byPanchu Arunachalam
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyA. Karthik Raja
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
P.A Art Productions
Release date
16 December 1994
Running time
150 minutes

Vanaja Girija is a 1994 Tamil comedy film directed by Keyaar. The film features Ramki, Napoleon, Kushboo and Mohini in lead roles. The film, produced by Meena Panju Arunachalam, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 16 December 1994.[1] The film was remade in Telugu as Mama Bagunnava with Mohini reprising her role. This film is a remake of 1974 movie Engamma Sapatham by the same writer.


The veterinarian Anand (Napoleon) and the doctor Raja (Ramki) are brothers. Their father Ramanathan (Visu) is a rich retired businessman.

Vanaja (Kushboo) and Girija (Mohini) lives with their mother (Kavitha), their father Shankar (Nizhalgal Ravi) left them when they were young because of Ramanathan. Vanaja and Girija decide to take revenge on Ramanathan by charming their sons.


The main female lead cast was offered initially to Meena and Roja, but both turned out to act as Elder sister role and preferred to act only on younger sister role. Then Meena was offered for the younger sister role and Kushboo was offered for the elder sister role. But Meena opted out of the film to pair with Ramki, as she only pair with Top leading actors. Then finally the younger sister role (Girija) was offered to Mohini which was recommended by Keyaar, as he introduced her to the film industry.


Vanaja Girija
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1994, features 5 tracks with lyrics written by Vaali and Panchu Arunachalam.[2][3][4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Munnam Seydha' S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 6:37
2 'Othaiyila' K. S. Chithra 4:20
3 'Siragadikkuthu' K. S. Chithra, Swarnalatha 5:03
4 'Thirumagal Unn' Arunmozhi 1:35
5 'Unnai Edhirpaarthen' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha 5:38


K. Vijiyan of New Sunday Times gave a positive review that the film reminded him of Magalir Mattum and that director "has managed to exploit most of the scenes in the movie for maximum comic relief".[5]


  1. ^ "Filmography of vanaja girija". Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Vanaja Girija By Ilayaraja". Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Vanaja Girija - Illayaraja". Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Vanaja Girija Songs". Retrieved 26 May 2012.
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