Vanaja Girija

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Vanaja Girija
Vanaja Girija.jpg
Poster
Directed byKeyaar
Screenplay byPanchu Arunachalam
Story byR. Selvaraj
Produced byMeena Panju Arunachalam
Starring
CinematographyA. Karthik Raja
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
P. A. Art Productions
Release date
16 December 1994
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vanaja Girija is a 1994 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Keyaar. The film stars Ramki, Napoleon, Khushbu, and Mohini. It was released on 16 December 1994.[1] The film is a remake of Engamma Sapatham (1974) written by the same writer and it was remade in Telugu as Mama Bagunnava (1997) with Mohini reprising her role.

Plot[edit]

The veterinarian Anand and the doctor Raja are brothers. Their father Ramanathan is a rich retired businessman. Vanaja and Girija live with their mother Lakshmi. Their father Shankar has left them when they were young because of Ramanathan. Vanaja and Girija decide to take revenge on Ramanathan by charming his sons.

Cast[edit]

Casting[edit]

The main female lead cast was offered initially to Meena and Roja, but both only wanted the role of the younger sister. Khushbu was signed to play the elder sister and Meena the younger sister. But Meena did not want to be cast opposite Ramki, as she only paired with top leading actors. Mohini was signed for the younger sister role. She was recommended by Keyaar, who had introduced her to the film industry.

Soundtrack[edit]

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja (in his 700th film composition), with lyrics written by Vaali and Panchu Arunachalam.[2][3]

Song Singer(s) Lyrics Duration
"Munnam Seydha" S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Vaali 6:37
"Othaiyila" K. S. Chithra 4:20
"Siragadikkuthu" Swarnalatha, K. S. Chithra Panchu Arunachalam 5:03
"Thirumagal Unn" Arunmozhi 1:35
"Unnai Edhirpaarthen" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha Vaali 5:38

Reception[edit]

K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times gave a positive review that the film reminded him of Magalir Mattum and that the director "has managed to exploit most of the scenes in the movie for maximum comic relief".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vanaja girija ( 1994 )". Cinesouth. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Vanaja Girija (1994)". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 2 January 2014. Retrieved 26 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Vanaja Girija Tamil Film Audio Cassette by Ilayaraaja". Mossymart. Archived from the original on 30 September 2022. Retrieved 27 April 2022.
  4. ^ Vijiyin, K. (9 January 1995). "Just the thing to chase the blues away". New Straits Times. p. 27. Retrieved 29 July 2020.

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