|Written by||N. Prasanna Kumar|
|Screenplay by||Panchu Arunachalam|
|Story by||R. Selvaraj|
|Produced by||Meena Panju Arunachalam|
|Cinematography||A. Karthik Raja|
|Edited by||B. Lenin|
V. T. Vijayan
|Distributed by||P. A. Art Productions|
|16 December 1994|
Vanaja Girija is a 1994 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Keyaar. The film stars Ramki, Napoleon, Khushbu, and Mohini. The film, produced by Meena Panju Arunachalam, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 16 December 1994. 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.
The veterinarian Anand (Napoleon) and the doctor Raja (Ramki) are brothers. Their father Ramanathan (Visu) is a rich retired businessman. Vanaja (Khushbu) and Girija (Mohini) live with their mother Lakshmi (Kavitha). Their father Shankar (Nizhalgal Ravi) has left them when they were young because of Ramanathan. Vanaja and Girija decide to take revenge on Ramanathan by charming his sons.
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 album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||"Munnam Seydha"||S. Janaki, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||Vaali||6:37|
|2||"Othaiyila"||K. S. Chithra||4:20|
|3||"Siragadikkuthu"||Swarnalatha, K. S. Chithra||Panchu Arunachalam||5:03|
|5||"Unnai Edhirpaarthen"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||Vaali||5:38|
K. Vijiyan of New Straits 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".
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