Vandae Maatharam

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Vandae Maatharam
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Directed by T. Aravind
Produced by Henry
Written by Henry
R. N. R. Manohar
Starring Mammootty
Arjun Sarja
sneha
Shraddha Arya
Nassar
Jai Akash
Music by D. Imman
Cinematography Rajesh Yadav
M. V. Panneerselvam
Edited by G. Ramrao
V. M. Udhayashankar
Distributed by Pangaj Productions
Release dates
  • September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17) (India)
  • September 10, 2010 (2010-09-10) (Overseas)
Language Malayalam
Tamil
Budget 15 crores[1]
Box office 10 crores[1]

Vandae Maatharam is a 2010 Indian bilingual action film directed by Tamil director T. Aravind. The film features Mammootty in the lead role and Arjun, Sneha in supporting roles along with Shraddha Arya, Rajkapoor, Nassar, Jai Akash, Jagadish, Deepak J. D. and Rajan P. Dev. The film was simultaneously made and released in Malayalam and Tamil and was later dubbed in Telugu. The story revolves around the investigation and how two police officers, played by Mammootty and Arjun, eradicate the terrorists from entering the border. The film was released overseas on 10 September 2010 and later in India on 17 September 2010.[2]

Plot[edit]

Gopikrishnan (Mammootty) and Anwar Hussain (Arjun) are tough police officers. They analyse farmers struggle and related social violence to put forward an amicable solution to have lasting harmony. They are highly disturbed by the terrorists' infiltrations. Nandini (Sneha), an aviator, is Gopikrishnan's wife and they are sad that they don't have a child. The rest of the story deals with how they counter act against the terrorists and save the land.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The shooting started by the middle of 2007 [3] and later on the story was modified due to some personal problems. The film was started with Karthi as the director, but after the first schedule the producer Henry, who also wrote the script, replaced him with debutante T. Aravind.[4] The film was shot at locations in Kochi, Chennai, Marthandam and Thengapattanam.[5] It took 100 days of shooting and ten schedules to complete the film. The Tamil version was initially titled Aruvadi but was later changed to Vandae Maatharam too.[6] The audio launch was held on July 3, 2010 and the movie was all set to release on the eve of Ramzan, 10 September 2010 in both Tamil and Malayalam.[7] But at the last moment, it couldn't make it to the theatres. Then, it was released on 17 September 2010.[8]

Amitabh Bachchan was approached to do a pivotal role in the movie,[9] but as he was not able to allocate the call sheets, Nassar played the role. Two heroines were signed, Sneha was paired with Mammootty and played the role of a pilot, the other heroine Shraddha Arya was paired with Arjun and played the role of an ornithologist.[10] In 2007, A. R. Rahman was approached to score the music of the film. But during that time, he was busy with the composing work of Jodhaa Akbar. Vidyasagar was reported to compose five songs;[10] but at the end it turned out that D. Imman was the composer. Stunts director for the film was the renowned stunt director Allan Amin.

The budget of the film has been stated to be 17 crores[1]

Reception[edit]

Sify and Nowrunnig give the film 2/5 saying, "The done to death patriotic theme receives no fresh makeover in the film. If only it had paid more attention to that feeble script instead of raking up all that clatter and clamor on screen, would it have made more sense".[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack features six songs composed by D. Imman and lyrics penned by Mankombu Gopalakrishnan and Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma for the Malayalam version and Vairamuthu, Snehan, Nandalala and Viveka for the Tamil version. The albums were released on July 3, 2010. A patriotic song penned by Vairamuthu was rendered by ten singers: D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer, Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy and Chinmayi.

Malayalam
No. Song Singers Length Lyrics
1 Saaragiyil Kalyani 5:00 Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma
2 Gala Gala Gala Gaaley Jassie Gift, Roshini 4:24 Mankombu Gopalakrishnan
3 One Two Three Ramya, Farazuddin, D. Imman 4.39 Mankombu Gopalakrishnan
4 Chirichonnurangum Jyotsna 5:01 Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma
5 Vande Maatharam D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer,
Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Chinmayi
4:12 Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma
6 Intelligence Is The Keyword D. Imman on keyboard 2:02 (Instrumental)
Tamil
No. Song Singers Length Lyrics
1 Vandhe Maatharam D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer,
Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Chinmayi
4:12 Vairamuthu
2 Sanjeevana Kalyani 5:00 Snehan
3 One Two Three D. Imman, Ramya, Farazuddin 4:39 Nandala
4 Thirumbi Thirumbi Suchith Suresan 5:01 Viveka
5 Gala Gala Gala Gaaley Jassie Gift, Roshini 4:24 Snehan
6 Intelligence Is The Keyword D. Imman on keyboard 2:02 (Instrumental)

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film's Tamil vesion were sold to Sun TV. The film's Tamil version was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

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