Vasuki (film)

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Vasuki
Vasuki (1997 film).jpg
Movie Poster
Directed byKasthuri Raja
Produced byG. V. Anandan
Written byKasthuri Raja
StarringRajendra Prasad
Urvashi
Music byIlaiyaraaja
CinematographyA. Venkatesh
Edited byHari - Palani
Production
company
Anand Movie Land
Release date
  • 30 October 1997 (1997-10-30)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vasuki is a 1997 Tamil comedy-drama film produced by G. V. Anandan on Anand Movie Land banner and directed by Kasthuri Raja. The film features Rajendra Prasad, Urvashi in the lead roles and music composed by Ilaiyaraaja. It was released on 30 October 1997. The film was dubbed in Telugu as Pelli Koduku Ammabadunu.[1][2][3][4]

Plot[edit]

Vasuki (Urvashi) lives with her milkman brother Kabali (Janagaraj) and her sister-in-law Pachaiamma (Jayachitra) in a slum. One day, their relative Ramasamy (Visu) comes to their home with a huge amount of money, he asks them for a favor.

In the past, Ramasamy's daughter got married to a rich groom (Thalaivasal Vijay). Ramasamy was supposed to give a large dowry to the miser mother-in-law Parvatham (Latha), but he could not collect the money in time. So after the marriage, Parvatham started to torture his daughter, going so far as killing Ramasamy's pregnant daughter. Parvatham then arranged a second marriage for her son. Ramasamy finally got the money they asked but it was too late.

Ramasamy wants to take revenge on the cruel Parvatham with Vasuki's help. Vasuki and her family accept, Vasuki takes the name of Kodeeswari and they start to act as a rich family in front of Parvatham. Parvatham has a younger son Balu (Rajendra Prasad) and she wants him to get married to a rich bride, and Kodeeswari seems to be the perfect bride. Kodeeswari and Balu finally get married, thus Kodeeswari and her family turn Parvatham's life into hell on earth. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The production studio Anand Movie Land, which produced the very successful Poomani in 1996, had taken up the serious issue of the dowry problem in their new production Vasuki. One of the leading stars in Telugu Cinema, Rajendra Prasad signed to play the lead role for the first time in Tamil cinema, Ilaiyaraaja composed the musical score and Kasthuri Raja was chosen to direct the film.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Vasuki
Soundtrack album by
Released1997
Recorded1997
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length30:32
ProducerIlaiyaraaja

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Ilaiyaraaja. The soundtrack, released in 1997, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by Kasthuri Raja.[6][7]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Muthamma' Mano, K. S. Chithra 4:36
2 'Kaadhal Nilavu' Malaysia Vasudevan, Malgudi Subha 4:54
3 'Thanga Nilave' Ilaiyaraaja 5:06
4 'Veppilai' Malaysia Vasudevan, K. S. Chithra 5:08
5 'Adida Sight' Yuvan Shankar Raja, Premgi Amaren 5:15
6 'Vamsathukku' Mano, K. S. Chithra, Arunmozhi 5:33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vasugi (1997) Tamil Movie". spicyonion.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Vasuku (1997)". gomolo.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Filmography of vasugi". cinesouth.com. Archived from the original on 12 August 2004. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Find Tamil Movie Vasuki". jointscene.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Deepavali Releases". indolink.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Vasuki Songs". play.raaga.com. Retrieved 18 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Vasuki (1997)". mio.to. Retrieved 18 November 2016.

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