Veetla Visheshanga

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Veetla Visheshanga
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Directed byK. Bhagyaraj
Written byK. Bhagyaraj
Produced byN. Pazhanisamy
CinematographyI. Mohan
Edited byS. M. V. Subbu
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Bhagyam Cine Combines
Release date
  • 14 January 1994 (1994-01-14)

Veetla Visheshanga is a 1994 Indian Tamil-language comedy drama film, written and directed by K. Bhagyaraj. The film stars Bhagyaraj himself and Pragathi, with Janagaraj, Suresh and Tanikella Bharani in supporting roles. It was released on 14 January 1994, Pongal day. The film was remade in Hindi as Mr. Bechara (1996) and in Kannada as Banallu Neene Buviyallu Neene (2002).


Gopal, a widower and father of a child, admits a woman in the hospital who had lost her memory. Since he admitted her in the hospital, the doctor asks him to take care of her until she recovers from amnesia. The doctor names her Gowri, which is the name of Gopal's wife and makes her believe that she is married to Gopal and has a child. Due to the circumstances, Gopal has to accept the situation and takes her to his house. Gowri insists that she does not remember any incident about her life with Gopal. To make her believe, the doctor lies to her that she has a birth mark in the part of the body only known to her husband. He also places a photograph of her with the wedding photo of Gopal. Gowri yet insists that she cannot remember anything, but believes that Gopal is her husband and she is mother of his child.

She starts to live with Gopal as his wife, which troubles him a lot as he knows that she is not his wife. She also showers affection on the child and gets attached to it. But she discovers that whatever is told to her is not true and she is neither married to Gopal nor a mother of a child. Gopal tells her to leave the house, but she says she cannot leave him or his child and wants to be with them forever. Gopal is convinced by everybody and finally agrees to marry her. But Gowri has an unknown fear that something might stop their marriage. On the day of marriage, Gowri sees someone as groom which confuses everyone. The groom sings a song which restores Gowri's memory. She is actually not Gowri, but Ganga and her lover is the groom named Ganesh. When both were about to marry, they were stopped by some goons, because of which Ganga fell from the mountain, but survived with injuries. Gopal, who found the truth brought Ganesh to unite them. Gopal insists Ganga to marry Ganesh as both of them are lovers, to which Ganga unwillingly accepts. But while Ganesh tries to tie the Mangal Sutra, Ganga stops him and goes to Gopal saying that he may not need her, but she needs him and the child. Ganesh finds that motherly affection has won his love and leaves Ganga to Gopal. Gopal and Ganga finally marry.



Veetla Visheshanga was the title K. Bhagyaraj had chosen for a film; after that project was dropped, he reused the title for a new, unrelated film.[1] It is the debut film of Pragathi.[2]


The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and lyrics were written by Vaali and Pulamaipithan.[3]

No. Title Singer(s) Lyrics
1 "Indha Busthan" Malgudi Subha and chorus Vaali
2 "Jigan Jinakku" Swarnalatha
3 "Konjam Sangeetham" S. Janaki
4 "Malare Thendral" K. J. Yesudas
5 "Malare Thendral" (Duet) S. Janaki, Arunmozhi
6 "Poonguyil Rendu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sunandha Pulamaipithan
Telugu version

This film was dubbed into Telugu as Gowramma Nee Mogudevaramma. All lyrics were written by Rajasri.[4]

No. Title Singer(s)
1 "Ee Bassule Subha" Malgudi Subha
2 "Gorinka Venta" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra
3 "Kosare Sangeetham" S. Janaki
4 "Manase Aalapinchu" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
5 "A Gingaa Ginukule" K. S. Chithra

Release and reception[edit]

Veetla Visheshanga was released on 14 January 1994, Pongal day.[5][6] Malini Mannath of The Indian Express wrote "The director seems to not confident about this script and confused about handling certain scenes. Bhagyaraj is capable of better stuff!"[1] K. Vijiyan of New Straits Times wrote, "This movie is not Bhagiaraj at his best or his funniest".[7] R. P. R. of Kalki felt the film lacked the magic of previous films of Bhagyaraj.[8]


Veetla Visheshanga was remade in Hindi as Mr. Bechara (1996),[9] and in Kannada as Banallu Neene Buviyallu Neene (2002).[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Mannath, Malini (14 January 1994). "What a 'punny memory'!". The Indian Express. p. 6. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "தன்னிடம் மோசமாக நடந்துகொண்ட நகைச்சுவை நடிகர்: மனம் திறந்த நடிகை பிரகதி". Dinamani (in Tamil). 6 May 2020. Archived from the original on 14 May 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Veetla Visheshanga". Gaana. Archived from the original on 5 January 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Gawramma Nee Mogudevaramma". JioSaavn. Archived from the original on 15 April 2021. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  5. ^ "94-ல், பொங்கலுக்கு கமல், விஜயகாந்த், சத்யராஜ், பிரபு, பாக்யராஜ்; 'மகாநதி', 'அமைதிப்படை', 'சேதுபதி ஐபிஎஸ்' செம ஹிட்டு!". Hindu Tamil Thisai (in Tamil). 17 January 2020. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Veetile Visheshanga". The Indian Express. 14 January 1994. p. 10. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  7. ^ Vijiyan, K. (5 February 1994). "Same Bhagiaraj formula but too much serious". New Straits Times. p. 13. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  8. ^ "வீட்ல விசேஷங்க". Kalki (in Tamil). 23 January 1994. p. 19.
  9. ^ Telak, Sudha G.; Pillai, Ajith (15 March 1995). "South Indian film industry dominates film making in Bollywood". India Today. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2021.

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