Viyabari

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Viyabari
Viyabari.jpg
Directed byShakti Chidambaram
Produced byShakti Preetham,
Shakti Threja
Written byShakti Chidambaram
StarringS. J. Suryah
Tamannaah
Prakash Raj
Namitha
Malavika
Vadivelu
Santhanam
Seetha
Nassar
Music byDeva[1]
CinematographyM. V. Panneerselvam
Edited byS. Suraj Kavee
Production
company
Cinema Paradise
Release date
  • 13 July 2007 (2007-07-13)
Running time
162 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Viyabari (transl. Businessman/Trader) is a 2007 Indian Tamil-language science fiction comedy film directed and produced by Sakthi Chidambaram. The film stars S. J. Suryah and Tamannaah in the lead roles, while Prakash Raj, Namitha, Malavika, Vadivelu, Santhanam, Seetha, and Nassar play supporting roles. The music was composed by Deva with cinematography by M. V. Panneerselvam and editing by S. Suraj Kavee. The film, which released on 13 July 2007, opened to mixed reviews but was declared as a hit at the box office.[2]

Plot[edit]

Suryaprakash (S. J. Suryah) is a businessman who wants to become richer than Bill Gates, and in the process, he loses out on family and social life. So he tells scientist Stephen Raj (Nassar) to make a clone of him so that he can keep concentrating on business and the clone can take his place at home. Savithri (Tamannaah) is a college girl who does a research project on Suryaprakash and begins to love him. Suryaprakash is not interested in Savitri, but he marries her to make use of her cooking talent in order to widen his business. After singing and dancing with both models Namitha (Namitha) and Malavika, and humiliating his brother-in-law "Digil" Paandi (Vadivelu), who is a money hungry man, Suryaprakash finally understands the value of family after his mother (Seetha) dies.

Cast[edit]

  • S. J. Suryah as Suryaprakash, a money-minded businessman, and his clone Suryaprakash, a sentimental and family-loving person
  • Tamannaah as Savithri, a college student who does research on Suryaprakash
  • Prakash Raj as Kasi Viswanathan, Suryaprakash's inspiration, whom he considers as his guru
  • Namitha as Namitha, a model whom Suryaprakash dances with
  • Malavika as a model whom Suryaprakash dances with
  • Vadivelu as 'Digil' Paandi, Suryaprakash's brother-in-law whom he humiliates
  • Santhanam as Personal Assistant
  • Seetha as Suryaprakash's mother who dies in the end
  • Nassar as Dr. Stephen Raj, a scientist
  • Seetha Anil as “Digil” Paandi’s wife
  • Sriman as Suryaprakash's PA
  • Sathyan as Ad Film Model
  • Shakeela as Minister Dairy Development
  • Balaji
  • Bava Lakshmanan
  • Bonda Mani

Production[edit]

It was rumoured that Malavika complained to the Nadigar Sangam against SJ Suryah for alleged sexual harassment. Suryah later apologized for his behaviour.[3] Later Malavika clarified that incident was never happened.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

Vyabari
Soundtrack album by
Released2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelHit Musics
No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 Aasai Patta Hariharan, Vaishali Unnikrishnan Parinaman
2 Feel of Kosu Kadi Anuradha Sriram, Mano Vaali
3 July Maadhathil Kalyani, S. J. Surya
4 Kadi Kadi Anuradha Sriram, Mano
5 Tha Tha Namitha Arijith, Reshmi
6 Vetriyai Kandavan Devan, Blaaze, Anitha Na. Muthukumar

Critical reception[edit]

Indiaglitz wrote:"Sakthi Chidambaram has used the concept of cloning well to suit the commercial needs of the movie. Sakthi has narrated the tale of motherly sentiment laced with all commercial elements".[5] Sify criticized the film and claimed that "what the actor and his director was trying to convey through this film — a bit of sleaze and fun or steamy mother sentiments?".[6][7]

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