Annanagar Mudhal Theru

Annanagar Mudhal Theru (lit.Anna Nagar First Street)[2] is a 1988 Tamil-language comedy film directed by Balu Anand. The film stars Sathyaraj, Radha, Ambika, Janagaraj, Raghuvaran and Manorama.[3] It a remake of the 1986 Malayalam film Gandhinagar 2nd Street.[4].The film was declared superhit at box office.

Annanagar Mudhal Theru
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Directed byBalu Anand
Produced byM. Padmavathi
Written byBalu Anand
Story bySathyan Anthikad
Starring
Music byChandrabose[1]
CinematographyV. Ranga
Edited byT. R. Shekhar
Production
company
Distributed byVivekananda Pictures
Release date
14 January 1988
Running time
159 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

Sivaraman (Sathyaraj), unable to find a good job, joins a colony as a Gorkha identifying himself as Ramsingh. Ambika lives in the colony with her daughter. Ambika's husband works abroad. A police officer (Jaiganesh) comes to the colony along with his daughter Latha (Radha). Latha is none other than Sivaraman's ex-lover. A flashback is shown where Sivaraman and Latha are classmates and in love with each other. But Latha breaks up after a misunderstanding.

Seeing Latha after a long time, Sivaraman gets excited but Latha does not reciprocate. Ambika finds the real identity of Sivaraman and treats him with respect while other colony members ill treat him as he is just a security guard. The colony members also spreads rumour about Ambika having illegal affair with Sivaraman. Anand, a cunning guy lives in the colony and sets an eye on Latha but gets beaten up by Sivaraman. Now the colony members turn against Sivaraman. But Ambika comes for rescue. Latha also understands that Sivaraman is still in love with her and decides to patch up with him.

Ambika's husband (Prabhu) comes from abroad. The colony members speak ill about Ambika to Prabhu. But Prabhu does not believe those and trusts Ambika. It is revealed that Ambika has already informed Prabhu about Sivaraman and Prabhu has also arranged him a job abroad. The movie ends on a positive note with Sivaraman and Latha uniting.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by Chandrabose.[5][6]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length
1 "Enna Kathai Solla" (Female) K. S. Chithra Pulamaipithan 04:23
2 "Enna Kathai Solla" (Male) S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:15
3 "Medhuva Meduva" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra Vaali 04:19
4 "Theem Thanakutheem" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:18
5 "Yei Pacha Kili" Malaysia Vasudevan, Vani Jairam Pulamaipithan 04:31

Release and receptionEdit

Annanagar Mudhal Theru was released on 14 January 1988.[7] The following week, N. Krishnaswamy of The Indian Express praised the performances of Janakaraj and Sathyaraj, but noted that, slowly the film "belies its distinctive start and sluds into tiresome cliches so well-beloved to Tamil cinema."[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Music director Chandrabose dead". The Hindu. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  2. ^ Pillai, Sreedhar (15 January 1988). "Rush of contenders for top place in Tamil films". India Today. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. ^ Ashish Rajadhyaksha; Paul Willemen. Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema (PDF). British Film Institute. p. 658.
  4. ^ "மோகன்லாலும், பின்னே தமிழ் ரீமேக்கும்..." [Mohanlal movies and their Tamil remakes]. Dinamalar (in Tamil). 5 July 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Annanagar Mudhal Theru". Raaga.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  6. ^ Chandrabose (1988). Anna Nagar Muthal Theru (liner notes) (in Tamil). AL.
  7. ^ "Anna Nagar Mudhal Theru". The Indian Express. 14 January 1988. p. 5.
  8. ^ Krishnaswamy, N. (29 January 1988). "Great start". The Indian Express. p. 5.