Azhagar Malai

Azhagar Malai (transl. Azhagar Mountain) is a 2009 Tamil language masala film written and directed by S. P. Rajkumar. It stars RK and Muktha, while Napoleon, Lal, and Vadivelu play supporting roles. The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja with cinematography by A. Karthik Raja and editing by J. N. Harsha. The film released on 7 August 2009.

Azhagar Malai
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Directed byS. P. Rajkumar
Written byS. P. Rajkumar
Produced byKarumari Kanthaswamy
(Presenter)
K. lakshmana Murthy
StarringRK
Muktha
Napoleon
Lal
Vadivelu
CinematographyA. Karthik Raja
Edited byJ. N. Harsha
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Karumari Movies
Distributed byKarumari Movies
Release date
  • 7 August 2009 (2009-08-07)
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

PlotEdit

The film is set in a village near Madurai. Pugazhendi (RK) spends all his time drinking and is ridiculed by everyone. In contrast, his elder brother Pandithurai (Napoleon) is respected and admired by everyone. Pandithurai showers love and affection on Pugazh. He even tries to arrange for his wedding upon hoping he would reform. However, knowing about Pugazh and his habits, nobody comes forward to give their daughter to him. Pugazh, who spends all his time with his maternal uncle Kaththamuthu (Vadivelu), comes across Janani (Muktha). It is love at first sight for him. Meanwhile, the family of Rathnavelu (Lal), another powerful man in the village, is hellbent on revenging Pandithurai and his family due to some previous enmity. They hatch a conspiracy and try to halt Pughazh and Janani's wedding. The film cuts to a flashback, and the reason for the ill-feeling between two families is revealed. It is now up to Pugazh to bump off Rathnavelu and restore peace in his family.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

Soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[1]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 "Kelaku Velakuthu" Madhu Balakrishnan, Bela Shende Mu. Metha
2 "Karugumani" Ilaiyaraaja, Bela Shende Na. Muthukumar
3 "Ulagam Ippo" Ilaiyaraaja Vaali
4 "Muthama" Madhu Balakrishnan, Rita Snehan
5 "Enna Senjalum" Tippu, Poni Muthulingam
6 "Unnai Enakku" Bhavatharini, Rita Pazhani Bharathi

Critical receptionEdit

Behindwoods wrote, "There is nothing strikingly novel about the premise of the story. Yet, the director has managed to make something out of it."[2] Sify wrote, "Azhagar Malai has nothing new to offer and has a silly excuse for a plot, with some of the poorest actors you could possibly assemble, aimed at B and C centre audiences."[3] Rediff wrote, "The real problem is the screenplay though the comedy, and some slick production values are the only things that keeps it going while all the twists and turns are as predictable as a 70s pot-boiler."[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://play.raaga.com/tamil/album/Azhagar-Malai-songs-T0001920[bare URL]
  2. ^ "Azhagar Malai – Tamil Movie Reviews – RK Banu Vadivelu Napoleon Manivannan S.P. Rajakumar Ilayaraja". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 9 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Azhagar Malai". Archived from the original on 17 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Azhagar Malai: Revisiting the 70s".

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