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Bagavathi is a 2002 Indian Tamil action drama film, written and directed by A. Venkatesh, which features Vijay and Reemma Sen in the leading roles. Jai, Vadivelu, K. Vishwanath, Yugendran and Ashish Vidyarthi play other supporting roles, while Deva composed the music for the film. The movie was released on Diwali. The film was also simultaneously released in Telugu and dubbed in Hindi with the same title.[1][2]

Bagavathi
Bagavathi Vijay Movie.jpg
Poster
Tamilபகவதி
Directed byA. Venkatesh
Produced byK. Muralidharan
V. Swaminathan
G. Venugopal
Written byA. Venkatesh
Pattukkottai Prabakar (Dialogues )
StarringVijay
Reemma Sen
Jai
Ashish Vidyarthi
Vadivelu
Music byDeva
Srikanth Deva (1 song)
CinematographyR. Rathnavelu
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Production
company
Release date
  • 4 November 2002 (2002-11-04)
Running time
164 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Contents

PlotEdit

Bagavathi (Vijay) owns a tea shop and lives with his younger brother Guna (Jai). He meets a girl named Anjali (Reemma Sen). She ends up appreciating his kindness and they fall in love. Guna has a girlfriend named Priya (Monica), with whom he secretly develops a physical relationship. Guna's love is objected by Priya's father Easwarapandiyan (Ashish Vidyarthi). Bagavathy tries to convince Easwarapandiyan to let Priya and Guna marry, but is humiliated. Guna attempts to marry Priya without his brother's knowledge, but Easwarapandiyan kills guna.

Guna, in his last moments, promises he will be with his brother forever. After Guna's death, everyone comes to know that Priya is pregnant. Easwarapandiyan attempts to kill the child before birth. Bagavathi challenges him, saying the child will touch the earth. In order to do so, Ganga (Thalaivasal Vijay) helps him turn into a don. With the help of Anjali, and his tea shop helper Vadivelu (Vadivelu), Bagavathi overcomes all hurdles by Easwarapandiyan and manages to protect Priya to allow for safe birth of his brother's child. In the climax, Bagavathy kills Easwarapandian.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Vijay was hesitant at first to take up a full mass hero subject and asked the director for 3 months time to think about it, as he was busy with his ongoing shooting of Thirumalai (2003). The crew approached Kiran for the lead role but she turned down the offer due to date clashes and was replaced by Reemma Sen. The director A.Venkatesh selected a newcomer, Jai, to play the role of Guna after seeing him at Jai's uncle, Deva's, recording studio — mentioning that the youngster looked like actor Vijay. Although his role in the film was relatively minimal, he has since gone on to appear in successful films such as Chennai 600028, Subramaniyapuram and Engeyum Eppodhum.[3]

The film was shot at various locations including Chennai, Nellore, Araku Valley, and Vishakhapatnam.[4]

ReleaseEdit

The film was released in Diwali alongside Ajith starrer Villain.[5] The film was released in Malaysia under the title Pasupathy.[6] A dubbed version of the film in Telugu was prepared and released in late 2005. The film was awarded with an 'A' certificate by the Indian Censor Board, owing to its violence scenes.

SoundtrackEdit

Bagavathi
Soundtrack album by
Released25 October 2002
Recorded2002
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length27:49
LabelStar Music
Hit Music
ProducerDeva
Deva chronology
Ulagai Vilai Pesava
(2001)
Bagavathi
(2002)
Panchathantiram
(2002)

The soundtrack consists of six songs composed by Deva. The lyrics were written by Vaali, Snehan, Pa. Vijay, Kalaikumar, and Na. Muthukumar.[7][8]

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."July Malargale"Pa. VijayKarthik, Sadhana Sargam4:45
2."Achamillai"SnehanShankar Mahadevan3:43
3."Kai... Kai.."Kalai KumarShankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sriram4:19
4."Saiyo Saiyo"Na. MuthukumarTimmi, Sadhana Sargam5:23
5."Allu Allu"VaaliUdit Narayan5:20
6."Podango"Kalai KumarVadivelu, Vijay4:19
Total length:27:49

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y9T1nNY_zk
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOzrSCbsXY
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/arts/cinema/article960967.ece[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://cinematoday3.itgo.com/Hotnews%20-%20020920021.htm
  5. ^ http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/fr/2002/11/01/stories/2002110101200500.htm
  6. ^ http://www.new-media.8m.com/newmovies.htm
  7. ^ "Bagavathi". Hungama.
  8. ^ "Bagavathi". Gaana.com.

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