Bramman is a 2014 Tamil romantic action film directed by Socrates, starring M. Sasikumar, Lavanya Tripathi, and Naveen Chandra in the lead roles, while Santhanam, Soori, and Jayaprakash play supporting roles. The film has music composed by Devi Sri Prasad and cinematography by Jomon T. John. The film released on 21 February 2014.
|Produced by||K Manju|
|Music by||Devi Sri Prasad|
|Cinematography||Jomon T. John|
|Edited by||Raja Mohammad|
K Manju Cinemas
Anto Joseph Film Company
|Distributed by||K Manju Cinemas|
Anto Joseph Film Company Khafa Exports (Overseas)
Siva (M. Sasikumar) is a movie lover in Coimbatore who leases a single screen theater out of passion. However, the theater is loss making and he is in financial trouble. Siva falls in love with Gayathri (Lavanya Tripathi), but her parents want Siva to give up his passion towards theater business as it makes no money, for which Siva refuses and gives up his love. Siva gets a notice from the commercial tax department to pay his due of Rs. 5 lakhs or else the theater would be sealed. Siva decides to get help from his childhood friend Madhan Kumar (Naveen Chandra), who is a leading film director in the Telugu film industry.
Siva reaches Chennai with the hope of meeting Madhan, but all his efforts go in vain. One day, Siva accidentally meets a producer named JP (Jayaprakash), who introduces himself as an associate of Madhan and narrates a story which impresses Siva. Siva is now offered a chance to direct a movie, and JP hands over Rs. 5 lakhs as advance. However, Siva is scared as he has no clue about direction. Knowing this, Madhan gets furious and meets Siva but could not identify him. Siva informs that he is a big fan of Madhan.
JP finds out that Siva is not an associate of Madhan and feels skeptical of him directing a movie. JP requests Siva to hand over the story rights to him so that he can make the movie with another director, for which Siva refuses. Siva comes to know that JP has actually planned to make the movie with Madhan, who is now debuting in the Tamil film industry. Siva feels happy and gives the story rights to JP. Also, Madhan meets Gayathri and falls in love with her. He proposes a wedding arrangement, for which Gayathri’s parents agree. Although Gayathri is not interested, she agrees for the wedding as Siva does not reciprocate her love. Madhan reaches Coimbatore for the wedding and suddenly remembers about his childhood friend Siva. He goes to Siva’s house to invite him and gets shocked upon seeing the photograph of Siva. He then understands all the truth. Nandhu (Santhanam) informs the sacrifices made by Siva for the welfare of Madhan, including his love towards Gayathri.
Madhan feels bad that he never recognized Siva but feels proud that Siva kept following Madhan’s growth over these years. He meets Siva and unites him with Gayathri.
- M. Sasikumar as Siva
- Lavanya Tripathi as Gayathri
- Naveen Chandra as Madhan Kumar
- Santhanam as Nandhu
- Soori as NBK
- Jayaprakash as JP
- Chaams as Chaams
- G. Gnanasambandam as Siva's father
- Vanitha Krishnachandran as Siva's mother
- Dushyanth Jayaprakash as Dushyanth
- Malavika Menon as Lakshmi
- Surekha Vani as College Professor
- Crane Manohar
- George Maryan
- Ajay Rathnam
- Anu Mohan
- Jai as himself
- Vaibhav as himself
- Vaiyapuri as himself
- Padmapriya as item number
- Madhu Shalini as herself
Lavanya Tripathi played the female lead. She said "Santhanam is also part of the cast; so it won’t be a serious film like the previous Sasikumar starrers". Soori was also part of the cast, who was earlier wrongly reported to have replaced Santhanam in the film. It was reported that Yuvan Shankar Raja would compose the music, but Devi Sri Prasad was signed as the music director. Naveen Chandra stated that he played the second lead as the friend of Sasikumar in the film.
The shooting happened mostly in Coimbatore. It also took place at Bharathiar University in April 2013. In October, the team consisting of director Socrates, M. Sasikumar, Lavanya, choreographer Raju Sundaram along with a 40-member crew flew to Venice and other parts of Italy and Switzerland to shoot a couple of songs, which is a first time for a Sasikumar film to be shot outside India. Padmapriya danced for a hot item song in the film.
|1||En Uyirin Uyiraga||Devi Sri Prasad, Anitha Karthikeyan||Viveka|
|2||Un Kannai||Karthik, M. M. Manasi||Thamarai|
|3||Vaada Vaada||M. L. R. Karthikeyan, Andrea Jeremiah||Viveka|
|4||Vaanathile||Sooraj Santhosh||Na. Muthukumar|
Baradwaj Rangan wrote, "With someone else at its centre, we might have said that Bramman is just about watchable, but with Sasikumar, we begin to wonder if Subramaniyapuram was a one-off". Behindwoods gave the film 2 stars out of 5 and wrote: "Bramman turns out to be a good tale by Socrates, that might have lacked a little vigour in the screenplay". Sify called Bramman a "passable commercial entertainer with all essential ingredients that will keep the pot boiling".
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