Captain (1994 film)
Captain is a 1994 Telugu-Tamil bilingual action thriller film written and directed by Kodi Ramakrishna. The film features R. Sarathkumar, Sukanya, and Ranjitha in lead roles. The film, produced by R. B. Choudary, had musical score by Sirpy and was released on 25 February 1994. This was Kodi Ramakrishna's only straight Tamil film he had directed till date.
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
|Produced by||R. B. Choudary|
|Written by||Kodi Ramakrishna|
Vairamuthu (Tamil dialogues)
|Edited by||Thatha Suresh|
Kannappa Rao (Telugu) / Kannayiram (Tamil) (Raghuvaran) is a powerful mafia lord. He, along with his sons Vijaya (Rocky) and Jaya (Devan), spread terror around the Chennai (Vishakhapatnam in Telugu version) town. They are known for land grabbing. One day, Vijaya and Jaya threaten Ramasamy (Sarath Babu) to give his land in which there is an orphanage, but Ramasamy refuses categorically. Unfortunately, he is brutally killed in front of Gowri (Ranjitha). The information reaches his brother Shiva (R. Sarathkumar), a short-tempered soldier. His superiors reject his request to leave the military camp, so he flees the camp. In the past, Shiva was in love with Uma (Sukanya), but she died in a plane crash. Later, Shiva complains against Kannayiram and hires lawyer Lakshmi Narayanan (Janagaraj). Lakshmi Narayanan's daughter Gowri, who is dumb, becomes the eyewitness of the case. What transpires next forms the rest of the story.
- R. Sarathkumar as Shiva
- Sukanya as Uma
- Ranjitha as Gowri
- Raghuvaran as Kannappa Rao / Kannayiram in Tamil Version
- Sarath Babu as Ramasamy
- Janagaraj as Lakshmi Narayanan
- Costumes Krishna as Tiger Thatha Chari
- Rocky as Vijaya
- Devan as Jaya
- Sudha as Lakshmi
- Ramesh Khanna
- Raju Sundaram
- Thillai Rajan
- R. Subramaniam
- Kanal Kannan as Auto Driver (special appearance)
|Soundtrack album by|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|1||'Oyyari Buggameedu'||Jonnavithhula Ramalingeswara Rao||Suresh Peters, Malgudi Subha||5:03|
|2||'Paaliyyave Hoi'||Mano, K. S. Chithra||3:45|
|3||'Mate Rani Maina'||Sirivennela Sitaramasastri||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||4:37|
|4||'Neeku Pichi Naaku Pichi'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||3:50|
|5||'Eraku Dorikina Magasiri Molaka'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra, Malgudi Subha||4:13|
|1||'Kannil Aadum Roja'||Vairamuthu||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Swarnalatha||4:39|
|2||'Iduppu Adikkadi Pudikkidhu'||K. S. Chithra, Shahul Hameed, Malgudi Subha||4:01|
|3||'Unakku Oru Macham'||Suresh Peters, Malgudi Subha||5:05|
|4||'Kannatthula Vai'||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||3:47|
Release & receptionEdit
Captain was released on October 25, 1994 alongside another Sarathkumar starrer Aranmanai Kaavalan. Malini Mannath, writing for The Indian Express, panned the film, stating: "An insipid screenplay, jerky narration, careless handling of the subject, lack of continuity in scenes and lacklustre performances make Captain one of the worst of [Sarath] Kumar's films".
- "Captain". The Indian Express. 25 February 1994. p. 4.
- "Captain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP — Chirpi". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- "Captain (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP — Sirpi". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
- Malini Mannath (4 March 1994). "Jerky, insipid". The Indian Express: 7. Retrieved 30 November 2014.