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Devaraagam is a 1996 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Bharathan and starring Arvind Swamy and Sridevi in the lead roles. It also had KPAC Lalitha, Kozhikode Narayanan Nair, Zeenath and Nedumudi Venu in supporting roles. The film music was composed by M. M. Keeravani.[1] A Tamil dubbed version of the film was also released.[2]

Devaraagam
Directed byBharathan
Produced byBharathan
Screenplay byBharathan
Story byS. S. Mani
StarringAravind Swamy
Sridevi
Nedumudi Venu
Kozhikode Narayanan Nair
Zeenath
Narendra Prasad
Chippy
KPAC Lalitha
Music byM. M. Keeravani
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited byB. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Release date
  • 6 April 1996 (1996-04-06)
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

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PlotEdit

The film opens with a young child climbing into a bullock cart and insisting that he also go with the cart to pick up the 'Shavundi' - a person who performs funeral rites and lives amongst the cremation grounds. Though essential to the funeral ceremonies, he is often considered frightening or unlucky. He certainly looks that way too - covered in ash and grime, sleeping in a bat-infested grove and given ominous background music. The 'Shavundi' and child begin talking in the cart ride to the funeral, and then a flashback takes us to meet Lakshmi.

Life for Lakshmi (Sridevi) turns head over heels when Vishnu (Aravind Swamy) the new priest's son and priest-in-training, shows up in her village. Lakshmi is instantly intrigued by the new young man in town, and strives to start a relationship with him. Certain antics and innocent clashes follow and both of them fall in love. Later, problems arose due to Vishnu's status in society; i. e. he is a bramhachari and cannot marry. Meanwhile, Lakshmi's marriage is fixed with her cousin and she has to go through the ordeal.after marriage lakshmis husband is informed by her that she loved vishnu and he says its not a problem for him.later lakshmi becomes pregnant and lakhsmis husbands says to her that he is impotent days passed by

     At present due to some circumstances its shown that lakshmis husband is passed away and vishnu is the one who is performing funeral pooja as shavundi.seeing that lakshmi becomes furious and opens the secret that her only son cannot perform the last rites as his father is alive and he is none other that vishnu.hearing that everyone is shocked. Knowing the truth vishnu refused to become a poojaari and take lakshmi and his son away from society to lead a happy life

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani and the lyrics were penned by M. D. Rajendran.

Malayalam version
No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Devapaadam" K. S. Chithra M. D. Rajendran
2 "Entharo Mahaanu Bhaavulu" Arundhathi Tyagaraja
3 "Karivari Vandukal" P. Jayachandran M. D. Rajendran
4 "Shashikala Chaarthiya" K. S. Chithra, M. M. Keeravani, Master Don Vincent M. D. Rajendran
5 "Shishirakaala Meghamidhuna" P. Jayachandran, K. S. Chithra M. D. Rajendran
6 "Thaazhampoo" K. S. Chithra, Sindhu M. D. Rajendran
7 "Ya Ya Ya Yadava" K. S. Chithra, P. Unnikrishnan M. D. Rajendran
Tamil version (Dubbed)
No. Song Singers
1 "Chinna Chinna" K. S. Chithra, SPB
2 "Entharo Mahaanu Bhaavulu" Arundhathi
3 "Azhagiya Karthigai" K. S. Chithra
4 "Karuvanna Vandugal" K. S. Chithra
5 "Ya Ya Yadava" K. S. Chithra, SPB
6 "Thaazhampoo" Sujatha, Nirmala
Telugu version (Dubbed)
No. Song Singers Length (m:ss)
1 "Neela Varna" M. M. Keeravani 02:28
2 "Prema Raagam" K. S. Chithra, Chorus 04:19
3 "Sravanala Meghamaala" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. M. Srilekha 05:04
4 "Kannula Karthika" K. S. Chithra, P. Jayachandran & Chorus 04:55
5 "Sirimalle Mogga Meeda" K. S. Chithra & Chorus 04:29

AwardsEdit

K. S. Chithra won the 1996 Kerala State Film Awards for Best Play Back Singer for the song "Sasikala Charthiya".[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

The film was not well received at the box office and was mostly panned by film critics. However, the film's music was universally praised and the lead cast received mostly favorable reviews. The last Malayalam film of late Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor as heroine, it was a return to form for Sridevi, who started her career as a child star in several Malayalam films. Sridevi's performance in the film, her look (especially her effortless, glamorous song and dance routines) was well appreciated by the audience. Sridevi dubbed for her character in the Tamil version, while Revathi dubbed for Sridevi in the Malayalam original.

Cancelled sequelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Devaraagam". malayalasangeetham.info. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om7SkOScXJs

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