Indira is a 1995 Tamil film co-written and directed by Suhasini Manirathnam. It features Anu Hasan (cousin of the actress Suhasini) in the title role with Arvind Swamy, Radharavi, Nassar and Ashwini of Uthiri Pookal fame, Anu Hasan's mother and wife of Nassar. A. R. Rahman composed the film's score and soundtrack, while Santosh Sivan handled the film's cinematography.
|Directed by||Suhasini Maniratnam|
|Produced by||G. Venkateswaran|
|Written by||Suhasini Maniratnam (Story & Dialogue)|
|Screenplay by||Suhasini Maniratnam|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Distributed by||Aalayam Productions|
|11 May 1995|
The film revolves around a group of villagers from Maranur, India, and their clash with a neighbouring village leader as their community begins to prosper. Soon, money and greed threaten a will for peaceful coexistence between the two rivalling communities. The main theme involves the role of the caste system and how the younger generation strive to overcome it.
- Anu Hasan as Indira
- Arvind Swamy as Thiyagu
- Nassar as Sethupathy
- Ashwini as Sethupathi's wife
- Radha Ravi as Kotamarayar
- Janagaraj as Kanakku Pillai
- P. L. Narayana as Rajamanickam
- Chandrahasan as Minister
- Crazy Venkatesh as Nallamuthu
- S. Lalitha as Indira's aunt
- Viji Chandrasekhar as Shanmugam's secret concubine
- Pasi Sathya as Villager
- Sempuli Jagan as Marimuthu
- Pravin as Shanmugam
- Ravi Shankar as Pichaimuthu
- Singapore Manimaran as Villager
- Shobana as Pregnant woman
- T. V. Varadarajan as Government employee
- Monica as Younger Indira
- Vishnu Kumaraswami as Younger Thiyagu
Suhasini offered the title role to her cousin Anuradha, daughter of producer Chandrahasan, and the actress has since noted that "it was a heavy subject for a newcomer. But I was moved by the story line and there were occasions when I was overwhelmed with emotion. Not once did I use glycerine for tearful scenes". V. Priya worked as an assistant director during the making of the film.
Indira was later dubbed and released in Hindi as Priyanka. The film won two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, winning Santosh Sivan the award for Best Cinematographer as well as a Special Jury Award for the film itself. The film however remains the only feature film that Suhasini has directed in her career.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Recorded||Panchathan Record Inn|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
Tamil track list
|1.||"Nila Kaikiradhu" (Female)||Harini||3:22|
|2.||"Nila Kaikiradhu" (Male)||Hariharan||4:20|
|3.||"Odakara Marimuthu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Sirkazhi G. Sivachidambaram||3:57|
|4.||"Thoda Thoda Malarndhadhenna"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:07|
|5.||"Ini Achcham Achcham Illai"||Sujatha Mohan, Anuradha Sriram, G. V. Prakash, Shweta Mohan, Esther||5:17|
|6.||"Munnerudhan"||T. L. Maharajan, Swarnalatha||2:02|
Telugu track list
|1.||"Jai Andamantha"||Sujatha Mohan, Anuradha Sriram, G. V. Prakash, Shweta Mohan||5:21|
|2.||"E Balla Kattu"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam||4:00|
|3.||"Tholi Tholi"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:11|
|4.||"Laali Laali" (Female)||Hariharan||4:19|
|5.||"Eruvaka"||T. L. Maharajan, Swarnalatha||2:04|
|6.||"Laali Laali" (Male)||Harini||3:27|
Hindi track list
Hariharan sang the song "Thoda Thoda Pyar", the Hindi version of "Thoda Thoda Malarndhadhenna" originally. But S. P. Balasubrahmanyam who sang the original Tamil version was extremely moved by the tune and wanted to sing the Hindi version also.
All lyrics are written by P. K. Mishra; all music is composed by A. R. Rahman.
|1.||"Khili Chandni Hame"||Harini||3:22|
|2.||"Kili Chandni Hame"||Hariharan||4:20|
|3.||"Koi Yahan Bhanumati Koi Yahan Roopmati"||Udit Narayan, Mano||3:57|
|4.||"Thoda Thoda Pyar"||S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, K. S. Chithra||5:07|
|5.||"Yeh Jaati Paati Kaisi"||Sujatha Mohan, Anuradha Sriram, G. V. Prakash, Shweta Mohan, Aditya Narayan||5:17|
|6.||"Barasnewali Hai Barkha"||Mano, Swarnalatha||2:02|
|7.||"Thoda Thoda Pyar-2"||Hariharan, K. S. Chithra||5:07|
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