Machakaaran is a 2007 Indian Tamil film written and directed by Tamilvannan of Kalvanin Kadhali fame. The film stars Jeevan and Kamna Jethmalani in lead roles whilst Santhanam, G. M. Kumar, and Kalairani play supporting roles. The film score and soundtrack were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film was released on 8 November 2007 during Diwali and is considered a box office bomb. However, the film was dubbed into Telugu later and released as Dheera in 2009.
|Produced by||Madras Entertainment|
M. S. Baskar
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
Vicky (Jeevan) is the eldest son of a railway officer. He is a perpetual loser in whatever he does and is looked down by other family members. One day, he meets Shivani (Kamna Jethmalani), the daughter of a rich textile tycoon, who has brought all the luck to her father Rajangam (G. M. Kumar). Soon, "unlucky" Vicky is drawn towards "lucky" Shivani, and they fall madly in love. Due to circumstances, they are forced to elope, with Shivani’s cop brother in hot pursuit. The lovers decide to go to Rajangam’s village in Theni, where he is considered and treated as "Mr. Nice Guy", a philanthropist and savior of the locals, and is given the honour of conducting the temple Thiruvizha every year. How the runaway couple rips his good guy image and exposes him in front of the entire village forms the rest of this predictable yarn.
|Kamna Jethmalani||Shivani Rajangam|
|G. M. Kumar||Rajangam|
|M. S. Baskar|
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||24 October 2007|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
For the musical score of Machakaaran, director Thamizhvaanan teamed up with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja again, after the duo gave chart-topping songs in the director's previous venture Kalvanin Kadhali (2005). The soundtrack, which features 5 tracks overall, was released on 24 October 2007 and garnered generally positive reviews.
|1||"Nellayila Mannedutha"||Roshini||4:43||Pa. Vijay|
|2||"Vaanathayum Megathayum"||Haricharan||4:49||Pa. Vijay|
|3||"Vayasu Ponnukku"||Mahalakshmi Iyer||3:47||Pa. Vijay|
|4||"Jigiruthaanda"||Shankar Mahadevan, Snekha Bandh||4:21||Pa. Vijay|
|5||"Nee Nee Nee"||Hariharan, Madhushree||4:33||Devandharan|