Pottu Amman (film)

Pottu Amman is a 2000 Indian Tamil-Telugu bilingual devotional drama film. The Tamil version was handled by K. Rajarathinam and produced by Mangala Productions, while the Telugu version, Durga was directed by R. K. Selvamani and produced by Ramprasad Reddy. The film featured Venu and Roja in the lead roles alongside Suvaluxmi and Suresh Bala, while K. R. Vijaya plays a supporting role. The film, which was publicised as actress Roja's 100th film, was released during December 2000.[1][2]

Pottu Amman (Tamil)
Durga (Telugu)
Directed byK. Rajarathnam
R. K. Selvamani
Written byR. B. Rathan
R. Selvaraj
Produced byS. Mathi
Ramprasad Reddy
StarringVenu
Roja
Suvaluxmi
CinematographyK. Rajarathnam
Edited byAnil Malnad
Music byS. D. Shanthakumar
Production
companies
Mangala Productions
Super Hit Films
Release date
8 December 2000
CountryIndia
LanguagesTamil
Telugu

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was ghost directed by R. K. Selvamani, who opted to give his brother the directorial credits for the Tamil version, while he took credit for the Telugu version, Durga.[3][4]

The film's release in Tamil was held up by financier Mukanchand Bothra, who filed a suit against Roja and her brother Kumarasamy Reddy for failing to repay a loan. Film director R. K. Selvamani intervened and agreed to settle the dues.[5]

SoundtrackEdit

Music by S. D. Shanthakumar.

Song title Singers
"Therku Pattam" Krishnaraj, Devi, Krithika
"Kolusu Mani" Swarnalatha, Unnikrishnan
"Oyyara mayil" Swarnalatha, K. S. Chithra, Bombay Jayashri
"Maalini Soolini" Swarnalatha, Narayanan
"Eecha Maram" K. S. Chithra
"Kannadichu Kannadichu" Krishnaraj, Theni Kunjarammal
"Vennilave Vennilave" SPB Charan, Theni Kunjarammal, Swarnalatha, Harini & Kalpana
"Veeramani Engae" Swarnalatha

ReleaseEdit

A critic noted "This film has a decent script but again modern treatment somehow doesn't work too well with superstitions. Director Rajarathnam has definitely been inspired by Hollywood's The Mummy in some parts."[6] The Hindu gave the film a more critical review, stating that "the film shows that the director has made it with less of ideas and more of compromise".[7] Regarding the Telugu version, a critic noted that "Actress Roja’s 100th film “DURGA” lacks the distinctive touch of ace director R.K.Selvamani but nevertheless it is bound to attract female audience since it is another devotional horror film laced with graphics".[8]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Roja Makes A Century". Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  3. ^ "Masala (Hot News from Tamil Film Industry)". 15 May 2001. Archived from the original on 15 May 2001. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Hot News Just for U". 15 May 2001. Archived from the original on 15 May 2001. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  5. ^ "Tamil Movies Online News". 25 January 2001. Archived from the original on 25 January 2001. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Reviews South". 10 August 2001. Archived from the original on 10 August 2001. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". www.thehindu.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2020. Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Movie Review : Durga". Sify. Archived from the original on 9 March 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014.