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Seval (English: Rooster) is a 2008 Indian Tamil period romantic action film written and directed by Hari. It stars Bharath, Poonam Bajwa, Vadivelu and Simran in the lead roles.

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Directed byHari
Produced byM. A. Jinnah
Written byHari
Poonam Bajwa
Music byG. V. Prakash Kumar
Edited byV. T. Vijayan
Jinnah Creations
Distributed byAyngaran International
Release date
27 October 2008[1]


The film begins with Murugesan (Bharath) limping sorrowfully from the Central Jail, Palayamkottai, in a scruffy beard and glasses. He has been imprisoned for 17 years. The film flashes back to 1989, where Murugesan is an unruly youngster in Sivasaila. He is the son of flower sellers (Rajesh and Yuvasri), with Thapaal Thangavelu (Vadivelu), who provides as much laughter as the posts he delivers. Life is a long, sunny adventure for Murugesan, who beats people up, sells his grandfather's land, runs over rooftops, and incurs so much of his father's wrath that he is prophesied to meet a horrible end. Not that this gloomy prospect affects him - he continues on his own sweet way until he runs into Parijatham (Poonam Bajwa), a demure, fair-complexioned, striking Iyer girl, the daughter of Panjami Iyer (Y. G. Mahendran) and the younger sister of Gayathri (Simran). In the meantime, the village's bigwig Periyavar (Sampath Raj), who is magnanimous in public and a tyrant at home, casts his eyes on Parijatham. He places his pawns carefully and is afraid of being found out. Parijatham is trapped, and Periyavar starts removing her dresses. He and Murugesan come close to breaking each other's bones many times, but the situations defuse themselves in a perfectly natural fashion. Several twists in the tale occur in a quick fashion, and Murugesan and Parijatham are bound in a net from which, seemingly, there is no escape.


Actors Role
Bharath Murugesan
Poonam Bajwa Parijatham
Vadivelu Thapaal Thangavelu
Simran Gayathri
Sampath Raj Periyavar
Prem Gayathri's Husband
Y. G. Mahendran Panjami Iyer
Rajesh Murugesan's father
Yuvasri Murugesan's mother
Shanmugarajan Rajalingam
Madhan Bob Pasudesan, veterinary doctor
Singamuthu Cow Owner
Priyanka Annakili
Five Star Krishna


The songs were composed by G. V. Prakash.[2]

Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelAyngaran Music
An Ak Audio
G. V. Prakash Kumar chronology
Naan Aval Adhu
Ullasa Utsaha
Songs Singers
Kannamma Kannamma Vijay Yesudas, Gayathri
Namma Ooru Nallaarukku Tippu, Manikka Vinayagam, Anuradha Sriram, Mahathi, Shreya Ghoshal
Odamarathu Mullapola Benny Dayal
Paarvaile Oru Yekkam Naresh Iyer
Thaayaramma Thaayaaru Karthik, Vadivelu
Thulasi Chediyum Aralipoovum Hariharan, Deepa Miriam


The satellite rights of the film were sold to Kalaignar.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Sify wrote "The film just drives you crazy, and story telling itself is confusing with a lot of plot holes. At times it is hard to tell what the film is about, though it is very predictable at every turn as Hari has taken certain scenes and situations from his earlier films!".[4] Behindwoods wrote "Looking at Seval, one does not know whether Hari has tried to be different or is it the execution that went wrong. Clearly, this was made by a really ‘out of form’ Hari who generally delivers great results."[5] Nowrunning wrote "Hari panders to the taste of his rural audience all the way, but the movie is bound to disappoint city-dwellers since neither the story nor its treatment appeal to anyone with an IQ quotient higher than the least educated village wastrel."[6]


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  3. ^ "Bharath's Seval — Kalaignar TV Friday Day Special Movie Promo". Tamil Youtube. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
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