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Simmasanam (English: Throne) is a 2000 Tamil drama film directed by Eeshwar. The film features Vijayakanth in three lead roles as father and two sons. The film also starred Kushboo, Manthra, Radhika Chaudhari, Ambika and Viji.[1][2] The film is released on 4 August 2000 and was receiving mixed reviews from the film critics and audience.[3] It was later dubbed and released in Telegu as Bhoopathi Naidu and in Hindi as Ek Anari Duja Khiladi.[4][5]

Simmasanam
Directed byEshwaran
Produced byTamil Fathima
Thangamma Fathima
Written byEshwaran
StarringVijayakanth
Kushboo
Manthra
Radhika Chaudhari
Music byS. A. Rajkumar
CinematographyRajarajan
Edited byG. Jayachandran
Production
company
Tamilannai Cine Creation
Release date
4 August 2000
Running time
145 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

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CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film marked the directorial debut of Eeswaran. The filming was held at locations in Chennai, Ooty, Pollachi, Udumalai, and Chalakkudi, among other places. A song was picturised in the lush green valley around Tirumurthy Hills.[6]

SoundtrackEdit

Soundtrack was composed by S. A. Rajkumar.[7] The soundtrack was released under label Saregama.[8]

No. Song Singers Lyrics
1 Adiye Aelankiliye Shankar Mahadevan, Swarnalatha Vaali
2 Kongu Naattu Mama K. S. Chithra
3 Manja Manja Kizhangu K. S. Chithra, Hariharan, Swarnalatha
4 Paattu Onnu S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
5 Therku Thisai S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

ReceptionEdit

A critic from The Hindu noted "The story is not new but the screenplay which has all the ingredients to sustain the interest of the average viewer, with political overtones in dialogues, has been skilfully woven by director Eswar".[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prathap (23 May 2012). "THE TRIPLE TREAT!". behindwoods.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  2. ^ Rajitha (21 June 2000). "Chemeen returns". Rediff.com. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/2000/08/11/stories/09110223.htm
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMVx2bTuAhg
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEjNgQQhcq8
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20010527141241/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/simhasanam.asp
  7. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/simmasanam-original-motion-picture-soundtrack-ep/1340791932
  8. ^ https://www.saregama.com/album/simmaasanam_89618
  9. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (11 August 2000). "Film Review: Simmasanam". The Hindu. Retrieved 7 July 2012.