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Sudesi is a 2006 Tamil political action film directed by Jeppy A. Y.[1] It stars Vijayakanth and Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles.[2] The film had good run and successful at the box office.[3] It was later dubbed in Telugu as Swadeshi and Hindi as Mr. Hindustani.[4][5]

Sudesi
Sudesi.jpg
Poster
Directed byJeppy A. Y
Produced byLK. Sudhish
Written byShekhar Astitva
StarringVijayakanth
Ashima Bhalla
M. N. Nambiar
Sayaji Shinde
Karunas
Livingston
Manoj K. Jayan
Music bySrikanth Deva
Production
company
Captain Cine Creations
Release date
  • 10 March 2006 (2006-03-10)
Running time
170 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil
Budget1 million (US$14,000)
Box office10 million (US$140,000)

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PlotEdit

Narayanan (Sayaji Shinde), a politician who has nexus with underworld, becomes the Chief Minister by hatching a conspiracy to kill the existing CM. His aide Raghavachari (Krishna) shoots the execution in a VCD. Enters Sudesi (Vijayakanth), who chances upon the CD. He blackmails Narayanan using the CD, which clearly shows how he killed the ex-CM. Sudesi uses him effectively for the betterment of the society at large.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

With elections around, Vijayakanth, who recently floated his own party to test the waters in the elections, has come out with Sudesi where he strives to reform the Chief Minister of a State. There is enough punch dialogues and the actor utilized the opportunity well to express his political ideology. Though the preachy tone grates, the film has its moments. Having taken the MGR route in Sudesi, Vijayakanth takes dig at the present political culture in the State and indirectly projects him to be the savior.[citation needed]

ReceptionEdit

Though the movie is aimed at taking to masses the political agenda of Vijayakanth, debutant director Jeppy A Y deserves some credit for making it interesting with mix of commercial elements like item numbers and stunt sequences. The likes of Ashima, playing his ladylove, and Shayaji Shinde have done a decent job. Vijayakanth as usual excels in stunt sequences. Srikanth va's musical score fails to impress. Without hurting anybody's sentiments, Vijayakanth seems to have sent a strong political message. Though Sudesi resembles Mudhalvan (1999) at few places, Vijayakanth seems to have got his first act right, but still has a lot of work to do with elections around [6]

SoundtrackEdit

Music was composed by Srikanth Deva.[7]

Sudesi
Soundtrack album by
Released2006
GenreSoundtrack
ProducerSrikanth Deva
Srikanth Deva chronology
Saravana
(2006)
Sudesi
(2006)
Evandoi Srivaru
(2006)
Song Name Singers Lyrics
Nooru Kodi Minnal Vijay Yesudas, Shobana Sharmila Neela Megam
Kalyaana Kanavu P. Jayachandran, Swarnalatha Nandalala
Senthamil Naadu Saindhavi, Priya, Vidya Neela Megam
Raaviniley Ganga Aasai Thambi
Kaaya Pazamaa Malathy Lakshman Viveka
Karpooram Kaatti S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Muthu Vijayan

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