Taxi Driver (1978 film)

Taxi Driver is a 1978 Indian Tamil-language film directed by N. S. Manian,[2] and produced by Charu Chitra Films. The film stars Jaishankar, S. A. Ashokan, M. R. Radha and Sridevi.[3]

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver 1978.jpg
Poster
Directed byN. S. Manian
StarringJaishankar
Sridevi
Music byM. S. Viswanathan
Production
company
Charu Chitra Films
Release date
  • 18 August 1978 (1978-08-18)
[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Taxi Driver is Jaishankar's 150th film as an actor.[4]

SoundtrackEdit

The music of the film was composed by M. S. Viswanathan. The song "Santhi My Holy Angel" sung by Vani Jairam and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam attained popularity.[5] The song "Idhu Raja Gopura Deepam Alla" is set in the Carnatic raga known as Revati,[6] and "Sugamana Sindhanyil" is set in Bouli.[7]

Tracklist[8]
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Sugamana Sindhanaiyil"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, S. Janaki 
2."Santhi My Holy Angel"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vani Jairam 
3."Ragasiyasurangathil"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, L. R. Eswari 
4."Edhu Raaja Gopura Deepam"S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, M. S. Viswanathan 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taxi Driver (1978)". Screen4screen. Archived from the original on 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  2. ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1998) [1994]. Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (PDF). Oxford University Press. p. 649. ISBN 0-19-563579-5.
  3. ^ "Taxi Driver Movie 1978". Akkam Pakkam. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. ^ "78ல் ஜெய்சங்கர் 13 படங்கள்; வெள்ளிக்கிழமை ஹீரோவின் சாதனை". Hindu Tamil Thisai. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ Saravanan. "Vani Jayaram — Tamil Film Songs Chronology". Vanijairam.com. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 132.
  7. ^ Sundararaman 2007, p. 159.
  8. ^ https://www.discogs.com/M-S-Viswanathan-Taxi-Driver/release/12008593

BibliographyEdit

  • Sundararaman (2007) [2005]. Raga Chintamani: A Guide to Carnatic Ragas Through Tamil Film Music (2nd ed.). Chennai: Pichhamal Chintamani. OCLC 295034757.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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