|Directed by||Ravi Chakravathy|
|Written by||Ravi Chakravathy|
|Produced by||V. Satyanarayana|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Music by||Mani Sharma|
Alaudin is a 2003 Indian Tamil language action drama film directed by Ravi Chakravathy. The film features Prabhu Deva and Ashima Bhalla in the lead roles with Raghuvaran playing the main antagonist. The film was released on 15 August 2003 after many delays. The film was dubbed into Telugu language as Gharana Donga.
Alaudin (Prabhu Deva) is a slum man and orphan with a golden heart who fights against injustice faced by his fellow slum dwellers. The people of Alli Kuppam bring him up. To fulfil the day-to-day needs of the poor, Alaudin decides to steal from rich people. His main enemy is the scheming and powerful Gangadhar (Raghuvaran). During one of his attempts to steal in Gangadhar's house, Alaudin witnesses a murder committed by Gangadhar and gets some implicating evidence: a blood-soaked knife and a cut right thumb of Gangadhar. He cleverly uses this situation and starts blackmailing Gangadhar to accomplish all of Alli Kuppam's needs. Gangadhar becomes his golden goose, his magic lamp, which does his every proposition. Preethi (Ashima Bhalla) is Gangadhar's manager's daughter, and she falls for Alaudin. All efforts to catch Alaudin fail. In the final move, Gangadhar plans carefully, traps Alaudin, and shoots him at point-blank range. A chance look at the chain worn by Alaudin brings the necessary twist to the story. To his shock, Gangadhar realizes Alaudin is his son who was mistaken to be murdered 25 years ago. The saved Alaudin refuses to accept his father's request to stay back with him and takes a promise that he should not reveal the secret to anyone and that he wants to go back to the Kuppam.
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|Released||1 July 2003|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Mani Sharma. The soundtrack features 5 tracks.
|1.||"Ukku Ukku Uganda"||Kavivarman||Shankar Mahadevan||4:58|
|2.||"Yaaro Yaaravan"||Yugabharathi||K. S. Chithra||4:47|
|3.||"Yendi Ennai"||Pa. Vijay||Ranjith, Kavita Krishnamurti||5:12|
|4.||"Goyyaka"||Arivumathi||Karthik, Mahalakshmi Iyer||4:46|
|5.||"Jeeboomba"||Yugabharathi||Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal, Kalpana||5:39|
Sify wrote, "He [Prabhu Deva] has matured as an actor [..] Raghuvaran is terrific as usual in the role of the villain. Ramnath Shetty's camera, Mani Sharma's music and the song picturizations are worth mentioning. On the whole, the film is enjoyable and engaging at times". Another reviewer said, "With a well-thought-out, interesting screenplay and a fast pace, Alaaudin turns out to be one of the better entries in recent times."