Avargalum Ivargalum
Directed byVeerapandian
Written byVeerapandian
Produced byC. Kamaraj
Starring
CinematographyAgar Senguttuvan
Edited byLancy Mohan
Music bySrikanth Deva
Production
company
Lakshika Films
Release date
  • 18 March 2011 (2011-03-18)
Running time
135 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Avargalum Ivargalum (transl. Those people and these people) is a 2011 Indian Tamil language romantic drama film directed by Veerapandian. The film features newcomers Vimal Natarajan, Sathish, Aishwarya Rajesh and Supraja in the lead roles, with Charle, Manikka Vinayagam, G. M. Kumar, Agathiyan, Boys Rajan, Chinnaponnu, Jayashree and Sundari playing supporting roles. The film, produced by C. Kamaraj, had musical score by Srikanth Deva and was released on 18 March 2011.

Plot

The film begins with Vallal (Vimal Natarajan) and Vennila (Supraja) eloping from their remote village and they take the train. In the train, they meet Bharathi (Sathish) and Shwetha (Aishwarya Rajesh) but the young lovers soon leave them. The next day, in Nagercoil, Vallal and Vennila who have no money struggle to survive. That night, Bharathi and Shwetha find the young lovers in a bus station and take the young lovers with them. In their home, the two couples tell each other the reason why they had to elope.

In a remote village, Vennila was from a rich and upper-caste family. She was pampered by her father Mahadevan (Manikka Vinayagam) and her two brothers. Whereas Vallal was from a poor and lower-caste family and his father Chinnasamy (G. M. Kumar) was a cobbler. Vallal had completed a degree in leather technology in Chennai and was chosen by his college to go to Singapore to pursue his studies but before, Vallal returned to his village. Vennila's family helped Vallal financially to go abroad. Thereafter, Vallal and Vennila fell in love with each other and had to elope.

Similarly, Swetha was the daughter of a rich businessman (Boys Rajan) and was neglected by him. Swetha then found comfort in their car driver Bharathi (Sathish), an orphan who grew up in an orphanage. The two finally fell in love with each other and decided to elope.

The four friends decide to be independent, so they first look for a job. Vallal and Bharathi find employment in a catering service run by a kind-hearted man (Charle). One day, Vennila's brothers find the couple and they have to escape once again. At the temple, the two couples decide to get married and Vennila's brothers track them down. During the escape, the four meet with an accident. Vallal and Swetha survive while Bharathi and Vennila die in the hospital from injuries. Vallal and Swetha are distraught after losing their lovers. Despite being depressed, Vallal finds a job to take care of a mournful Swetha. Swetha's father eventually finds her and decides to take her home but Swetha chooses to stay with Vallal. Vallal and Swetha, being good friends, decide to support and take care of each other.

Cast

Production

Veerapandian, who had earlier worked with Agathiyan in films like Vaanmathi (1996), Kadhal Kottai (1996) and Gokulathil Seethai (1996), made his directorial debut with Avargalum Ivargalum under the banner of Lakshika Films.[1][2] Newcomer Vimal Natarajan, Azhagi fame Sathish, Aishwarya Rajesh and Supraja were selected to play the lead roles.[3][4][5] Rajesh bagged the role after she approached several film companies.[6] Director Agathiyan was also cast to play a doctor.[7] Veerapandian said, "My film is based on a real-life incident that took place in Chennai. It is about a touching incident that happened in a friend’s life. Rest assured, this movie will leave the viewer strengthened and refreshed". The film had been shot extensively in areas like Nagercoil, Virudhachalam and Visakhapatnam.[8]

Soundtrack

Avargalum Ivargalum
Soundtrack album by
Released18 September 2010
Recorded2010
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length26:56
LabelSony Music India
ProducerSrikanth Deva

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Srikanth Deva.[9] The soundtrack was released on 18 September 2010 by actress Devayani.[10][11]

Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Enna Thavam Senjiputten"Na. MuthukumarBhavatharini5:36
2."Para Para"SnehanKarthik, Senthil Dass, Surmukhi Raman, Renuka4:47
3."Idhu Oru Kadhal Vilaiyattu"KabilanVijay Yesudas3:19
4."Thedi Thedi"Palani BharathiSurmukhi Raman4:29
5."Pathaigal"SnehanManikka Vinayagam3:25
6."Aaravalli"Ilaya KambanVelmurugan, Chinnaponnu5:20
Total length:26:56

Release

The film was released on 18 March 2011 alongside Muthukku Muthaaga, Minsaram and Lathika.[12]

The New Indian Express wrote, "The inconsistency in the narration, the ambiguity in the scenes of Vallal and Shweta negate the impact of the positive elements [..] The performances too could have been done with more finesse and consistency" and concluded, "It is a plot with potential, had only the director made an effort to infuse some novelty in it. But inexperience comes in the way of executing his ideas on to the screen in a smooth and a convincing way".[13] Dinamalar praised the performances of the actors, the cinematography by Agar Senguttuvan and the songs composed by Srikanth Deva.[14] Kungumam also praised the actors and the songs.[15]

Box office

The film did not fare well commercially.[6][16]

References

  1. ^ "It's debut galore". The New Indian Express. 17 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  2. ^ S. R. Ashok Kumar (10 September 2010). "FACING THE CAMERA". The Hindu. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Director Agathiyan turns actor". The New Indian Express. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  4. ^ "அவர்களும் இவர்களும்" [Avargalum Ivargalum] (in Tamil). Dinamani. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Dancing Her Way Into Films". The New Indian Express.
  6. ^ a b "Aishwarya Rajesh was told she is not 'heroine material', faced harassment". The Week.
  7. ^ Ramanan, V. V. (15 July 2010). "CinemaQuiz". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Veerapandian on his next film". The Times of India. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  9. ^ Kumar, S. R. Ashok (15 October 2010). "Pleasant numbers". The Hindu.
  10. ^ "The audio of Avargalum Ivargalum". The Times of India. 20 September 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Manikka Vinayagam makes a point". lakshmansruthi.com. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  12. ^ "Friday Fiesta 180311". indiaglitz.com. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Avargalum Ivargalum". The New Indian Express. 22 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  14. ^ "அவர்களும் இவர்களும்" [Avargalum Ivargalum] (in Tamil). Dinamalar. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  15. ^ "அவர்களும் இவர்களும் விமர்சனம்" [Avargalum Ivargalum Review] (in Tamil). Kungumam. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2020. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  16. ^ "After facing several rejections, Aishwarya Rajesh's journey to stardom is an inspiring one! - Times of India". The Times of India.