|Produced by||Rajaa Baalu |
Rajan P. Dev
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
Bala is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language action film written and directed by Deepak, starring Shaam as the titular character along with Meera Jasmine in the lead roles. Rajan P. Dev, Raghuvaran, Thilakan, Nagesh, Kalairani, Karunas, and Santhoshi play supporting roles. The music was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja with cinematography by Priyan and editing by V. T. Vijayan. The film was released on 13 December 2002.
Bala (Shaam) is the favorite hit man of gangster Pasupathi (Rajan P. Dev). When Bala is not zooming around in jeeps with a wild-looking gang parading down lanes with the same gang faithfully following a step behind him or knocking down one person or another, he is successfully wooing Aarthi (Meera Jasmine). Aarthi is the daughter of Jeyamani (Raghuvaran), a rival gangster. Ailing don Paranthaman (Thilakan), the mentor of the two rivals, brings a compromise by suggesting that Aarthi will be married to Pasupathi's wayward son. Bala naturally becomes a pariah in both camps, until all's well that ends well.
Deepak, who worked as an assistant director to Gandhi Krishna (of Engineer) and as an editor made his directorial debut with this film. Yuvan Shankar Raja was signed to compose the music for the film. Vidya Balan, the original choice for lead actress, was replaced by Meera Jasmine in the film. Shaam departed from his romantic hero role and portrayed an action oriented role in the film.
Some scenes were shot on a boat about fifteen kilometre from the harbour, in Chennai whereas at the Vauhini Studios, Chennai, a lavish set was erected where Shaam and Meera Jasmine danced to the beat of a song.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||20 October 2002|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The soundtrack, featuring 5 songs, was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on 20 October 2002. Lyrics were penned by Arivumathi, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay and Pazhani Bharathi. The song "Bailamo Bailamo" was originally composed for the Srikanth-starrer April Maadhathil, but eventually used in this film.
|1.||"Bailamo Bailamo"||Pa. Vijay||Yuvan Shankar Raja||4:20|
|2.||"Poopoovai"||Arivumathi||Unni Menon, Ganga||4:55|
|3.||"Theendi Theendi"||Pa. Vijay||P. Unnikrishnan, Sujatha Mohan||4:10|
|4.||"Vaanathu Poochi"||Kabilan||Karthik, Mathangi||4:30|
|5.||"En Kannai"||Pazhani Bharathi||Shankar Mahadevan||4:13|
A critic from The Hindu stated that "'Bala' is another of those typical action flicks that flood the cinema scene today".