Chandralekha
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Directed byNambirajan
Written byNambirajan
Screenplay byNambirajan
Story byNambirajan
Produced byN. Sreedevi
StarringVijay
Vanitha Vijayakumar
Sindhu
Jaishankar
Sarath Babu
Ponnambalam
Senthil
Vadivelu
Karan
CinematographyK. S. Selvaraj
Edited byR. Bhaskaran
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Production
company
Shri Sairam Arts (P) Ltd.
Distributed byShri Sairam Arts (P) Ltd.
Release date
23 October 1995
Running time
136 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Chandralekha is a 1995 Indian Tamil-language romantic action film, directed by Nambirajan. Starring Vijay and Vanitha Vijayakumar in her debut,[1][2] the film had music composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[3][4] The film was released on 23 October 1995 on Diwali clashing with Rajinikanth film Muthu, and Chandralekha performed mediocre at the box office, even though the film songs were a hit.[5] The film is about Hindu-Muslim marriage riots. The film's title was also titled after the hit song Chandralekha from Thiruda Thiruda (1993) film.

Plot

Chandralekha, an orthodox Brahmin girl, falls in love with, Rahim, a Muslim boy. Whereas, Salima loves Rahim since her childhood. Mustafa, Rahim's brother, and Jamal, Salima's brother, agrees to engage Salima and Rahim without Rahim's permission. Their families discover the love between Rahim and Chandralekha and don't accept it. Meanwhile, the lovers try to run away from everybody but are caught by militants in the forest. Salima becomes mentally unstable unable to bear her love failure. Rahim and Chandralekha are rescued from the militants by the police and brought safely to the village. Mustafa transforms and agrees for their wedding. Jamal, upset that her sister has gone mad, kills Chandralekha and Rahim at the railway station. Immediately, policemen kill Jamal. In the end, Chandralekha makes a wish that she and Rahim's dead body are to be buried together.

Cast

Soundtrack

The music was composed by Ilaiyaraaja.[7]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Adikkadi Thudikum" Swarnalatha Kamakodiyan 5:28
2 "Adi Aathadi" K. S. Chithra Panchu Arunachalam 5:03
3 "Allah Un Aanai" P. Unnikrishnan, Preethi Uttamsingh Vaali 6:02
4 "Andanil Vaazhnthidum" Bhavatharini Kamakodiyan 6:00
5 "Arumbum Thalire" Arunmozhi, Geetha Vaali 4:49
6 "Arumbum Thalire II" P. Unnikrishnan 0:47
7 "Sangili" Mano, K. S. Chithra Muthulingam 5:35
8 "Tharai Varamal" P. Unnikrishnan, Geetha, Arunmozhi Vaali 1:48
9 "Vanji Ponnu" K. S. Chithra Panchu Arunachalam 5:19

References

  1. ^ "Chandralekha - 1995". Joint Scene. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Filmography of chandralekha". Cinesouth. 21 October 1995. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012.
  3. ^ http://vijayfilmsongs.blogspot.com/
  4. ^ Chandralekha Tamil Movie Songs | Audio Jukebox | Vijay | Vanitha | Ilayaraja | Music Master. YouTube. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021.
  5. ^ "Kollywood's craze for hit titles 1". Sify. Retrieved 9 May 2021.
  6. ^ "VANITHA ON BEING VIJAY'S HEROINE". 28 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Chandralekha Songs". Raaga.com. Retrieved 17 September 2013.