Vallal
DVD Cover
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Written byRaj Kapoor
Produced byRamanathan
StarringSathyaraj
Meena
Roja Selvamani
Manorama
Goundamani
Senthil
Lakshmi
Manivannan
M N Nambiar
CinematographyRamji
Edited byB. Lenin,
V. T. Vijayan
Music byDeva
Distributed byRaaj Films International
Release date
18 April 1997
Running time
147 mins
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Vallal is an Indian Tamil-language musical comedy film released in 1997. This movie is directed by Raj Kapoor. The movie stars Sathyaraj, Meena, Manorama, Goundamani, Senthil and Sangeetha. The film was remade in Telugu as Raayudu with Mohan Babu playing the lead role.[1]

Plot

Durairasu loves Madhavi but she doesn't reciprocate his love and marries her uncle. Once Virumandi & Madhavi's husband get into a fight. Unfortunately Madhavi & her husband passes away. So Durairasu does not marry anyone & devotes his life for Madhavi's daughter Sangeetha. Because of this issue there was a break in the family, Lakshmi who is Virumandi wife and Satyaraj's Sister and he were separated. This made Virumandi very angry so he always wants to avenge. Satyaraj save a girl (Annam) from the sea, who doesn't want to divulge her past. As time passes, Annam gets closer into the family and Kamakshi( mother) asks Durairasu to marry Annam. And this creates a problem for Sangeetha as she loses Durairasu's attention, she comes out of her family and stays in Virumandi's house. Later Lakshmi explains the whole story to her and lets her go to her father. In the end Annam, Durairasu, Sangeetha, Kamakshi, Chithapu live together happily.

Cast

Production

Shobana Vignesh, who had earlier appeared in Mahanadhi (1994), was initially selected to play a role in the film alongside fellow actresses Meena and Roja. The first promotional campaign however featured Sangita's name instead of Shobana, prompting Meena to attempt to leave the project citing potential reduced prominence owing to a third lead actress. The director subsequently asked her to stay on, assuring importance. After the release of the film, Meena criticised Raj Kapoor for his false assurances.[2]

Soundtrack

Soundtrack was composed by Deva and lyrics were written by Vaali.[3][4]

No. Song Singers Lyrics Length (m:ss)
1 "Aagayam Rendaaga" Chorus Vaali 00:30
2 "Aasai Vecha" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:56
3 "Kadharu Sattaiya" K. S. Chithra, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 04:47
4 "Kiliye Pachakiliye" Mano 00:41
5 "Kulebagavali" Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Anuradha Sriram 05:19
6 "Poove Poove" Mano 00:44
7 "Puliyampatti" Manorama 01:38
8 "Samba Samba" Deva, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Anuradha Sriram 05:13
9 "Thala Thalakira" Mano, Harini 04:21
10 "Thoppul Enna" Mano, Anuradha Sriram 05:03
11 "Vethala Vethala" Febi Mani 01:12
12 "Yetti Uthachathamma" Nagore Haneefa 03:29

Release

When the film was struggling with its release, it was Vijayakanth who helped the film in getting its release.[5]

References

  1. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjYcOcRnqV4
  2. ^ "Archived copy". screenindia.com:80. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2022.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28n26-vCjtQ
  4. ^ https://masstamilan.me/vallal/
  5. ^ http://cinema.maalaimalar.com/2015/11/26215309/cinima-history-sathyaraj.html