Vambu Sandai
DVD cover
Directed byRaj Kapoor
Written byK. Selva Bharathy
Produced byVenkatesh A
StarringUday Kiran
Music byD. Imman
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Release date
  • 29 February 2008 (2008-02-29)
Running time
137 minutes
Budget3 crore

Vambu Sandai is a 2008 Indian-Tamil-language film starring Uday Kiran, Sathyaraj, and Diya. The film was partially reshot in Telugu as Lakshmi Putrudu (translation: Lakshmi's Son).


Prabhakaran alias Prabhu (Uday Kiran) is a college student who does not allow anyone to do wrong. He quite often argues with others to the point where he is repeatedly arrested. When he was younger his foster father, Nehru (Livingston), a psychiatrist used to bail him out. In the meantime, Swetha (Diya), the sister of the commissioner of police Ravichandran, has been ditching her college classes, so her father has a police escort take her to school. When she tries to escape from her escort, they pursue her. They cross paths with the troublesome Prabhu, who battles them. In the ensuing fight, Prabhu says 'I love you' to Swetha and she is so impressed by his gallantry, she falls in love.

Prabhu then learns that his foster parents are taking him to meet his real father, Jeevanandham (Satyaraj), who had been receiving treatment in a mental hospital. He tries to speak with his father, but the man is unresponsive. On the advice of Swetha's father, he takes his father to Kerala for treatment. When there, he meets a former bodyguard of Jeevanandham who tells him that not only was his father the former Election Commissioner, but that his current mental breakdown state was caused by local politician Dharmalingam (Vijayan). Coincidentally, Dharmalingam has been brought to that same Kerala facility by his own son, Narayanan (Riyaz Khan). When Dharmalingam's son learns that his father's former enemy Jeevanandham is still alive, he attempts to kill him.



Filming began in July 2007,[1] and scenes were shot at Pragati Resorts, Ramoji Film City, Necklace Road, Malaysia Township, and Golconda Fort,[2] and ran through August 2007 in other areas around Hyderabad[3] and Kerala,[4] with a then-predicted release date of September 2007.[5] However, by the end of September, the film was still in post-production.[6]

Music release

Although the film was not released until 29 February 2008,[7] the CD of the song tracks from the film was released 2 September 2007, which preceded the film's release by 5 months.[8] In an event held at Ravi Narayana Reddy Kalyanamantapam (Ravi Narayana Reddy Memorial Auditorium Complex) in Hyderabad, Damodar Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh State Minister for Information Technology, officially launched the audio cassette by handing a copy to Tammareddy Bharadwaja and with its first number dedicated to producer Ashok Kumar. Bharadwaja then officially released the audio CDs by giving a copy to A. Mallikarjuna Rao,[9] producer of Operation Duryodhana, a biopic film based upon the 2005 sting operation of the same name.[10] Distribution rights to the audio CD were purchased by Srinivas, a State Trading corporation chairman and former legislator.[11]


The soundtrack was composed by D. Imman. The audio was released on 23 August 2007 with Silambarasan attending as a chief guest.[12]

Vambu Sandai
Soundtrack album by
D. Imman
Recorded23 August 2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
D. Imman chronology
Vambu Sandai
Tamil Soundtrack[13]
Telugu Soundtrack
1."Em Chusi Nanne Nuvvu"Jassie Gift, Sainora Philip04:40
2."Zee Bhoom Baa"Achyut, Naveen03:55
3."Sawariya Sawariya"Jyotsna, Naresh Iyer04:58
4."Ekkadunna Tension Mama"Ranjith04:09
5."Adigadigo Toofan"Rahul Nambiar02:40
6."Em Smile Raa"Suchitra04:35


The film opened to mixed reviews. Kollywood Today wrote that "If Director Raj Kapoor had concentrated bit on the part of screenplay and presented it in a gripping manner, then things would have been more greater for him. Vambu Sandai is a movie to watch if you need to spend your leisure time…".[14] BizHat wrote that "Director Rajkapoor looks still a novice and has to work hard to make his mark as a director. 'Vambu Sandai' is just passable fare".[15] The film took an average opening at the box office.[16]


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  2. ^ staff (10 October 2007). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' in re-recording". IndiaGlitz. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
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  4. ^ Staff (20 August 2007). "Lakshmi Putrudu shoots in Kerala". Oneindia. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  5. ^ staff (16 July 2007). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' with Udaykiran as hero". India Glitz. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  6. ^ Staff (27 September 2007). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' in final touches". Oneindia. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  7. ^ staff (3 March 2008). "Lakshmi Putrudu Review". Oneindia. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  8. ^ staff (4 March 2008). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' Success Meet". India Glitz. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  9. ^ staff (3 September 2007). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' Audio Launch". India Glitz. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  10. ^ staff (26 February 2007). "'Operation Duryodhana' Press Meet". India Glitz. Retrieved 8 April 2012.
  11. ^ staff (3 September 2007). "'Lakshmi Putrudu' Audio Release". Sify. Archived from the original on 26 November 2015. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Audio for Vambu Sandai released". 23 August 2007.
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  15. ^ " - Vambu Sandai Review. Uday Kiran, Diya, Sathyaraj, Riyaz Khan, Rajkapoor, Ramesh Kanna, Manobala, 'Fefsi' Vijayan, Livingston, Sukumari".
  16. ^ "In the Black: Chennai Box Office Top 10". 4 March 2008.