Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram

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Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Directed bySuresh Krishna
Produced byYogesh K R
Keyaar
Written byRajkannan (dialogues)
Screenplay byA. V. Durai Sahib,
Sai Ramani
Story byPrem
StarringDhanush
Meera Jasmine
Archana
Music byGurukiran
CinematographyVelraj
Edited bySuraj Kavee
Distributed byKR Infotainment Pvt. Ltd.
Release date
  • 27 April 2007 (2007-04-27)
Running time
157 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (English: Azhagu Sundaram alias Parattai) is a 2007 Tamil-language drama film directed by Suresh Krishna. It stars Dhanush in the lead role along with Meera Jasmine and Archana. The film is a remake of the successful Kannada film Jogi (2005). The film revolves around a woman who comes to the city from her village in search of her presumably lost son. The film was released on 27 April 2007 and it couldn't repeat the success of its original version and was declared a Box office bomb.[1]

The film was later dubbed into Hindi as Ek Shola: The Beauty in 2014.

Plot[edit]

Azhagu Sundaram (Dhanush) is a village bumpkin who comes from Tirunelveli to Chennai to earn money to buy gold bangles for his beloved mother Meenakshi (Archana). He gets entangled in the big bad world of dons and goondas and is unable to get back home to see his mother. On the other hand, Meenakshi lands up in Chennai in search of her son without even knowing his address or whereabouts. Meenakshi bumps into Shwetha (Meera Jasmine), a journalism student who takes pity on her, takes her home, and promises to help her find her son.

Azhagu is now known as Parattai in Chennai and is taken under the wings of Khader Bhai (Nassar), a tea shop owner. Parattai is forced to take the arival as gang wars erupt and single-handedly he wipes out Deva (Adithya), Kesavan (Kadhal Dhandapani) and Suri (Aryan), all dreaded criminals in the city. On parallel lines, he never sees his mother and finally accompanies her dead body to the crematorium, thinking it is an orphan's corpse. He dances with others, offers flowers, and finally after her body is charred, he realizes that it was his mother.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Rajinikanth, who had watched the preview show of Kannada film Jogi, expressed his interest to remake the film in Tamil with his son-in-law, actor Dhanush. The film director Keyaar bought the remake rights of this film.[2] Choreographer Raju Sundaram was initially selected to direct the film but later he was replaced by Suresh Krissna.[3] The film was launched in 2006 and the function was attended by director Shankar, Vijay, Asin, Rajathi Ammal, wife of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, Rama Narayanan, Director Association chief S A Chandrasekhar and the honchos of Theatres Owners Association among others took part in the celebrations.[4][5] Archana, who was part of the films directed by Balu Mahendra agreed to play the mother of Dhanush.[6] Tamil version was titled as "Parattai" with prefix Azhagu Sundaram being his character name in the film. Incidentally, Parattai was the famous character played by Rajinikanth in the film 16 Vayathinile (1977). Yuvan Shankar Raja who was initially agreed to compose the music later backed out owing to commitments. He was later replaced by Gurukiran who composed the original film and marked his debut in Tamil films.

Soundtrack[edit]

Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Soundtrack album by
Released2007
Recorded2007
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length24:57
ProducerGurukiran

The film score and the soundtrack were composed by film composer Gurukiran. The soundtrack, released in 2007, features 6 tracks with lyrics written by P. Vijay, Na. Muthukumar and Viveka.[7][8]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration
1 'Chikku Bukku' Karthik, Priya Himesh 4:25
2 'Engeda Azhagundhan' Tippu, Rita 5:19
3 'Adithadi' Chandran, Vijay Yesudas 3:59
4 'Nee Rasthali' Chandran, Roshini 4:15
5 'Ezezhu Jenmam' Mohammed Aslam 4:59
6 'Aaru Padai Veedu' S. P. Balasubrahmanyam 2:00

Reception[edit]

Sify wrote, "Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram is a steamy sob story harping on mother-son sentiments’ reminding you of 60's tearjerker's laced with lot of violence and Rajnikanth's favourite director Suresh Krishna's presentation and direction is old fashioned, to put it mildly".[9] Behindwoods said, "Mistakes do happen, let them not be repeated. Fate does not play havoc in anyone’s life as shown in Parattai. Everyone controls his own destiny. So, Dhanush better control his own and choose stories carefully. Otherwise he will become the ‘Polladavan’ of the industry".[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gautaman Bhaskaran (27 March 2012). "Will Dhanush replace Rajinikanth as the new God?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Dhanush sports different getups for Parattai". IndiaGlitz. 17 March 2007. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Parattai — Suresh Krishna steps in". IndiaGlitz. 10 October 2006. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  4. ^ "'Parattai' Movie Launch". IndiaGlitz. 11 September 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Meera charms Dhanush but not his better half?". Behindwoods. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Archana happy with Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram". IndiaGlitz. 1 March 2007. Archived from the original on 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (2007)". mio.to. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram". Sify. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Film Review: Parattai Engira Azhagusundaram". Behindwoods. Retrieved 4 June 2018.

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