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December 15, 1991 (India)
| K. Balachander (screenplay)|
August 15, 1991 (1991-08-15)
Mammootty (Azhagappan), Bhanupriya (Priya Ranjan), Madhoo (Swapna), Geetha (Kanmani), Sowcar Janaki (Doctor), Babloo Prithiveeraj (Azhagappan's servant)
Azhagan (English: Handsome) is a 1991 Indian Tamil language film directed by K. Balachander, produced by Kovai Chezhiyan, starring Mammootty, Bhanupriya, Geetha, Babloo Prithviraj and Madhoo. It marked the debut of Madhoo.
Azhagappan (Mammootty) a successful hotelier and father of four small children has lost his wife (whose face is not shown in the photo) in an accident. College student Swapna (Madhoo) play pranks on him and also falls in love with him but Azhagappan refuses her love considering the age difference between him. Though illiterate Azhagappan studies in a tutorial centre where his teacher Kanmani (Geetha) is smitten by him but Azhagappan is not interested in her. Classical dancer Priya Ranjan (Bhanupriya) and Azhagappan though fall in love. After egos and differences crop up between them, Driver Santhanam blurts out the truth that the four children are the orphans adopted by him. In the end, Swapna understands the situation and would love to call him as "Daddy". With the help of Kanmani and Swapna, four children devises a plan and plays a mediator between Azhagan and Priya by making them speak on the phone. In the end, both reveal their love through the phone and get united in the end.Mammootty as Azhagappan
Bhanupriya as Priya Ranjan
Madhoo as Swapna
Geetha as Kanmani
Prithviraj as Azhagappan's servant
K. S. Jayalakshmi as Swapna's teacher
Sujitha as Baby (Azhagappan's daughter)
Charle as Television Anchor
Peeli Sivam as Inspector
Showkar Janaki as Doctor
Robert as Azhagappan's son
Suresh Chakravarthy as Chakku
Sonia as Kanmani's sister
Ramya Krishnan in cameo appearance
Madhoo, niece of actress Hema Malini made her acting debut with this film. The song "Kozhi Koovum" was choreographed by Kala and was picturised within two days.
The music was scored by Maragadha Mani . All songs are hit tracks. One particular song was filmed throughout the night. The lyrics were written by Pulamaipithan. The song "Thathithom" is based on Dharmavathi raga. The song "Sangeetha Swarangal" is based on Khaharapriya raga.
- Sangeetha Swarangal by S. P. Balasubramaniam, Sandhya
- Sathi Malli Poocharame by SP. Balasubramaniam
- Mazhaiyum Neeye by SP. Balasubramaniam
- Thudikirathe Nenjam by SP. Balasubramaniam, Chitra
- Thathithom by Chitra
- Nenjamadi Nenjam by SP. Balasubramaniam, Chitra
- Vandhaen Vandhaen by Seerkazhi Sivachidambaram, Malaysia Vasudevan, Chitra
- Avan Thaan Azhagan by Minmini
The song "Sangeetha Swarangal" is spoofed in 2015 movie Vaalu by Santhanam.
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