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Director  Balu Mahendra
Release date  June 28, 1984 (India)
Country  India
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Music
Duration  
Language  Tamil
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Release date  28 June 1984
Songs  Adiye Manam Nilluna
Cast  Thiagarajan (Arun), Archana, Bhanu Chander, Silk Smitha, Poornima Jayaram

Neengal Kettavai (English: (lit.) Listener's choice) is a 1984 Tamil film written and directed by Balu Mahendra, starring Thiagarajan, Bhanu Chander, Archana and Silk Smitha in major roles. The film featured Jaishankar as the main antagonist in an extended cameo. Ilaiyaraaja's soundtrack and background score was highly acclaimed upon release.

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Plot

Poornima Jayaram, a widow living in Ooty leads a peaceful life with her two sons. Jaishankar, a tourist who visits the place gets tempted and rapes her. In the act, Pornima dies leaving her two sons who witness the murder. The eldest son (Bhanu Chander) is raised by his maternal uncle while the younger brother (Thiagarajan) joins a blind music teacher as he has great interest in music. Years later he becomes a great singer. Meanwhile, his brother is trained effectively by his uncle learning martial arts with the intention of avenging the death of his mother as he very well remembers the culprit's face. With a turn of events leading to both sons joining together and take revenge for their mother's death forms the rest of the story.

Cast

  • Thiagarajan as Arun
  • Bhanu Chander as Ramu
  • Archana as Radha
  • Silk Smitha
  • Poornima Jayaram
  • Y. Gee. Mahendra
  • J. V. Somayajulu as music teacher
  • Balan K. Nair
  • Senthamarai
  • Vanitha Krishnachandran
  • Thengai Srinivasan
  • Madhan Bob
  • Jaishankar
  • Production

    Archana made her Tamil cinema debut through the film. The film unlike Mahendra's previous ventures was an "outright commercial picture". Mahendra later claimed that he made the film to prove to critics that he could make commercial films. Despite being a box-office success, the film did not prompt Mahendra to make more films of the same genre. A few scenes were shot at the VGP golden beach.

    Soundtrack

    The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The album comprised six songs and was highly successful.

    References

    Neengal Kettavai Wikipedia
    Neengal Kettavai IMDb


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