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Sadhu (film)
SADHU also titled SAKTHI is a 1994 Tamil language
Tamil language
film starring Arjun and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles with Vijayakumar , Goundamani and Radha Ravi in pivotal roles. The film marked the debut of Raveena Tandon in Tamil cinema . The film was written and directed by P. Vasu and Ilaiyaraaja provided the musical score. Upon release, Sadhu turned out to be a successful venture. CONTENTS * 1 Cast * 2 Soundtrack * 3 References * 4 External links CAST * Arjun as Sathyamoorthy (Sakthi) * Raveena Tandon * Vijayakumar * Goundamani as Anjukolai Aarumugam/Aarukolai Aarumugam * Radha Ravi * Rajeev * Sethu Vinayagam * KavithaSOUNDTRACKThe soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja and had 4 songs. SADHU SOUNDTRACK ALBUM BY ILAIYARAAJA RELEASED 1994 (1994) LANGUAGE Tamil All lyrics written by Vaali . NO. TITLE SINGERS LENGTH 1. "Ammamma Unnai" K. J. Yesudas 4:44 2. "Ithayame Oh" K. S. Chithra
K. S. Chithra
6:35 3. "Oorariya Pereduththa" Mano , K. S. Chithra
K. S. Chithra
5:00 4. "Paddikirom" Mano , K. S. Chithra
K. S. Chithra
, Arun Mozhi 5:40 5. "Vitta Mochile" Mano , Swarnalatha 4:54REFERENCES * ^ A B "Sadhu". jointscene.com. Retrieved 17 April 2012. * ^ "Sadhu (1994)"
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P. Vasu
P. VASU (born VASUDEVAN PEETHAMBHARAM) is an Indian director , writer and actor who works in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam films. In a career spanning three decades, Vasu has directed over 50 films. CONTENTS * 1 Personal life * 2 Career * 3 Style of Working * 4 Accolades * 5 Filmography * 5.1 As director * 5.2 As an actor * 5.3 As a writer * 5.4 As producer * 6 References PERSONAL LIFEP. Vasu's father, Peethambaram Nair, worked as a make-up man for M.G.R. and N.T.R. in their films during his time. He was one of the leading make-up artists during his period and was elected as the president of the make-up union Tamil Nadu for 30 years. He later went on to become a producer. He produced about 25 films in Tamil and Telugu and became one of the leading producers in the south. He produced with his brother M.C. Sekhar, who was a cinematographer. M.C. Sekhar had worked as a cinematographer for more than 150 films. Peethambharam died on 21 February 2011 at the age of 89. Vasu is an alumnus of Wesley High School, Chennai. Vasu is married to Shanthi and has a son, Sakthi Vasu , who is an actor and a daughter, Abhirami Vasudevan. His mother is Kamala. Vasu's brothers are Vidyasagar and Vimal, and his sisters are Vijaylakshmi, Vasantha and Vanaja. CAREERVasu joined director C. V. Sridhar as an assistant
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Arjun Sarja
ARJUN SARJA (born 15 August 1962 as SRINIVASA SARJA) is an Indian actor, producer and director known for his works predominantly in Tamil cinema . He also starred in a few Telugu , Kannada , and Malayalam films. In 1993, he starred in S. Shankar 's blockbuster _Gentleman _ which opened to positive reviews, while Arjun went on to win the State Award for Best Actor . During this time, he starred in hits such as _Jai Hind _ (1994), _ Karnaa _ (1995), and the crime drama film _Kurudhipunal _ (1995), for which Arjun won positive acclaim for his role while the film became India\'s official entry for the 68th Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film category. In 1999, he starred in the political drama _ Mudhalvan _ (1999). Portraying an ambitious TV journalist who receives the opportunity to become the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for a day, Arjun offered bulk dates for filming the project to Shankar. The film subsequently won positive reviews with Arjun described as having "acquitted himself with aplomb in the challenging role". Arjun received the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor for his role as well as numerous other nominations. Arjun then briefly experimented in softer roles with _ Kannodu Kanbathellam _ (1999) and as an energetic civil service officer in _ Vaanavil _ (2000)
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Raveena Tandon
RAVEENA TANDON is an Indian actress, producer, and former model. She has received one National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards. She attained popularity for her female-centric roles. She has worked in many Bollywood films, though she has appeared in a few movies of Telugu , Tamil and Kannada cinema. Tandon made her acting debut opposite Salman Khan in _Patthar Ke Phool _ (1991), and won a Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year for her performance in the film. During the 1990s, she was part of several commercial successes such as _Dilwale _ (1994), _ Mohra _ (1994), _ Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi _ (1996) and _Ziddi _ (1997), among others. Despite attaining popularity, her main successful period evolved in the early 2000s, when she ventured into more serious roles and turned towards arthouse and parallel cinema . She got high critical acclaim for her performances in films like _Aks _ (2001), _Satta _ (2003), _Shool_ (1999) and _Sandhya_ (2002). She was at the peak of her career in 2002, when she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kalpana Lajmi 's _Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence _ (2001). She had established herself as a leading actress of Bollywood. She was a commercial successful actress of her time . She rose to prominence in the early 2000s. She was praised by many critics for her acting skills. Apart from acting she has also been involved with many social organizations
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Vijayakumar (actor)
VIJAYAKUMAR is a Tamil film actor and politician. Along with predominant work in Tamil cinema since 1973, he has acted in a few Hindi , Malayalam and Telugu movies. He also works in television serials. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Professional career * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 Television * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEVijayakumar was born in Nattuchalai , Pattukkottai taluk, Thanjavur dist, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, India. His birth name Panchaksharam was changed as Vijayakumar for film. He debuted in the 1961 Tamil movie Sri Valli . Again in 1964 with the help of his uncle, he came to Chennai
Chennai
and tried for chances but could not make it but he only got a small role in the movie Kandhan Karunai as one of the devargal, arrested by the Asura king, Surapadma. Later in 1973 he got an offer to act in films. His first major role was in Kailasam Balachander 's Aval Oru Thodar Kathai in 1974. PROFESSIONAL CAREERHis journey in filmdom began as a child actor in the film Sri Valli in 1961. Vijaykumar was the little Lord Murugan in 'Sri Valli' starring Sivaji Ganesan and Padmini. But not many offers were forthcoming for the little actor, he was supposed to play Lord Murugan in Kandhan Karunai but instead Sivakumar played that role. Vijayakumar acted as a small role as one of the Lords that was arrested by Surapadman
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Goundamani
SUBRAMANI KARUPPAIYA (born 25 May), known by his stage name GOUNDAMANI, is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil . His real name "Mani" got the "Counter" prefix for his ability to give counter on the spot and off the script (as a warning to his co artiste to be prepared) on stage and during shooting which eventually evolved into Goundamani
Goundamani
as per Bhagyaraj who was writing scripts and title credits for Bharathiraja in his early days during the movie _16 Vayathinile_.. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Filmography * 3 Uncredited roles * 3.1 1960s * 3.2 1970s * 4 As actor * 4.1 1980s * 4.2 1990s * 4.3 2000s * 4.4 2010s * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Goundamani
Goundamani
was born as Subramani in Kannampalayam , a village near Coimbatore
Coimbatore
, Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, India
India
. His father is Karuppaiya and mother is Annam (Kaliamma).He is married to Shanthi and has 2 children. He entered into the Tamil film industry due to his strong theatrical background. He is popular of giving counter to the co- actors during stage performance which garnered him the name " Counter Mani". This in Tamil polyglot became as stage name "Goundamani"
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Radha Ravi
RADHA RAVI (born 29 July 1952) is an Indian film and television actor , who played supporting roles throughout his career. He is the son of yesteryear actor M. R. Radha
M. R. Radha
and the uncle of Vasu Vikram and half-brother of Raadhika Sarathkumar . He is a former chief member of the South Indian Film
Film
Artistes\' Association . He is known for his roles as an antagonist in Tamil films and a he acted in Chellamae serial. He is also known for his controversial criticism of other film personalities. He was awarded with 'Dato-ship' in Malaysia. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Controversies * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Films * 3.2 Television
Television
* 3.3 Dubbing artist * 4 References CAREER Radha Ravi was born on 29 July 1952 to the well-known actor M. R. Radha (Mohan Rajagopala Radhakrishnan Naidu) and Dhanalakshmiammal. He has one brother, M. R. R. Vasu, and three sisters: Rashya, Rani and Rathikala. Having started his career as a theatre artiste, he still associates himself with plays. He is a man with diverse interests. He played the role of Julius Caesar in a Tamil drama when he was in the ninth standard. During his New College days, both his friends, Jailani and Rafee helped him to pursue his passion for theatre. He performed for actor V. K. Ramasamy troupe, M. R. R. Vasu troupe, T. K. Chandran troupe and the UAA troupe
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Ilaiyaraaja
ILAIYARAAJA இளையராஜா (born 2 June 1943 as GNANATHESIKAN) is an Indian film composer who works in the South Indian cinema but predominantly in Tamil since the late 1970s. Widely regarded as the greatest indian music composer of all time, Ilaiyaraaja is also an instrumentalist, conductor , singer, and songwriter . He has composed more than 6000 songs and provided film scores for more than 1000 films, particularly being acclaimed for his background scores . Singers S. P. Balasubrahmanyam , K. S. Chithra and S. Janaki have sung more of his songs than any other singers. He integrated folk—in Tamil—and introduced western musical sensibilities into the South Indian musical mainstream. Ilaiyaraja is also known for creating music by fusing symphonic orchestration with traditional Indian instrumentation , often performed by Budapest Symphony Orchestra . In 1993 he organised a full symphony performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and thus became the First Indian to compose a full symphony, with Ravi Shankar being the only other Indian to do so. He is also the first Asian to compose a full symphony performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has won five Indian National Film Awards (the highest film honor in India ); three for Best Music Direction and two for Best Background Score
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Tamil Language
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Singapore
Singapore
India
India
: * Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
* Puducherry * Andaman line-height:1.1em; padding-right:0.5em;"> Recognised minority language in Malaysia
Malaysia
Mauritius
Mauritius
South Africa
South Africa
LANGUAGE CODES ISO 639-1 ta ISO 639-2 tam ISO 639-3 Variously: tam – Modern Tamil oty – Old Tamil ptq – Pattapu Bhashai LINGUIST LIST oty Old Tamil GLOTTOLOG tami1289 Modern Tamil
Modern Tamil
oldt1248 Old Tamil LINGUASPHERE 49-EBE-a THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS IPA PHONETIC SYMBOLS. Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. For an introductory guide on IPA symbols, see Help:IPA . THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS INDIC TEXT . Without proper rendering support , you may see question marks or boxes , misplaced vowels or missing conjuncts instead of Indic text. Tamil is written in a non-Latin script
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Tamil Cinema
TAMIL CINEMA refers to Indian motion pictures produced in the language of Tamil . Based in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, the hub of the Tamil film industry is in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai
Chennai
. KOLLYWOOD is a colloquial term used to describe this industry, the word being a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and Hollywood
Hollywood
. Tamil cinema
Tamil cinema
has been described as the second leading industry of South Indian cinema , after Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
and accounting for the third-largest global box office gross after Hindi cinema (also known as Bollywood
Bollywood
) and Telugu cinema
Telugu cinema
among all Indian film industries. The first Tamil silent film, _ Keechaka Vadham
Keechaka Vadham
_, was made by R. Nataraja Mudaliar in 1918. The first talking motion picture, _Kalidas _, was a multilingual and was released on 31 October 1931, less than seven months after India's first talking motion picture _ Alam Ara _. By the end of the 1930s, the legislature of the State of Madras passed the Entertainment Tax Act of 1939
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Soundtrack Album
A SOUNDTRACK ALBUM is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show . The first such album to be commercially released was Walt Disney
Walt Disney
's _Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs _, the soundtrack to the film of the same name , in 1938. The first soundtrack album of a film's orchestral score was that for Alexander Korda
Alexander Korda
's 1942 film _Jungle Book _, composed by Miklós Rózsa . However, this album added the voice of Sabu , the film's star, narrating the story in character as Mowgli. CONTENTS* 1 Description * 1.1 Extra tracks * 1.2 Popularity in cultures * 2 See also * 3 References DESCRIPTIONIn advertisements or store listings, soundtrack albums are sometimes confused with original cast albums . These are albums made with the original stage cast of a Broadway musical, and are recorded by the cast either in live performance or in a studio, not transferred from a movie soundtrack. In some cases, recorded dialogue may be incorporated into the soundtrack album
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Vaali (poet)
VAALI (born T. S. RANGARAJAN; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2014) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil , had a five-decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in a number of films, including Sathya , Hey Ram , Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai . He was honoured by the Government of India
India
with the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
, India's fourth highest civilian honour. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 2.1 Books * 3 Filmography * 3.1 As Lyricist * 3.1.1 2010s * 3.1.2 2000s * 3.1.3 1990s * 3.1.4 1980s * 3.1.5 1950s–1970s * 3.2 As Actor
Actor
* 3.3 As Director * 3.4 As Writer
Writer
* 3.5 Television * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYVaali moved to Madras in the 1950s seeking an opportunity in Tamil film industry. In the 1960s and 1970s, he received patronage from actor M. G. Ramachandran and became a successful lyricist, in competition with poet Kannadasan , which he had chronicled in his autobiography Naanum Indha Nootrandum. Vaali has also authored other books such as Avathara Purushan, Pandavar Bhoomi, Ramanuja Kaviyam, Krishna Vijayam, Thamizh Kadavul, Kalaignar Kaviyam, Krishna Bhakthan and Vaaliba vaali. His song "Amma Endru Azhaikatha Uyir Illaiye" is carved in the stone in a temple in Trichy
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K. J. Yesudas
KATTASSERY JOSEPH YESUDAS (born 10 January 1940) is an Indian Carnatic musician and film playback singer. Yesudas sings Indian classical, devotional and cinematic songs. He has recorded more than 50,000 songs in a number of Indian languages as well as Russian, Arabic , Latin and English during a career spanning more than five decades. He has performed in most Indian languages except Assamese , Konkani and Kashmiri . He also composed a number of Malayalam film songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Yesudas is fondly called _Gana Gandharvan_ (_The Celestial Singer_). He is also known as a Cultural Icon of Malayalam language - as well as of its ethnic group spread across the world - due largely to the fact that his songs have been profoundly ingrained into the minds of Malayalam speaking people for five decades. Yesudas has won the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer seven times, 5 Filmfare Awards and the State Award for the Best Playback Singer 43 times, which consists of awards by the state governments of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and West Bengal. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1975, the Padma Bhushan in 2002 and Padma Vibhushan in 2017 by the Government of India for his contributions towards the arts
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K. S. Chithra
KRISHNAN NAIR SHANTAKUMARI CHITHRA, often credited as K. S. CHITHRA or simply CHITHRA, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala
Kerala
. Chithra also sings Indian classical , devotional, and popular music. She has sung in a number of Indian languages as well as Urdu , Latin , Arabic , Sinhalese and English . She has recorded more than 25,000 Songs
Songs
for various films and albums. She is a recipient of six National Film Awards , seven Filmfare Awards South and 34 different state film awards. She has won all the four south Indian state film awards. She was honored with India
India
's civilian honor Padma Shri
Padma Shri
in 2005. She is considered to be the first Indian woman to be honoured by House Of Commons , British Parliament , United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. She is considered to be the only South Indian
South Indian
female singer who presented her maiden concert in the world's prestigious concert hall Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Hall
in London
London

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Mano (singer)
Nagoor Babu, known by his stage name Mano, is an Indian playback singer, voice-over artist, actor, producer, television anchor and music composer. He is a recipient of several awards such as the Nandi Awards from the Government of Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
and Kalaimamani
Kalaimamani
award from the Government of Tamil Nadu. Mano has recorded more than 30,000 songs for various Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Oriya and Bollywood films.[2] He has also performed for over 3000 live concerts across the continents.[3] Notably, he has recorded 2,000 songs for music director Ilayaraja.Contents1 Early life and background 2 Statistics 3 Career3.1 Early days and debut 3.2 Name change and association with Ilaiyaraaja 3.3 Voice modulation and its success 3.4 Voice-over dubbing 3.5 Music composing and producing 3.6 Television works4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 Awards 7 References 8 External linksEarly life an