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Sadhu (film)
SADHU also titled SAKTHI is a 1994 Tamil language film starring Arjun and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles with Vijayakumar , Goundamani
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
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
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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
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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
Kannada
, and Malayalam
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
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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
Bollywood
films, though she has appeared in a few movies of Telugu , Tamil and Kannada cinema. Tandon made her acting debut opposite Salman Khan
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
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
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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
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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_.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 , 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
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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
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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 in 2005. She is considered to be the first Indian woman to be honoured by House Of Commons , British Parliament , United Kingdom