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Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
(lit. Seeing itself gives me ecstasy) is a 2001 Tamil-language drama film directed by K. Balachander, who with the project completed one hundred feature films.[1] The film produced by Balachander's home banner Kavithalayaa Productions featured Madhavan and Simran in the leading roles with Lawrence Raghavendra
Lawrence Raghavendra
and Sneha playing other key roles. The film's music is composed by A. R. Rahman whilst A. Venkatesh was cinematographer.[2] Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
tells the story of a couple going through a breakup after the husband is exposed for having a child from a juvenile relationship. It also shows the introduction of love interests for the couple, and if they reconcile forms the crux of the plot. The film released on 14 November 2001 to mixed reviews and became a commercial failure.[3]


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Release and reception 5 Music

5.1 Tamil 5.2 Telugu

6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] Madhava (Madhavan) is a doctor, and a single appearance as hero in a film has made him the heartthrob of thousands of girls. He marries Simi (Simran), but a revelation about his past separates them and takes them as far as divorce. They remain friends though, even going so far as to fix up each other's second marriages. Simi decides to get Madhava married to Chella (Sneha), a nurse at his hospital, while he tries to fix up her marriage with a dancer, Azhagu (Lawrence Raghavendra). In the end, Madhava and Chella's wedding and Simi and Azhagu's wedding are on the same date. Unfortunately, Azhagu then marries his cousin due to his father's greed for wealth. Chella's parents find out about Madhava's past and call off the wedding. In the end Madhava and Simi remarry. Chella marries Kumaran (Vivek), Madhava's colleague, who was interested in her ever since he became Madhava's understudy in the hospital. Cast[edit]

Madhavan as Dr. Madhava Simran as Simi Lawrence Raghavendra
Lawrence Raghavendra
as Azhagu Sneha as Chella Vaali as Bala Cochin Haneefa Thalaivasal Vijay Vivek as Dr. Kumaran Dhamu Manivannan
as Nellai Amaran Nizhalgal Ravi as Mr. Muddaliar Seema as Madhava's mother Vadivukkarasi as Akilam Charle Madhan Bob Kavithalaya Krishnan Mohan V. Raman Mohan Vaidya Mayilsamy Periya Karuppu Thevar Radhika Chaudhari as Rekha Deepa Venkat as Simi's friend Yuvarani Kuyili Dr. Sharmila Viji Chandrasekhar Samuthirakani
as a hospital patient Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
as himself (guest appearance) Ramya Krishnan
Ramya Krishnan
as herself (guest appearance)

Production[edit] Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
was launched as Balachander's 100th film at his office in Chennai. The original cast announced on the day of the launch included noted singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam. However, he was replaced by prominent poet Vaali before the shoot started.[4] Moreover, Raju Sundaram was initially supposed to play the role eventually portrayed by Lawrence in the film.[5] Balachandar managed to select Kamal Haasan
Kamal Haasan
in a guest appearance but failed to do the same with Rajinikanth.[6] A song for the film was shot in Malaysia featuring Madhavan and Sneha.[7] Another was shot at Bekal Fort, Kasargod, in Kerala with Madhavan and Simran which took five days to finish,[8] The introduction song of Madhavan and a team of dancers was shot in Ooty, while a fourth song sequence, with Madhavan and Simran was on the floors of AVM. The fifth was picturised in the Vijaya Vauhini Studios, in sets where Lawrence and Simran danced for the fifth song.[9][10] Release and reception[edit] The film upon release garnered mixed reviews with critics citing it as a "disappointment". A critic claimed that the dialogues was "insipid", the narration "lacklustre" and the film was "a monotonous journey for the audience".[11] Similarly the reviewer from Sify.com labelled the film as "insufferable" and drew criticism to the director and the lead actors, saying that only Vivek's position was the "silver lining".[12] Lolluexpress.com noted that "movie is a big logic failure and disappointment", and praised A. R. Rahman's music, stating that he "didn't disappoint us considering his recent tunes in "STAR" " and Simran's performance as "Simran was too good in many places and only because of her the movie has something to watch".[13] After the commercial failure of Paarthale Paravasam, Balachander felt that the star cast was the reason for the failure and claimed that if it been made with newcomers it would have been successful.[3] Music[edit]

Paarthale Paravasam

Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman

Released 1999

Recorded Panchathan Record Inn

Genre Feature film soundtrack

Length 47:48

Label Sa Re Ga Ma

Producer A. R. Rahman

A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman

Star (2001) Paarthale Paravasam (2001) Alli Arjuna (2002)

The soundtrack was composed by A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
with lyrics by Vaali, Vairamuthu
and Na. Muthukumar.[14] Guitarist
Rashid Ali had his debut as a vocalist through this film. Nithyasree Mahadevan
Nithyasree Mahadevan
told about the making one of the songs, "We did not have any lyrics except the words "Manmadha Masam", when Shankar Mahadevan, Rahman Sir and I started it. So we worked on improvisations with those two words and sent the meter to poet Vaali. Vaali Sir was so overwhelmed with the tune that he said he did not want to pollute it with more words. So the song has a very unusual presentation with minimum lyrics."[15] The track "Love Check" was a fusion number that had just two words "Love Check" with Sivamani's drums.[16] The songs were choreographed by Lawrence Raghavendra; one was picturised from Malaysia.[1] Tamil[edit]

# Title Singer(s) Duration Lyrics

1 "Nee Thaan En Desiya Geetham" K. S. Chithra, Balram 6:15 Vaali

2 "Adhisaya Thirumanam" Sujatha, Sriram Parthasarathy, Kalyani Menon, Sriram Narayan 6:17 Vaali

3 "Moondrezhuthu" Harini, Karthik 4:51 Vaali

4 "Parthale Paravasam" Ganga Sitharasu, A. R. Reihana, Febi Mani, Kanchana 5:32 Na. Muthukumar

5 "Azhagae Sugama" Srinivas, Sadhana Sargam 5:05 Vairamuthu

6 "Azhagae Sugama"-2 Srinivas, Sadhana Sargam 5:30 Vairamuthu

7 "Love Check" Anandan Sivamani, Palakkad Sriram 3:38 Vaali

8 "Manmadha Masam" Shankar Mahadevan, Nithyasree Mahadevan 4:48 Vaali

9 "Naadhir Thinna" Rashid Ali, Thubara 5:48 Vaali


# Title Singer(s)

1 "Manmadha Maasam" Shankar Mahadevan, Nityasree

2 "Cheliya Kushalama" SPB, Sadhana Sargam

3 "Aksharlu Rendaina" Karthik, Harini

4 "Paravasam" Ganga Sitharasu, Febi Mani, Poornima

5 "Athisaya Parinayam" Kalyani Menon, Sujatha, Sriram Parthasarathy

6 "Naadir Dinna" Shankar Mahadevan, SP Shailaja

7 "Neeve Naa Jaateya" P.Balram, K.S.Chithra

8 "Cheliya Kusalama-2" SPB, Sadhana Sargam


^ a b A feast of films. The Hindu. Retrieved 9 November 2001 ^ "rediff.com, Movies:The Rediff Review: Paarthale Paravasam". Rediff.com. 2001-12-04. Retrieved 2012-08-06.  ^ a b "One hundred not out". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 February 2006.  ^ http://archives.chennaionline.com/entertainment/filmplus/paravasam.asp[permanent dead link] ^ "rediff.com, Movies: Simran: Absolutely hot!". Rediff.com. 2001-06-14. Retrieved 2012-08-06.  ^ "Cinema". Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.  ^ [1] ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20020912053904/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/pvasam.asp ^ HostOnNet.com. "BizHat.com - Paarthalae Paravasam Review. Madhavan, Simran, Vivek, Sneha, Manivannan". Movies.bizhat.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.  ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20020917073548/http://www.chennaionline.com/location/ppvasam.asp ^ https://archive.is/20090201093327/http://archives.chennaionline.com/moviereviews/tammov155.asp ^ "Movie Review:Paarthale Paravasam". Sify.com. Retrieved 2012-08-06.  ^ "Movie Review:Paarthale Paravasam". Archived from the original on 1 February 2014.  ^ " Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam
Tamil movie song lyrics". 23 May 2015. Archived from the original on 24 May 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.  ^ "Musical legacy". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 31 July 2009.  ^ [2] Archived 17 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

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K. Balachander

As a director


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(1976) Anthuleni Katha
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(1976) Avargal
(1977) Pattina Pravesam
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(1977) Aaina (1977) Nizhal Nijamagiradhu
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(1983) Kokilamma (1983) Ek Nai Paheli
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(1984) Eradu Rekhegalu (1984) Kalyana Agathigal
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(1990) Azhagan
(1991) Vaaname Ellai
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Paarthale Paravasam
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(2001) Poi (2006)

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(1978) Kazhukan (1979) Netrikkan

See also

Filmography Awards and nominations Kavithalayaa Productions

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Kavithalaya Productions

Key People

K. Balachander Rajam Balachander Pushpa Kandaswamy V. Natarajan

S. P. Muthuraman

(1981) Puthukavithai
(1982) Naan Mahaan Alla (1984) Enakkul Oruvan (1984) Sri Raghavendrar
Sri Raghavendrar
(1985) Velaikaran (1987)

K. Balachander

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(1984) Eradu Rekhegalu (1984) (Kannada) Kalyana Agathigal
Kalyana Agathigal
(1985) Mugila Mallige (1985) (Kannada) Sindhu Bhairavi (1985) Sundara Swapnagalu (1986) (Kannada) Punnagai
Mannan (1986) Manathil Uruthi Vendum
Manathil Uruthi Vendum
(1987) Unnal Mudiyum Thambi
Unnal Mudiyum Thambi
(1988) Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
Pudhu Pudhu Arthangal
(1989) Oru Veedu Iru Vaasal
Oru Veedu Iru Vaasal
(1990) Vaaname Ellai
Vaaname Ellai
(1992) Jaathi Malli
Jaathi Malli
(1993) Duet (1994) Kalki (1996) Paarthale Paravasam
Paarthale Paravasam


Pudhiavan (1984) Poovilangu (1984) Vanna Kanavugal (1987) Siva (1989) Unnai Solli Kutramillai
Unnai Solli Kutramillai


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Thirumathi Oru Vegumathi
(1986) Penmani Aval Kanmani
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(1988) Varavu Nalla Uravu (1990)


Pooveli (1998) Rojavanam (1999) Muriyadi (unreleased)


Nee Pathi Naan Pathi (1991) Appu (2000)


(2003) Ayya (2005)


Anney Anney (1983) Idanilangal (1985) Sigaram
(1991) Annamalai (1992) Roja
(1992) Muthu (1995) Vidukathai (1997) Thulli Thirintha Kaalam (1998) Rajakali Amman (2000) Sri Raja Rajeshwari (2001) Album (2002) Thirumalai
(2003) Idhaya Thirudan (2006) Kuselan
(2008) Thiruvannamalai (2008)

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Discography Awards and nominations

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Paarthale Paravasam
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Live albums

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Concert tours

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