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Naan Kadavul-Aham Brahmasmi

Arya and Pooja play the lead role in Naan Kadavul. The film was released on February 6, 2009. The movie, which has been in the making for over 3 years has generated immense interest among movie buffs as the previous 3 movies of Bala have been path breaking and have haunted the audience. The film is said to portray the life of an Aghori, who are a sect of sadhus who practice cannibalism.

For astrological reasons, a father leaves his son Rudran (Arya) in Kasi. Years later, repenting his act he goes with his daughter in search of him. He finds him there but is shocked to learn that he has become an Aghori. Nevertheless he brings him back to Tamil Nadu. The story takes a turn here and introduces us to the world of physically and mentally deformed beggars. A world controlled by the cruel Thandavan(Rajendran). Hamsavalli (Pooja) a blind girl is forcefully separated from her troop and made to join the beggars. And sooner she becomes one more of the victims of Thandavan’s cruelty. As expected she turns to Rudran to pull her out of misery and what happens henceforth form the remaining portion of this intriguing movie.

’Naan Kadavul’, which has triggered more controversies than any other films in the recent times, is now in the eye of a new controversy at the time of its completion. It is about a disgusting scene in the climax. It is said that Arya eats human flesh from a dead body in the climax. It is also said that the scene was objected by the producers and that Bala had accepted to consider changing it.

This film features 6 songs composed by Ilaiyaraaja. The audio was released on 1st of January 2009. Lyrics have been penned by Vaali except for the track Pitchai paathiram which has been penned by Ilayaraja himself.

* Om Sivoham – Vijay Prakash
* Kannil paarvai – Shreya Ghoshal
* Matha un kovilil – Madhumitha
* Amma un pillai naan – Sadhana Sargam
* Oru kaatril alaiyum – Ilayaraja
* Pitchai paathiram – Madhu Balakrishnan

All the songs are pleasent to hear and typically the best from The Maestro. I strongly beleive that no one other than the Maestro can use the “Udukkai” so well. As usual he scores well in BG. The song Pitcahi Paathiram sung by Madhu Balakrishan is so good. Hearing First time I thought it was K J Yesudas the legend. Yes, you can feel the grace of him in his voice.

Over all, it is a good movie to watch.


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