Avatharam (1995 film)
|Edited by||M. N. Raja|
Avatharam (English: Incarnation) is a 1995 Tamil musical film written and directed by Nassar, making his directorial debut. The film features Nassar and Revathi in lead roles. The film, produced by Vaidyanathan, had musical score by Ilaiyaraaja and was released on 9 June 1995 to critical acclaim.
Kuppusamy (Nassar), an innocent man, dreams to perform in Pandi's troupe. Pandi (Delhi Ganesh) is a respected male troupe leader, and the troupe performs in Hindu festivals. Baasi (Bala Singh) is expelled from the troupe for his bad behaviour. Finally, Pandi accepts Kuppusamy into his troupe. Ponnamma (Revathi), Pandi's daughter, a blind girl, falls in love with Kuppusamy. For some time, the festivals organizers prefer female dancers. Pandi dies during a stage performance and the troupe splits up. Kuppusamy leaves the village with Ponnamma to become a cinema actor. There, they meet Baasi and he accommodates them. Baasi rapes Ponnamma and kills her. Kuppusamy is sent to a mental hospital but he manages to escape. Kuppusamy is determined to take revenge.
- Nassar as Kuppusamy
- Revathi as Ponnamma
- Bala Singh as Baasi
- Srividya as an advocate
- Delhi Ganesh as Pandi
- Venniradai Moorthy as Singaram
- Sachu as Singaram's wife
- Kaka Radhakrishnan
- Junior Balaiah as Krishna
- Murali Kumar as Pungavanam
- Shanmugasundari as Marudhayi
- Vincent Roy as a police officer
|Soundtrack album by Ilaiyaraaja|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
All lyrics written by Vaali, except where noted.
|1.||"Arithaaratha Poosikolla Aasai"||Ilaiyaraaja, S. Janaki||5:53|
|3.||"Kanni Randil Etri Vaikkum"||Chorus||2:53|
|4.||"Oru Gundu Mani Kulunguthadi"||Ilaiyaraaja||5:01|
|5.||"Thendral Vanthu Theendumbothu"||Ilaiyaraaja , S. Janaki||5:24|
|6.||"Thondru Thottu Indru Varai" (Muthu Koothan)||Malaysia Vasudevan||5:32|
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