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Paruthiveeran (2007)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Romance | 23 February 2007 (India)
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A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.


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Credited cast:
Karthi ... Paruthiveeran (as Karthik Sivakumar)
Priyamani ... Muththazhagu
Saravanan ... Chevvazhai
Ponvannan ... Kazhuvathevan
Sujatha Sujatha ... Kazhuvathevan's wife
Sampath Raj ... Marudhu
'Ganja' Karuppu ... Douglas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:


The story is set in a rural area around Madurai, in the village called Parithiyur. Paruthiveeran (Karthi) is a country brash, He is often arrested for petty crimes. His one ambition in life is to gain enough notoriety to be on TV news and to be thrown into Madras Jail. He often bullies Paruthiyur villagers for money, women and fun. He lives with his doting uncle Chevvaazhai (Saravanan) who pampers and accompanies him in every misbehavior to keep him happy. His cousin Muththazhagu (Priyamani) is the daughter of a caste fanatic who is a prominent person in the village's council. Muththazhagu loves him more than her life, but he remains unmoved and keeps her at bay. As a kid, Paruthiveeran saved her from drowning in a well. And she promises to marry him and be by his side forever. She starts loving him passionately against her parents' will. In order to delay her marriage with anybody else, she fails herself in school to be in the same grade/class. At times he is violent too. When he ... Written by Ameer Sultan

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About 60 debutants, mostly real-time people from the region, appeared in the film. No dubbing artists were involved in the production and all artists were brought to Chennai had dubbed their original voice. See more »


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Bold and Beautiful -
27 September 2010 | by psarjunSee all my reviews

When I got the Ticket, I didn't expect that I am going to a Village called Paruthiyur. Actually I saw each and every Character very near to me. I can smell the village. Its like a Fresh air. I saw the Local Dance and Festival mood.

Karthi (Debut) 's portrayal of the character is impressive and he doesn't look like a debut-ant. He is so confident and have the casualness of an Experienced Actor. Then 'Muthazhagu', Priyamani (National Award Winner) what a Performance!. Her voice is very powerful and is very apt for this particular role. At Many scenes her performance can match any actress in the world and is the best role done by any actress in India in recent times, at a time when actresses are used as a Barbie doll. Saravanan and Kanja Karuppu. They give high level of support to the main cast for delivering the entertaining and tragic story of Paruthiyur.

Yuvan Shankar Raja's Music was a milestone on his way to become the most versatile of all. Let it be the BGM or the Songs, Yuvan scores well and he once again proves this is Yuvan Yugam. After watching the movie at one stress you are not going to forget the song 'Aiyyayyoo' or 'Ariyatha Vayasu'., Masterpiece. Great and Splendid. He is so much talented that he proves again and again.

After Bharathiraja's movies like 16 Vayathinile or Muthal Mariyathe, we had lost the touch of Tamil Earthy Movie thats so realistic and natural. Here comes the Paruthiveeran,. the story is very simple but the way Ameer had handled the script is terrific and hard to convert in letters. I wonder how this movie missed as the entry for best foreign film for Oscars. This is one of the rare movie that shows our tradition and nativity. Watching the movie in big theater will take you literally to the Village, and should watch this in at least Home theater not because this movie has 3D efx like Avatar or Roaring sound of Whistle like Sivaji or Special Efx extravagance Inception but for living along with the characters of the story. To see the beauty and simplicity of the Tamil Nadu Village.

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