Agni Natchathiram (1988)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 26 mins

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Evocative and exquisitely crafted, this family-oriented romantic drama revolves around the two families of Viswanath, one which is legitimate in the eyes of society, and the other, frowned upon for being illegitimate. This intense tale depicts the complications, controversies and conflict caused by this problem. Entrusted with the task of chairing an inquiry commission involving an influential politician, alcoholic Vishwanath must attempt to deal with issues that he has with in personal life. Namely, his two wives, and their two sons, Gautam and Ashok - who share two things - bitterness at their father, and hatred for each other. How will the destructive relationship between the half-brothers pan out? Will the conflict and animosity between Viswanath's two families ever be resolved?
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Cast: Amala Akkineni, Karthik Muthuraman, Nirosha Radha, Prabhu Ganesan

Crew: Mani Ratnam (Director), PC Sreeram (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Dates: 15 Apr 1988 (India)

Tamil Name: அக்னி நட்சத்திரம்

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Did you know? This movie was a phenomenal success both critically and commercially, completing a 200-day run at the box office, and winning numerous awards and accolades. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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01 
04:37
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KS Chithra
02 
04:25
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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04:42
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Ilaiyaraaja
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04:27
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: S Janaki
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04:41
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
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04:40
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, KS Chithra
Trivia:
This film was dubbed into Telugu with the title 'Gharshana' (not to be confused with the 2004 Telugu film of the same name), and was remade in Hindi as 'Vansh', starring Siddharth Ray and Sudesh Berry.

The soundtrack of this movie was an astronomical success, and is still considered one of the best works of legendary music director, Ilaiyaraaja.

This movie was a phenomenal success both critically and commercially, completing a 200-day run at the box office, and winning numerous awards and accolades.