Kalaingnan (1993)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 33 mins

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This musical, romantic thriller revolves around Inderjeet, who is a handsome pop singer, whose performances are extremely popular amongst young women. However, a shadow of doubt and suspicion falls upon him when beautiful young women around him – a backup singer and another young woman who openly exhibits her love for him – begin turning up dead. When police investigations are inconclusive due to lack of evidence, the backup singer's sister, Divya decides to catch Inderjeet red-handed and gets close to him by pretending that she has also fallen in love with him. Is Inderjeet really a serial killer? Will Divya manage to maintain her objectivity as she gets closer and closer to him?

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Sivaranjani Srikanth

Crew: GB Vijay (Director), Jayanan Vincent (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Thriller

Release Dates: 14 Apr 1993 (India)

Tamil Name: கலைஞன்

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Did you know? Shortly after the release of "Kalaingnan", Kamal Haasan's 1982 Hindi film "Sanam Teri Kasam" was dubbed and released in Tamil as "Paadagan". Still images from his look in Kalaingnan as a pop singer were used for the publicity of the dubbed film. Read More
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as Inderjeet
Special Appearance
as Inderjeet's Assistant
as Dr Harichandra Prasad
as Detective of Police
as Dr Prabhavathy

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, Mano
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Lyricist: Vaali
Playback Singer: KJ Yesudas, S Janaki
Trivia:
Shortly after the release of "Kalaingnan", Kamal Haasan's 1982 Hindi film "Sanam Teri Kasam" was dubbed and released in Tamil as "Paadagan". Still images from his look in Kalaingnan as a pop singer were used for the publicity of the dubbed film.

The director, GB Vijay, later moved away from directing feature films and apprenticed under Rajiv Menon as an ad film maker.

He also played a pivotal role in mentoring Gautham Menon, while he went on to write the dialogues for "Minsara Kanavu" (1997).

The director of this movie, GB Vijay was previously associate director for Prathap Pothan and worked with Kamal Haasan in 1989 film "Vetri Vizha", which was directed by Pothan and produced by Sivaji Productions.