Chandramukhi Scenes Tamil

Chandramukhi
Devdas character
Created bySarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Portrayed byChandrabati Devi
Vyjayanthimala
Madhuri Dixit
Kalki Koechlin
Anwara
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In-universe information
AliasChandrika
NicknameLeni
RaceIndian people
GenderFemale
OccupationTawaif
Courtesan
SpouseDevdas Mukherjee
ReligionHindu

Chandramukhi is one of the pivotal characters in the 1917 Bengali novelDevdas by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Her character was inspired by the Hindumystical singer Meera, who devoted her life to Lord Krishna; similarly Chandramukhi devoted her life to Devdas.[1] Chandramukhi is portrayed as a hooker with a heart of gold in the novel and its film adaptations.[2] Chandramukhi means 'moon faced' or 'as beautiful as the moon' in Sanskrit.[3]

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In the novel[edit]

Chandramukhi is a courtesan who lives in Calcutta also known as Kolkata. She is considered the most beautiful and richest prostitute in the area of Chitpur.[4] She is first introduced to Devdas by Chunnilal, who returns to Calcutta heartbroken after the marriage of Parvathi 'Paro'. Devdas, disgusted over Chandramukhi's profession insults her and leaves her kotha. Chandramukhi, impressed by Devdas's attitude, later falls in love with him after realizing his steadfast love for Paro. She leaves her profession for Devdas and convinces him to marry her; he, however, has to reluctantly reject her offer as he has devoted his life to Paro. In return, Chandramukhi does not force him to be with her but waits patiently for him. Subsequently, she also moves to Ashthajhari village, where she lives in a muddy house located at the bank of a river and helps the needy. After some struggle, she meets with Devdas again, who now accepts her love.

In the film[edit]

Chandrabati Devi as Chandramukhi and Pramathesh Barua as Devdas in the 1935 Bengali filmDevdas

In most of the film adaptations of Devdas, the story of Chandramukhi is similar to the novel. However, in most of the films her humanitarian work in helping the needy is not depicted. Unlike in the novel, a scene in which Chandramukhi and Parvathi meet was added in Bimal Roy's 1955 version when Paro, played by Suchitra Sen riding in a human rickshaw, comes across Chandramukhi, played by Vyjayanthimala, who just stares at Paro without a single word being exchanged between them.[5] The meeting scene of Paro and Chandramukhi in the 1955 version was still regarded as one of the memorable scene in Bollywood with the background music adding the impact to the scene.[6] In the 2002 version, the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, extended the interaction between Paro and Chandramukhi, also showing them dancing together to the hit song 'Dola Re Dola'.[7]

Performers[edit]

Tamil
YearTitleEssayed byLanguageOther castNotes
DevdasParo
1928DevdasNiharbala / Miss ParulSilentPhani SharmaTarakbala
1935DevdasChandrabati DeviBengaliP.C. BaruaJamuna Baruah
1936DevdasT. R. RajakumariHindiK.L. SaigalJamuna Baruah
1937DevdasMohiniAssamesePhani SharmaZubeida
1953DevadasuLalithaTelugu, TamilAkkineni Nageswara RaoSavitri
1955DevdasVyjayanthimalaHindiDilip KumarSuchitra Sen
1955Good Bye My LoverMolly LimMalayS. Roomai NoorChang Lai LaiMalaysian film; also known as Selamat Tinggal, Kekasihku[8]
1965DevdasNayyar SultanaUrduHabib TaalishShamim AraPakistani film
1974DevadasuJayanthiTeluguGhattamaneni KrishnaVijaya Nirmala
1979DevdasSupriya ChoudhuryBengaliSoumitra ChatterjeeSumitra Mukherjeealso known as Debdas
1982DevdasAnwaraBengaliBulbul AhmedKabori SarwarBangladeshi film
1989DevadasRamya KrishnanMalayalamVenu NagavallyParvathy
2002DevdasIndrani HalderBengaliPrasenjit ChatterjeeArpita Pal
2002DevdasMadhuri DixitHindiShah Rukh KhanAishwarya Rai
2009Dev.DKalki KoechlinHindiAbhay DeolMahi GillA modern-day take on Devdas
2010DevdasMeeraUrduNadeem ShahZara ShaikhPakistani film
2013DevdasMoushumiBengaliShakib KhanApu BiswasBangladeshi film
2017DeviShataf FigarBengaliPaoli DamShubh Mukherjeemodern-day take on Devdas
genderbent versions of characters
2017 – presentDev DDSanjay SuriHindiAsheema VardaanAkhil Kapoorweb series
modern-day take on Devdas
genderbent versions of characters
2018Daas DevAditi Rao HydariHindiRahul BhattRicha Chaddamodern-day take on Devdas

Social impact[edit]

Chandramukhi is one of the first characters in an Indian novel to deal with prostitution.[9] She was often depicted as a prostitute with a heart of gold.[10] The character of Chandramukhi had paved the way for other portrayals of prostitutes in films like Sadhna, Pyaasa and Pakeezah.[11] Actresses such as Nargis, Suraiya and Bina Rai refused to enact the role of a prostitute in the 1955 film of Devdas, which later went to Vyjayanthimala.[12]

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Legacy[edit]

Chandramukhi was well-received in India by critics. In 2006, Rediff listed Chandramukhi in their list of 'Bollywood's Best Tawaif'.[13]Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India also ranked Chandramukhi at #5 in his list 'Tart with a heart', saying that 'The egotistical Paro may have given her boy friend the goby, but self-sacricficing Chandramukhi was willing to put everything on hold — her livelihood too — for her lover'.[14]

Awards[edit]

There are many actresses who have portrayed Chandramukhi in film adaptations of Devdas. The first notable award was won by Vyjayanthimala in 1956 when she won the Filmfare Awards, known as Bollywood's Oscar,[15] in the Supporting Actress category. However, she was also the first person to decline the award, as she thought that her role was not a supporting one but was of equal importance and parallel to that of Parvathy in the 1955 version.[16] Other actresses who played Chandramukhi in Hindi versions of the novel have also won this award.[13]

The following are awards and nominations received by actresses who have played the role of Chandramukhi in film:

YearFilmNomineeAwardResultNoteRef.
1957DevdasVyjayanthimalaFilmfare Award for Best Supporting ActressWonShe refused to accept the award as she thought that Chandramukhi and Parvathi were parallel roles and not a main and a supporting role[17]
[18]
[19]
[20]
[21]
2002DevdasMadhuri DixitFilmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress
Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress
Zee Cine Award for Best Actor – FemaleNominated
IIFA Award for Best Actress
2010Dev.DKalki KoechlinFilmfare Award for Best Supporting ActressWon
Stardust Award for Breakthrough Performance – FemaleNominated
2013DevdasMoushumiBangladesh National Film Award for Best ActressWon
Meril-Prothom Alo Award for Best Film Actress (people’s choice)Nom[22]

See also[edit]

  • Chandramukhi (2005) Tamil film

References[edit]

  1. ^Guha, Srejara (2002). Devdas: a novel. Penguin Books. p. 9. ISBN978-0-14-302926-7. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  2. ^Vidya Pradhan (21 Jan 2008). 'Heart of gold, speckled with sin'. The Hindu. Retrieved 16 Feb 2012.
  3. ^Ghose, Anindita (August 2006). 'Of Names of Women in Hindi Cinema: An Exploration in Semantics'(PDF). e-Social Sciences. p. 11. Archived from the original(PDF) on 2011-04-10. Retrieved 16 Feb 2012. Madhuri Dixit in ‘Devdas’ (2002) is Chandramukhi which means ‘moon faced’.
  4. ^Shubha Tiwari (2005). Indian fiction in English translation. New Delhi Atlantic Publication. p. 151. ISBN978-81-269-0450-1. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  5. ^Corey K. Creekmur (13 December 2001). 'The Devdas Phenomenon'. University of Iowa. Archived from the original on 13 January 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  6. ^Vijay Lokapally (20 February 2009). 'Devdas (1955)'. The Hindu. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  7. ^'Fighting Queens'. Outlook (magazine). 13 December 2001. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  8. ^Allan Koay (2 Apr 2007). 'A new era'. The Star (Malaysia). Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 22 Feb 2012.
  9. ^Lindsay J. Proudfoot, M. M. Roche (2005). (Dis)placing empire: renegotiating British colonial geographies. Ashgate Publishing Limited. p. 160. ISBN0-7546-4213-5. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  10. ^Sumita S. Chakravarty (1993). National identity in Indian popular cinema, 1947-1987. Harward Academic Publication. p. 271. ISBN978-0-292-71156-3. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  11. ^Meghnad Desai (2004). Nehru's hero Dilip Kumar in the life of India. Lotus Collection, Roli Books. p. 95. ISBN978-81-7436-311-4. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  12. ^Lata Khubchandani (5 Jul 2002). ''I did not approve of Vyjayanthimala as Chandramukhi''. Rediff. Retrieved 18 Feb 2012.
  13. ^ abDinesh Raheja (30 Oct 2006). 'Bollywood's top tawaifs'. Rediff. Retrieved 18 Feb 2012.
  14. ^Nikhat Kazmi (16 January 2006). 'Tart with a heart'. The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  15. ^Mishra, Vijay, Bollywood Cinema: A Critical Genealogy(PDF), Victoria University of Wellington, p. 9, archived from the original(PDF) on 2012-09-24, retrieved 2012-02-18
  16. ^Sheela Bhatt (22 Jun 2012). 'A star spangled evening'. Mumbai, Maharashtra: Rediff. Retrieved 18 Feb 2012.
  17. ^'Vyjayanthimala'. Upperstall. Retrieved 16 Feb 2012.
  18. ^'The Winners – 1956'. Indiatimes. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  19. ^Subhash K. Jha (2003-02-22). 'Shah Rukh, Ash, Ajay Devgan's rich haul'. Rediff. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  20. ^Raymond Ronamai. 'The winners of the 55th Filmfare Awards are...'Oneindia.in. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  21. ^Bollywood Hungama News Network (2010-01-16). 'Nominations for Max Stardust Awards 2010'. Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 2012-02-16.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^'মেরিল—প্রথম আলো পুরস্কার ২০১৩' [Meril Prothom Alo Award, 2013]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). April 17, 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Chandramukhi on IMDb
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Apthamitra
Directed byP. Vasu
Produced byDwarakish
Written byV. R. Bhaskar(Dialogues)
Screenplay byP. Vasu
Story byMadhu muttam
Based onManichitrathazhu (Malayalam)
Starring
Music byGurukiran
CinematographyRamesh Babu
Edited byN. P. Satish
Dwarakish Chithra
  • 27 August 2004
2 hours 26 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageKannada
Budget₹70 million
Box office200 million (US$2.8 million)[1][better source needed]

Apthamitra (transl. Close friend) is a 2004 Indian Kannada-language horror film directed by P. Vasu, and starring Vishnuvardhan, Ramesh Arvind, Soundarya, Avinash and others. This was actress Soundarya's last film. It is an official remake of the 1993 Malayalam filmManichithrathazhu with a few scenes based on the 1997 Malayalam film Aaram Thampuran. The movie was dubbed in Telugu as Soundharya Chandramukhi. The movie was dubbed in Hindi as Chandramukhi ka Bhool Bhulaiya Mahal. The film ran for one year in the main theaters across Karnataka. Apthamitra was later followed by its sequel, Aptharakshaka (2010). P. Vasu also remade the movie in Tamil in 2005 as Chandramukhi.

Plot[edit]

Ramesh (Ramesh Arvind) and Ganga (Soundarya) are married couple who recently move into Mysore to buy an ancient palace, against the wishes of his uncles and elders (Dwarakish & Pramila Joshai) of the family. His uncle agrees to reside with them with his two daughters Vani and Hema, on one condition that the room on the first floor which is locked and sealed should not be visited by anyone in the family. They have their care-taker Rangajja (Shivaram) who lives in the outhouse with his granddaughter Sowmya (Prema).

During their stay in the house they come to know that this palace earlier belonged to Raja Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur. He had a court dancer named Nagavalli from Andhra Pradesh, whom he was in love with. But Nagavalli already loved a fellow dancer named Ramanatha, who used to reside in a house just behind the palace. When the Raja came to know of their affair on an Durgashtami day, he be-headed Dancer Ramanatha and burned Nagavalli alive. Nagavalli vowed at the time of her death that she would seek revenge of her death from the Raja by burning him alive on very same Durgashtami day, as like her.

Strange things start to happen in the palace and everyone suspect Sowmya, who is always found at the place of the incident. So, Ramesh calls in his psychiatrist friend Vijay (Vishnuvardhan) to help him clear of the misconceptions regarding the palace and its history. Ramesh's uncle (Satyajit) is not happy with the way Vijay functions and is always very suspectful of him. Vani, Ramesh's cousin is in love with an orphan-dance teacher who incidentally resides in the same house behind the palace. Vijay comes to know of this and tells Ramesh's uncle about this and the alliance is approved by all in the family and their marriage is fixed.

When the whole family is out of town to visit Mahadev, to decide his wedding with Vani, Ganga with help from Sowmya opens the room in the first floor with the key given by Sowmya. While she entered the room, Sowmya comes running to tell not to open the door as the key-maker who made the key had died. But Ganga told her not to believe on this superstitions.

During this time there are attempts to kill Ramesh by someone unknown, which every time is foiled by Vijay. Even Vani is attacked once by someone unknown. So Ramesh's uncle calls upon an Acharya Ramachandra Shastri (Avinash) to perform some Shanti pooja upon the palace. Though Ramesh is not interested in all these proceedings he agrees on advice of Vijay.

On the eve of Engagement ceremony of Mahadev and Vani, Ganga accuses Mahadev of trying to molest her - which is refused by both Mahdev and Vijay. Upon hearing this Ramesh gets angry upon Vijay and shouts at him to get out of his house. Acharya stops the family from doing so and asks Vijay to tell them the mystery behind the strange incidents.

Vijay reveals to everyone that Ganga is behind all the strange incidents and she only tried to kill Ramesh and Vani. Ganga who visited the first floor room was enamoured by Nagavalli and her diary. Since Ganga suffered from Multiple personality disorder or Split personality disorder, the mystery behind Nagavalli's story compelled her to assume herself as Nagavalli, compelling the spirit of Nagavalli to enter her body. She (Nagavalli inside Ganga) now intends to kill Vijay as he had posed in front of her as Raja Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur, on the coming Durgashtami day as vowed by Nagavalli while dying. Vijay explains to everyone that since Nagavalli inside Ganga thinks that Mahadev is the dancer Ramnath. Vijay on Durgashtami Day, makes Nagavalli (Ganga) believe that he himself is the king, and employs a sophisticated system to make Nagavalli burn a dummy with his image on it. Nagavalli satisfies herself and leaves Ganga's body. Vijay is also safe. Vijay helps Ganga psychologically later to regain herself. Ramesh thanks Vijay for his help.

Cast[edit]

  • Vishnuvardhan as Dr. Vijay / Vijaya Rajendra Bahaddur/Captain
  • Ramesh Aravind as Ramesh/Vice Captain
  • Soundarya as Ganga / Nagavalli (Voice dubbed by Shashikala)
  • Prema as Sowmya
  • Dwarakish as Mukunda
  • Avinash as Acharya Ramachandra Shastri
  • Pramila Joshai as Rukku
  • Shivaram as Rangajja
  • Satyajit as Shivananda
  • Shridhar Jain as Dancer & Prof. Mahadev
  • Sneha Eshwar as vani
  • Bhoomika Shetty as Hema

Soundtrack[edit]

Apthamitra
Soundtrack album by
Released26 July 2004
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length28:42
LanguageKannada
LabelAlpha Digitech
Gurukiran chronology
Kanti
(2004)
Apthamitra
(2004)
Omkara
(2004)

Gurukiran scored the film's background music and composed for its soundtrack, with lyrics for the tracks written by V. Manohar, Kaviraj, V. Nagendra Prasad and Goturi. The soundtrack album consists of six tracks.[2] The track Kaalavannu Tadeyoru was taken from the 1977 film, Kittu Puttu which had Dwarakish and Vishnuvardhan playing the lead roles as well, alongside Manjula, the lyrics for which was written by Chi. Udayashankar.

Track list
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1.'Anku Donku'V. ManoharS. P. Balasubramanyam, Chithra4:40
2.'Kaalavannu Tadeyoru'Chi. UdayashankarHariharan, Gurukiran5:05
3.'Kana Kanade'KavirajMadhu Balakrishnan5:01
4.'Pata Pata'V. Nagendra PrasadUdit Narayan, Chithra4:32
5.'Baara Baara'GoturiRajesh Krishnan, Nanditha4:43
6.'Raa Raa'GoturiNithyashree Mahadevan, Rajesh Krishnan4:41
Total length:28:42

Awards[edit]

52nd Filmfare Awards South
Chandramukhi Scenes Tamil

The film, won five Filmfare Awards that includes:[3]

  • Best Film – Kannada: Dwarakish
  • Best Director – Kannada: P. Vasu
  • Best Actor – Kannada: Vishnuvardhan
  • Best Actress – Kannada: Soundarya
  • Best Music Director – Kannada: Gurukiran

References[edit]

Chandramukhi Tamil Movie Download

  1. ^''Nammanna' complete!'. sify.com. 12 October 2005.
  2. ^'Apthamitra (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - EP'. iTunes. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  3. ^News from Viggy.com [1].

External links[edit]

  • Apthamitra on IMDb

Chandramukhi Tamil Movie Songs

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