144 (film)

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144
144 tamil poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byG. Manikandan
Produced byC. V. Kumar,
Abinesh Elangovan
Story byVasanthakaala Kutrangal
by Sujatha
StarringShiva
Ashok Selvan
Oviya
Sruthi Ramakrishnan
Music bySean Roldan
CinematographyR. B. Gurudev
Edited byLeo John Paul
Production
company
Thirukumaran Entertainment,
Abi & Abi Pictures
Release date
27 November 2015
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

144 is a 2015 Tamil comedy film directed by G. Manikandan and produced by C. V. Kumar, starring Shiva, Ashok Selvan, Oviya and Shruthi Ramakrishnan in the leading roles.[1] The film's plot is partially inspired by the novel Vasanthakaala Kutrangal written by Sujatha.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was launched by producer C. V. Kumar with new director Manikandan, and it began shooting in February 2015, with a principal cast of Shiva, Ashok Selvan, Oviya and Sruthi Ramakrishnan.[2] The team shot scenes in Madurai, with Ashok Selvan portraying an illegal car racer.[3] After a single long filming schedule, the film was announced to be nearing completion by April 2015.[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

144
Soundtrack album by
Released30 October 2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTamil
LabelThink Music
ProducerSean Roldan
Sean Roldan chronology
Aadama Jaichomada
(2014)
144
(2015)
Joker
(2016)

Music and soundtracks were composed by Sean Roldan. The soundtrack features six songs, the lyrics for which were written by Kabilan, Sean Roldan, Vivek, Karaikudi and Bharathi Ganesan. Behindwoods rated the album 2.5 out of 5 and called it "An album laced with good energy and fun moments, but falls short of the expectations from a Sean Roldan fare."[5]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Vinai Theerkum Pillayada"Sean Roldan, Sathyaprakash & Shenbagaraj3:42
2."Poove Pooviname"Sean Roldan, Chinmayi3:10
3."Kenathakaanum Kenathakaanum"Anthony Daasan, Malavika Sundar4:17
4."Velamarapattayum"Shenbagaraj1:23
5."Aagaa"Hariharasudhan3:06
6."Kaasu Kadacha Loose Pudikkum"Anthony Daasan, Gowrishankar & Susha2:54

Critical reception[edit]

M. Suganth of The Times of India rated the film 3 out of 5 and wrote, "You could also call it Mundasupatti-meets-Rajathandhiram and you wouldn't be wrong as like that crime caper, it also about a gold heist that involves an elaborate set-up and planning. But the filmmaking is more Mundasupatti, with noticeable rough edges that keep reminding us that this is a first-timer's film and lacks the sophistication (it is an exposition-filled film) of both Soodhu Kavvum and Rajathandhiram."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mirchi Shiva- Ashok Selvan's '144'Updates - Tamil Movie News". IndiaGlitz.com. 20 April 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Producer CV Kumar kick starts '144'". Sify.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  3. ^ "from an honest detective to an illegal car racer..." Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Actor Ashok Selvan is enthused about Savaale Samaali, 144 and another biggie". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "144 (aka) 144 songs review". Behindwoods.com. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  6. ^ "144 Movie Review {3.5/5}: Critic Review of 144 by Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

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