|Directed by||T. Aravind|
R. N. R. Manohar
M. V. Panneerselvam
|Edited by||G. Ramrao|
V. M. Udhayashankar
|Music by||D. Imman|
Vandae Maatharam (lit. 'Mother, I bow to thee') is a 2010 Indian action film directed by T. Aravind. The film features Mammootty in the lead role, along with Arjun, Sneha, Shraddha Arya, Rajkapoor, Nassar, Jai Akash, Jagadish, Deepak Jethi, and Rajan P. Dev in supporting roles. The film was simultaneously made and released in Malayalam and Tamil and was later dubbed in Telugu. The story revolves around the investigation and how two police officers, played by Mammootty and Arjun, eradicate the terrorists from entering the border. The film was released overseas on 10 September 2010 and later in India on 17 September 2010.
Gopikrishnan and Anwar Hussain are tough police officers. They analyze farmers' struggle and related social violence to put forward an amicable solution to have lasting harmony. They are highly disturbed by the terrorists' infiltrations. Nandini, an aviator, is Gopikrishnan's wife, and they are sad that they do not have a child. The rest of the story deals with how they counter act against the terrorists and save the land. Gopi and Anwar catches malik, a terrorist who sets time bomb and blast the middle of a road. After malik is tortured a lot, malik never tells any of their plans. Gopi finds a video of malik showing his small daughter kurshid . With this video background, they make changes in maliks makeup and later sends gopis wife who was pregnant, to get emotional sentiments and thus make malik speak out his plans. Somehow malik finds out this trap and kills gopis wife. Gopi thus gets furious..finally gopi and Anwar again catches malik and this time gopi kills malik in encounter..
- Mammootty as Gopikrishnan IPS (Deputy director IB)
- Arjun as SP Anwar Hussain IPS
- Sneha as Nandini Gopikrishnan
- Shraddha Arya
- Deepak Jethi as Malik
- Mukthar Khan as Terrorist leader
- Nassar as Prime minister
- Jagadish as Sheshadri, IB officer
- Jai Akash as Ashok, Police officer
- Vijayakumar as SP
- Rajan P. Dev as Dy.SP Mansoor
- Rajkapoor as Shaike Muhammed
- Riyaz Khan as Balan
- Jayaprakash as Dr.Nayem
- Mohan Sharma as Anadaraman Director IB
- Rachana Mourya (Special appearance)
- Daisy Shah (Special appearance)
The shooting started by the middle of 2007 and later on the story was modified due to some personal problems. The film was started with Karthi as the director, but after the first schedule the producer Henry, who also wrote the script, replaced him with debutante T. Aravind. The film was shot at locations in Kochi, Chennai, Marthandam and Thengapattanam. It took 100 days of shooting and ten schedules to complete the film. The Tamil version was initially titled Aruvadi but was later changed to Vandae Maatharam too. The audio launch was held on 3 July 2010 and the movie was all set to release on the eve of Ramzan, 10 September 2010 in both Tamil and Malayalam. But at the last moment, it couldn't make it to the theatres. Then, it was released on 17 September 2010.
Amitabh Bachchan was approached to do a pivotal role in the movie, but as he was not able to allocate the call sheets, Nassar played the role. Two heroines were signed, Sneha was paired with Mammootty and played the role of a pilot, the other heroine Shraddha Arya was paired with Arjun and played the role of an ornithologist. In 2007, A. R. Rahman was approached to score the music of the film. But during that time, he was busy with the composing work of Jodhaa Akbar. Vidyasagar was reported to compose five songs; but at the end it turned out that D. Imman was the composer. Stunts director for the film was the renowned stunt director Allan Amin.
Sify and Nowrunnig give the film 2/5 saying, "The done to death patriotic theme receives no fresh makeover in the film. If only it had paid more attention to that feeble script instead of raking up all that clatter and clamor on screen, would it have made more sense".
The soundtrack features six songs composed by D. Imman, with lyrics penned by Mankombu Gopalakrishnan and Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma for the Malayalam version and Vairamuthu, Snehan, Nandalala and Viveka for the Tamil version. The albums were released on 3 July 2010. A patriotic song penned by Vairamuthu was rendered by ten singers: D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer, Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy and Chinmayi.
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||20 August 2010|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|D. Imman chronology|
|1.||"Saaragiyil"||Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma||Kalyani||5:00|
|2.||"Gala Gala Gala Gaaley"||Mankombu Gopalakrishnan||Jassie Gift, Roshini||4:24|
|3.||"One Two Three"||Mankombu Gopalakrishnan||Ramya, Farazuddin, D. Imman||4.39|
|4.||"Chirichonnurangum"||Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma||Jyotsna||5:01|
|5.||"Vande Maatharam"||Vayalar Sarath Chandra Varma||D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer, Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Chinmayi|
|6.||"Intelligence Is The Keyword"||(Instrumental)||D. Imman on keyboard||2:02|
|1.||"Vandhe Maatharam"||Vairamuthu||D. Imman, Harish Raghavendra, Vijay Yesudas, Haricharan, Naresh Iyer,|
Krish, Pop Shalini, Mathangi, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Chinmayi
|3.||"One Two Three"||Nandala||D. Imman, Ramya, Farazuddin||4:39|
|4.||"Thirumbi Thirumbi"||Viveka||Suchith Suresan||5:01|
|5.||"Gala Gala Gala Gaaley"||Snehan||Jassie Gift, Roshini||4:24|
|6.||"Intelligence Is The Keyword"||(Instrumental)||D. Imman keyboard||2:02|
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