Sunday, July 09, 2006

Name the first tamil film with a football player as its chief protagonist.

Dhaas starring Jeyam Ravi.


  • Ah! Caught you there - unless a protagonist is defined only as a fighting-dancing hero, we have a precedent. Kannada Crazy Star V.Ravichandran(who is infact a tamilian) made his Tamil debut in a forgettable film, so forgettable that I have forgotten its name, where he starred as a football player who sells his kidney for his family's well-being etc. The focus was obviously not on his footballing skills - nevertheless,it played an important part on plot development what with the loss of kidney affecting his playing aboility etc. Surely, that must qualify as the first instance?

    By Blogger raj, at 4:52 PM  

  • if you can find its title, i will stand corrected.

    By Blogger anantha, at 5:26 PM  

  • Raj : The film you are referring to is poi mukangal.Ravichandran made his debut in that film in a different name, rakesh and sulakshana was his pair.I have seen the film and i dont think the hero was a football player.

    The film was based on Sujatha's kagitha changiligal. [years back, Panju Arunachalam took rights from sujatha and started a film in the same name with Suman and Ambika.The film was shelved in the midway]. Even in the original story, the protagonist was not a football player


    By Blogger icarus prakash, at 10:46 PM  

  • thanks for that clarification.

    By Blogger anantha, at 8:14 AM  

  • Thanks for that clarification - my memory is vague so I will go by your assertion but I seem to vaguely remember a sports connection with the hero sacrificing his sporting ambitions for raising money through selling kidney. Strange - maybe I saw a telugu remake where the story was slightly twisted.

    By Blogger raj, at 2:07 PM  

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