Aruvadai Naal isn’t the usual movie that you would expect from a first time director. But GM Kumar was courageous enough to make such a film. It showed the dilemma of a girl who wants to become a nun but falling in love with an innocent young man from a small village. The juxtaposition of such characters sprinkled with some outrageous villainy from RP Viswam shocked the audience. I don’t know how people would have received a scene that showed a priest being crucified on a cross.

GM Kumar made only three more movies, and all of them were exciting projects – Pickpocket, Irumbu Pookal and Uruvam. Due to his financial position, he took up acting with Captain Magal – if you remember Avan Ivan, he is the guy who did the role of Highness.

Oru Kaaviyam is not the song that you would expect Ilaiyaraaja to sing and that’s why it’s different. I think it was tuned to be a song during the consummation of the lead actors, but it didn’t make it to the screen. The song is based on Keeravani raga and don’t miss the interludes

Song Oru Kaaviyam
Movie Aruvadai Naal (1986)
Director GM Kumar
Singers Ilaiyaraaja
Actors Prabhu, Pallavi
Lyricist Gangai Amaren
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Our Kaaviyam from Aruvadai Naal
Aruvadai Naal was bold movie from GM Kumar released in 1986. Our Kaaviyam is an interesting Keeravani based melody that didn't make the final cut.

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