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 Sound Track Title: Aboorva Raagangal
 Starring: Kamal, Rajani, Srividya
 Movie Director: K. Balachandar
 Music Director: M.S. Vishwanathan
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Athisaya Raagam Anandha  Raagam K.J. Jesudas
Yezhu Swarangalukkul Eththanai -  I Vaani Jeyaram
Kelviyin  Nayagaane  Indha Kelvikku Vaani Jeyaram
Yezhu Swarangalukkul Eththanai - II Vaani Jeyaram

Apoorva Raagangal (more commonly pronounced as ‘Aboorva Raagangal’) was part of the second innings of K Balachander, one among the ’shock-and-shake-up-the-audience’ series of movies (the others being Arangetram, Aval Oru Thodarkathai and Avargal). Kamal featured in all of those, but got possibly his first opportunity as leading man in Tamil with this movie released in 1975.

Barely in his twenties, he stuns the audience with his fearless and mature performance. When one thinks back now, it seems like Balachander actually tapped the rebellious streak and raw energy in Kamal for the role of Prasanna. The intelligence, interest in arts and indifference to societal rules all seem to match with his real-life self. In that sense, Balachander and Kamal were working off each other.

This movie is also known for the debut of Rajnikanth. In the few scenes they have together, Kamal and Rajni are in a way pitted against each other, both being interested in the same woman. Again looking back, the slowly maturing relationship between the two seems to reflect their personal equation in the future superstar era.

But the image of the movie really is from the popular “Adhisaya raagam…” song — Kamal singing away and Srividya looking at him in wonder. Yesudas’s classical voice and Kannadasan’s simple yet meaning-laden lyrics add beauty.