Amaravathi is a 1993 Tamil-language romance film directed by Selva. The film featured newcomers Ajith Kumar and Sanghavi in the lead roles, and was released on 4 June 1993 to a positive response at the box office. The music is composed by Bala Bharathi and the lyrics written by Vairamuthu.
After the success of Thalaivasal, Selva began a love story featuring newcomers. The producers were unhappy with the work of the newcomers and they soon approached Ajith Kumar to play the lead role after singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam had recommended him, after seeing parts of Prema Pusthakam. The original lead actor was later demoted to play Ajith Kumar’s friend in the film. Ajith signed the film on 3 August 1992, making his debut in Tamil as a lead actor. Similarly, the lead actress Sanghavi was just 16 when the film started production. As the film went into post production, Ajith was bed-ridden due to a racing injury and remained in treatment for twenty months. Subsequently, another actor Vikram had to dub scenes for Ajith.
Amravathi (Sanghavi) is a naive girl who runs away from home. She finds shelter in a kind-hearted man’s house where she is well taken care of. Her life takes a turn when Arjun (Ajith Kumar) falls in love with her.
Directed by Selva
Produced by Chozha Ponnurangam
Written by Selva & J. Ramesh (dialogues)
Starring Ajith Kumar, Sanghavi, Kalyan Kumar, Kavitha (actress), Nassar, Thalaivasal Vijay, Charle, Nizhalgal Ravi
Music by Bala Bharathi
Cinematography B. Balamurugan
Edited by Rajoo
Production Chozha Creations
Distributed by Chozha Creations
Release date 4 June 1993
Running time 146 minutes