Sangamam (Eng: Confluence) is a 1999 Indian Tamil-language musical romance dance film co written and directed by Suresh Krissna and produced by V. Natarajan of Pyramid Films. The film stars Rahman and newcomer Vindhya with Manivannan, Vijayakumar, Radharavi, and Vadivelu playing other important roles. The film’s music was composed by A. R. Rahman, while Saravanan handled the cinematography. The film was released in 1999 but despite the award-winning soundtracks and rave reviews, the film became a financial failure.
This film depicts the disputes between two forms of the dance styles and music, Classical Indian (in particular Carnatic music and Bharathanatyam danceform) against rural Tamil folk music and dance. The film depicts the misunderstanding and mutual ignorance of the two factions. The parallel plot in the movie is of the children and intended successors of the respective dance doyens falling in love with each other.
Directed by Suresh Krissna
Written by E. Ramdoss & Gopu-Babu
Screenplay by Suresh Krissna
Story by Bhoopathy Raja
Produced by Pyramid Natarajan
Starring Rahman, Vindhya, Manivannan, Vijayakumar, Radha Ravi, Vadivelu
Cinematography S. Saravanan
Edited by Suresh Urs
Music by A. R. Rahman
Production Pyramid Films International
Release date 16 July 1999
Running time 153 minutes