Apoorva Raagangal

The Apoorva Raagangal continued a trend of films with different themes that focused on realism. A reality show with the same name produced by Maxima Media was aired on Vijay TV in 2002. In December 2014, Dhriti Sharma of Zee News included the film in her list. The film is also ranked number one in The New Indian Express’s list, “K Balachander’s 10 Most Memorable Movies” and number two in list “Kamal Haasan’s 60 years of excellence” The film was released as a novel in 2008 by Vikatan under the same name. On 26 February 2014, Aboorva Nayagan, an exhaustive repository of Kamal’s achievements and contributions to Tamil cinema was released, and borrows its title from this film albeit with a different spelling and Kamal’s Nayakan. An unrelated television serial of the same title was produced by Purple Productions and was broadcast in August 2015 on Sun TV. On Kamal’s birthday, 7 November 2015, Latha Srinivasan of Daily News and Analysis considered Apoorva Raagangal to be one of the “films you must watch to grasp the breadth of Kamal Haasan’s repertoire”. In the film Sandhitha Velai 2000, Manivannan jokingly remarks that Vivek in the disguise of unemployed graduate looked like Rajinikanth from Apoorva Raagangal.