Abhiyum Naanum

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For the 2003 film, see Abhi (2003 film). For the 2013 Malayalam film, see Abhiyum Njanum.
Abhiyum Naanum
Abhiyum naanum landscape.jpg
Promotional Poster
Directed by Radha Mohan
Produced by Prakash Raj
Written by Radha Mohan
Starring Prakash Raj
Trisha Krishnan
Ganesh Venkatraman
Aishwarya
Prithviraj
Music by Vidyasagar
Cinematography Preetha Jayaraman
Edited by M. Kasivishwanathan
Distributed by Duet Movies
Release date(s)
  • 19 December 2008 (2008-12-19)
Country India
Language Tamil

Abhiyum Naanum (English: Abhi and I) is a 2008 Tamil feature film produced by Prakash Raj and directed by Radha Mohan. The movie featured Prakash Raj in the central character with Trisha Krishnan in the lead role as his daughter while Aishwarya and Ganesh Venkatraman play supporting roles. Vidyasagar scored the music for the film, while the film was launched in October 2007 and released on 19 December 2008.[1] The film was released in Telugu as Aakasamantha with a few reshot scenes in 2009 and was remade into Kannada as Naanu Nanna Kanasu in 2010. This film opened to critical acclaim and won several awards, including the ITFA Best Movie Award. It is said to have been inspired by the Hollywood film Father of the Bride. As of 2010, a Hindi remake was reported to have been planned.[2]

Plot[edit]

During a walk to the park Raghuraman (Prakash Raj) meets Sudhakar (Prithviraj Sukumaran) and tells him about daughter Abhi (Trisha Krishnan). Raghuraman is the loving husband of Anu (Aishwarya Sivachandran) and the worrisome as well as caring father of his only daughter Abhi. Together they live a calm and content life in Ooty. Also living with them is "Ravi Shastri" (Elango Kumaravel) who was earlier a beggar and was adopted by Abhi. Raghuraman and Abhi become best friends. Over the years as Abhi grows up, Raghuraman has the joy of being a part of her life. When Abhi gets accepted in a prestigious college in New Delhi, Raghuraman is shocked. Although the thought of being separated from his daughter for two whole years is heartbreaking, Raghuraman wearily accepts. After returning from college, Abhi tells her parents that she has fallen in love with a young man in Delhi. Anu is perfectly all right with the idea, but Raghuraman is angry and scared. He shouts at Abi and does not talk to her properly. Anu later informs Raghuraman that their future son-in-law will be arriving by flight and staying with them for a while. As soon as Raghuraman meets his future son-in-law, Joginder Singh (Ganesh Venkatraman), he is taken aback because Joginder is a Sikh. After many conflicts with Abhi and Anu, Raghuraman finally realizes that Joginder is self-sacrificing and quite talented, more so when on one occasion the Prime Minister calls him for advice. Abhi and Joginder get married and leave for Delhi. Anu and Abhi get teary-eyed, but Raghuraman stays calm. This is very surprising, because he was the one that had cried on his daughter's first day to school. Raghuraman tells Sudhakar that he still stays in touch with his daughter and often gets to see her. Sudhakar understands how Raghuraman feels, because he has a baby daughter himself. The movie ends with a phone call from Abhi.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Abhiyum Naanum
Soundtrack album by Vidyasagar
Released 2008
Producer Vidyasagar
Vidyasagar chronology
Mahesh, Saranya Matrum Palar
(2008)
Abhiyum Naanum
(2008)
Jeyam Kondaan
(2008)

The songs and background music have been composed by Vidyasagar.[3]

Song Singers
Ore Oru Oorilae Kailash Kher
Pachhai Kaatre Sadhana Sargam
Vaa Vaa En Devadhai Madhu Balakrishnan
Moongil Vittu Madhu Balakrishnan
Azhagiya Kili S.P.Balasubramanyam
Chinnamma Kalyanam Kailash Kher
Sher Punjabi Rehan Khan

Reception[edit]

Abhiyum Naanum received positive to mixed reviews from critics. Pavithra Srinivasan of Rediff said, "For fathers who love their daughters, this is your pick. Definitely worth a watch." and rated the film 3 out of 5.[4] IndiaGlitz said, "Though the story unfolds in a slow pace towards the climax and there are few scenes which reminds one of watching a soap show, Abhiyum Nanum stands out for it is a quality entertainer which can be watched by the whole family".[5] Malathi Rangarajan of The Hindu said, "Watch it for its natural treatment".[6] Sify said, "Frankly speaking, the Prakash Raj- Radha Mohan combo's Abhiyum Naanum is nowhere in the league of their previous oeuvre Mozhi. With a touching title like that, one would have thought the director would have a more solid script, but somehow it fails to strike a chord like their earlier film." but added that "If you are still looking for a different kind of cinematic experience, then, it’s worth a look."[7] Behindwoods rated the film 2 out of 5, saying "Abhiyum Naanum – sparkles in bits and pieces" and that it was "likely to suffer commercially".[8]

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