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|Directed by||A. Venkatesh|
|Produced by||K. C. N. Chandrasekar
|Written by||A. Venkatesh
V. V. Vinayak
Kota Srinivasa Rao
|Music by||Srikanth Deva|
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
|Distributed by||Deivanai Movie Makers|
|April 2, 2004|
Kuthu (English: Punch) is an Indian Tamil action comedy film released in 2004 starring Silambarasan and Divya Spandana in the lead roles. It is a remake of the Telugu film Dil starring Nitin and Neha. The film declared "Super Hit" at the Box Office.
The movie is about Silambarasan, who falls in love with Divya Spandana and incurs the wrath of her father. Whether Silambarasan succeeds in marrying Divya Spandana, with the help of his college mates, forms the rest of the story.
|Kalabhavan Mani||Anjali's father|
|Kota Srinivasa Rao||Anjali's grandfather|
|Aishwarya (actress)||Anjali's mother|
After Dhum which was a remake of Kannada film Appu. Venkatesh and Simbhu decided to collaborate for second time with Kuthu being the remake of successful Telugu film Dil. Kannada actress Divya Spandana made her debut in Tamil with this film under the name "Ramya".
A song was picturised with lead pair in studios with an erected set costing Rs 10 lakhs while another song was shot at Thirumayam Kottai near Pollachi with Ramya Krishnan which took three days to complete. The fight scene was shot at SRM College Grounds for 10 days.
Srikanth Deva's tunes (he is music director Deva's son) are catchy and familiar. The re-recording especially in stunt sequences is jarring.
There are eight songs composed by Srikanth Deva.
- "Asaanaa Asaanaa" - Mahalakshmi Iyer, Subeeb Khan
- "En Nilavu" - Prasanna Rao
- "Ennai Theendi Vittai" - Chinmayi, Prasanna Rao
- "Otha Viral Kattuna" - Shankar Mahadevan
- "Nibuna Nibuna" - Sadhana Sargam
- "Pachaikkili Pachaikkili" - Kunal, Srikanthdeva, Srilekha Parthasarathy
- "Pottu Thaakku" - Roshini, Simbu
- "Sapida Vaada" - Malathi, Udit Narayan
The film grossed $1 million at the box office; it was a super hit.