Manadhai Thirudivittai

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Manadhai Thirudivittai
Directed by R. D. Narayanamurthy
Produced by K. R. G.
Written by R. D. Narayanamurthy
Starring Prabhu Deva
Gayatri Jayaraman
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Raghunath Reddy
Edited by B. Lenin
V. T. Vijayan
Release dates
14 November 2001
Country India
Language Tamil

Manadhai Thirudivittai (Tamil: மனதை திருடிவிட்டாய்) ; English: You have stolen my heart!) is a 2001 Indian Tamil film, written and directed by newcomer R. D. Narayanamurthy, starring Prabhudeva, Kausalya and newcomer Gayatri Jayaraman in lead roles and also stars both the comedians Vivek and Vadivelu, being their most recent collaboration in Tamil films. The film, which has music scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, released on 14 November 2001 and met with average results the box office. However, the film was nonetheless dubbed into Telugu and released as Manasuna Manasai in 2005. The film successfully ran for 100 days. The director R. D. Narayanamurthy and Prabhudeva celebrated the success in a grand manner. Vadivel and Viveks comedy was well appreciated and a key point for success of this film


Actor Role
Prabhu Deva Deva
Kausalya Indhu
Gayatri Jayaraman Shruthi
Vadivelu Steve Waugh/Mark Waugh/Steve Waugh & Mark Waugh's parents
Vivek Valaiyapathi
Shanti Williams mother of Kausalya and Sriman
Sriman Ashok, brother of Kausalya
Ranjith Ranjith
Rajeev Shruthi's father
Kaka Radhakrishnan
Fathima Babu Shruthi's mother
P. Susheela herself


The producers of the film initially tried to rope in Shilpa Shetty to play the lead heroine, but the actress refused as her previous pairing with Prabhu Deva in Mr. Romeo ended up being a commercial failure while Sonia Agarwal was rejected after make-up test and she was replaced by newcomer Gayathri Jayaram.[1][2]


Manadhai Thirudivittai
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
22 September 2001 (India)
Recorded 2001
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 28:26
Label Sa Re Ga Ma
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Thulluvadho Ilamai
Manadhai Thirudivittai

The soundtrack, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja was released on 22 September 2001 by Sa Re Ga Ma. It features 6 tracks, lyrics were penned by Pa. Vijay and Kalai Kumar. Though the songs didn't attract the masses overall, the song "Manja Kaattu Maina" was one of the most popular songs of 2001.[3][4]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Notes
1 'All Day Jolly Day' Shankar Mahadevan, Yuvan Shankar Raja 4:29
2 'Azhagaana Sooriyan' Sujatha Mohan 4:20
3 'Colour Colour' Chithra Sivaraman 5:37
4 'Kutti Kutti Pani Thuliye' Sadhana Sargam 4:23
5 'Manja Kaattu Maina' Karthik, Sadhana Sargam 5:41
6 'Sadu Gudu' Hariharan, Bhavatharini 4:56


Critical reception[edit]

The movie received mixed to positive reviews from critics. Rediff wrote: "On paper, Manathai Thirudi Vittai seems to have everything going for it. Yet, somehow, it doesn't quite jell. For the most part, the film oscillates between the good and the merely banal".[5] Hindu wrote:"Armed with a suspenseful story and a cohesive screenplay, director has come out with a fare that is reasonably appealing".[6] wrote, "This is a Prabhu Deva movie. What were you expecting, "Hey Ram"? It's enjoyable, entertaining fluff. The comedy, though not always successful, is sometimes very funny. The songs are great. Yuvan Shankar Raja has written some great music, and Prabhu Deva shows off his dancing skills (especially in a brief dance in "Color Color"), thankfully returning a little to his roots."[7]


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