Mounam Pesiyadhe

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Mounam Pesiyadhe
Poster of Mounam Pesiyadhe.png
Official poster
Directed by Ameer Sultan
Produced by Ganesh Raghu
Karthik Radhakrishnan
Venky Narayanan
Rajan Radhakrishnan
Written by Ameer Sultan
Starring Suriya
Trisha
Nandha
Maha
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Ramji
Edited by Suresh Urs
Production
company
Aparajeeth Films
Distributed by Gemini Productions
Release dates
  • December 13, 2002 (2002-12-13)
Running time 148 minutes
Country India
Language Tamil

Mounam Pesiyadhe (Tamil: மெளனம் பேசியதே;(English: Silence Spoke) is a 2002 Indian Tamil romantic drama film, directed and written by Ameer Sultan, making his directorial debut. It stars Suriya, Trisha, newcomers Nandha and Mahaa and choreographer-turned-actor Anju Mahendra in supporting roles along with several other newcomers, while Laila Mehdin appears in a cameo role during the climax. The major part of the film is shot in Pondicherry. The film, released on December 13, 2002 and turned out to be a Hit at the box office. It has been remade in Telugu as Aadanthe Ado Type (2003) and later dubbed in Telugu as Kanchu (2006). Also it was dubbed in Hindi as "Ghatak Returns".

Plot[edit]

Gautham (Suriya) is a restaurant owner. He dislikes the idea of young couples flirting with each other in the name of "love". His close friend Kannan (Nandha), on the other hand, is just the opposite. He introduces himself as an employed bachelor to every girl he meets on the road.

Kannan falls in love with a young girl Maha (Maha). Unfortunately, Kannan's marriage is arranged with his cousin Sandhya (Trisha Krishnan). Neither Kannan nor Sandhya are interested in the proposal. When Gautham talks to Sandhya on behalf of Kannan and explains her that his friend is in love with someone else, Sandhya tells Gautham that she too is not interested in marrying Kannan. She even says that her dream is to marry someone like Gautham.

Gautham's disbelief in love fades after meeting Sandhya. He falls in love with her. But, when he comes to know that Sandhya has found another person like him, he gets depressed. After the marriage of Mahalakshmi and Kannan, Gautham finds a girl who have been following him from his College days and accepts her love.

Cast[edit]

Crew[edit]

  • Story, Screenplay, Dialogues & Direction: Ameer Sultan
  • Production: Ganesh Raghu, Karthik Radhakrishnan, Venky Narayanan & Rajan Radhakrishnan
  • Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Cinematography: Ramji
  • Editing: Suresh Urs
  • Art direction: Rajeevan
  • Stunts: 'Stun' Siva
  • Choreography: Kalyan, Dinesh & Anju Mahendra
  • Stills: Karthikgopi
  • Lyrics: Vaali, Kamakodiyan, Snehan, Puthuvai Nambi & Ameer Sultan
  • Banner: Aparajeeth Films

Soundtrack[edit]

Mounam Pesiyadhe
Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released October 26, 2002 (India)
Recorded 2002
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label New Music
Classic Audio
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Bala
(2002)
Mounam Pesiyadhe
(2002)
Punnagai Poove
(2002)

The soundtrack was composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and released on October 6, 2002. It features 8 tracks overall with lyrics penned by Vaali, Kamakodiyan, Snehan, Puthuvai Nambi and director Ameer Sultan himself. The soundtrack, upon release, was very much appreciated and became very successful. Yuvan Shankar Raja himself claimed the album to be "the best he ever created since he became music director" till then.[1]

Track Song Singer(s) Duration Lyricist Notes
1 "En Anbae En Anbae" Shankar Mahadevan 4:45 Kamakodiyan
2 "Chinna Chinnathai" Hariharan, Yuvan Shankar Raja 5:16 Pudhuvai Nambi
3 "Aadatha Aatamellam" Karthik 4:29 Snehan
4 "Eh Nanbane Kopam" Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan 4:13 Snehan
5 "Arupadhu Aayidichu" Manikka Vinayagam, Malgudi Subha 3:50 Vaali
6 "Ilamai Oorai Sutrum" Nidhesh Gopalan, Yuvan Shankar Raja 4:01 Vaali
7 "Love All Day" (Theme Music) Instrumental 1:52 Ameer Sultan
8 "Kannil Kanthamey" S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Thara 4:50 Ameer Sultan

Production[edit]

Shooting took place in New Zealand, Italy, Mauritius, Egypt and other scenic locations in and around India.[2] Moreover, a huge 30-lakhs-worth set was erected by art director Rajeevan at Pondicherry, India for a song.[3] "Valentine" song was shot at AVM Studios, the rest of the songs were shot at locations in Mysore and Puducherry.[4]

Release[edit]

E. V. V. Satyanarayana remade this film in Telugu as Aadanthe Ado Type with his son Aryan Rajesh in lead role, Yuvan composed the music for Telugu version too. The original film was dubbed in Telugu as Kanchu.

Critical reception[edit]

Balaji wrote:" Mounam Pesiyadhe " is almost like two completely different movies put together, with the pre- and post-intermission portions exhibiting completely different characteristics. Its first half boasts of some nice, interesting characters but is content with just laying the foundation for the story and never really moving things forward. On the other hand, the second half has the same characters behaving in ways that are cinematic and contrary to their earlier positions. But it makes up for this with some surprising twists and keeps us hooked by being fast-paced and never being predictable".[5] Hindu wrote:"to his credit Ameer has introduced an element of suspense in the story. The end shows that the director has tried to make things a little different. The comedy merges well with the main narration and the asides are examples of healthy humour".[6]

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