Priyamaanavale

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Priyamaanavale
Directed by K. Selva Bharathy
Produced by C. Venkata Raju
G. Sivaraju
Written by K. Selva Bharathy
Bhupathi Raja
Starring
Music by S. A. Rajkumar
Cinematography Selva. R
Edited by B. S. Vasu-Saleem
Distributed by Gita Chitra International
Release dates 26 October 2000[1]
Running time 169 min.
Country India
Language Tamil

Priyamaanavale (English: The Girl I love) is a 2000 Tamil Romantic Film written and directed by K. Selva Bharathy, which is the remake of the Telugu film Pavithra Bandham. The film has Vijay and Simran playing the lead roles, with S. P. Balasubrahmanyam, Vivek and Radhika Choudhry in supporting roles.[2] The film revolves around a working woman in a struggling family and portrays the sufferings she receives from her husband with negative shades in his role but later he realises his fault and he becomes a loving and caring husband.The film released on 26 October 2000 to highly positive reviews.[3][4]and was declared a blockbuster.

Plot[edit]

Vishwanathan (S. P. Balasubrahmanyam) is a multi-millionaire industrialist, who lives in a palatial house, with his only child, a son named Vijay (Vijay). Vijay has been born with a silver spoon and indulges in life's temptations and weaknesses to the extreme. Vishwanath would like his son to get married and be responsible. Vijay agrees to get married on condition a kind of a test drive! His condition is that his future bride should sign an agreement that the marriage is on a trial basis for one year and, thereafter, if Vijay does not fall in love with her, the marriage gets annulled.

Vishwanathan asks his personal assistant, Priya (Simran), to quit her job and marry Vijay, but Priya refuses initially. Priya comes from a poor family, consisting of her mom, two sisters, and one brother. Priya reconsiders this offer and asks for financial support for her mom and siblings, to which Vishwanath agrees happily. Vijay and Priya are married. After the marriage, Vijay and Priya do become friends, and Priya goes out of her way to look after Vijay when he meets with an accident. At the end of the year, however, Vijay decides to annul the marriage, as had been agreed upon. Priya leaves Vijay and returns home heavy heartedly. Complications arise when Priya gets pregnant, and her family and people in the community start to question her living with her mom and who the biological father is. Vijay seems to be enjoying himself but slowly and eventually he starts to feel a longing for Priya and her staunch devotion to him.

Priya gets a job in a new company; to her surprise, on the day when the company's managing director arrives and everyone greets him, she's bewildered to see that it's Vijay. He later confesses to her that he's a changed person and wants her back. But, even after constant persuasion, she disagrees. Later, Priya and her family hold a ceremony on the occasion of her to-be-born child. As the guests start to come in and give her presents, Vishwanath and Vijay arrive and with presents. Priya gets up in front of everyone reveals Vijay to be her husband and tells them about the contract. Soon after an altercation follows and Vijay and his father walk out followed by all the guests.

A few days later, Priya gets to know that her uncle (Kazan Khan) and Vijay's uncle Thalaivasal Vijay, who had attempted to cheat Vijay, have escaped from prison and are looking out for Vijay who had fired them from his father's company for cheating and fraud. Priya gets anxious and tries to reach Vijay's home as soon as possible. On the way she learns that the whole thing was a setup meant to lure her to come back to Vijay. Enraged, she goes to confront Vijay. While at the other end, the villains has really escaped from the prison and are stabbing Vijay to death. Without knowing all this, when she reaches Vijay's home, she accuses him of this shameless act. Vijay, who is now in extreme pain, takes out the wine bottle piece stabbed in his stomach by the two rogues. Priya who is shocked, runs toward him, slips and goes into labour. Vijay, with all his strength, gets up and drives Priya to the hospital and there she delivers the baby.

Vijay is still in his unconscious state, but by the touch of his new-born baby, he recovers from his unconsciousness. Then the mother of Priya and Vishwanathan argue and starts claiming for the child for which Vijay teasing says that they can make another 'Agreement' for the same! With this, the story comes to an end and the couple live happily ever after with their son.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film is a remake of Muthyala Subbiah's 1996 Telugu film, Pavithra Bandham, which featured Venkatesh and Soundarya in the lead roles.[5] It was also made in Hindi as Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain in 1999, with Satish Kaushik directing Anil Kapoor and Kajol. Vivek was signed to play a comic role in the film and wrote his scenes.[6] Vijay's son, Jason Sanjay, was born during a schedule of the film with Vijay unable to attend his birth.[7]

The film teamed up with Coca Cola for their publicity campaign after Vijay had signed on to the soft drink company as a brand ambassador.[8][9]

Release[edit]

The satellite rights of the film were bagged by Sun TV. The film was given a "U" certificate by the Indian Censor Board.

Reception[edit]

A reviewer labelled it as "a clean family entertainer that with its Indian culture-versus foreign culture theme would appeal to family audiences" and mentioned that "the script is cleverly crafted", and that "Vijay neatly underplayed his role with Simran as the perfect foil."[10][11] The film won particular praise for Simran's portrayal of her character, with her dubbing artist Savitha Reddy securing the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Female Dubbing Artist and Simran receiving the Cinema Express Award for Best Actress - Tamil.[12][13]

Soundtrack[edit]

Priyammanavale
Soundtrack album by S. A. Rajkumar
Released 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 24:64
Language Tamil
Label Star Music
Producer S. A. Rajkumar
S. A. Rajkumar chronology
Vanathai Pola
(2001)
Priyamaanavale
(2001)
Pennin Manathai Thottu
(2002)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by S. A. Rajkumar was well received by the audience, while lyrics were written by Vaali and Pa. Vijay

Track list[edit]

Track-list
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Welcome Boys Welcome"   Sukhwinder Singh 4:35
2. "Ennavo Ennavo"   Hariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer 4:53
3. "Enakoru Snegidhi"   Hariharan, Mahalakshmi Iyer 4:57
4. "June July Maadhathil"   Shankar Mahadevan, Harini 4:36
5. "Mississippi Nadhi Kulunga"   Vijay, Anuradha Sriram 4:21
6. "Aayulin Andhivarai"   K. S. Chithra 1:09
7. "Azhage Azhage"   Unnikrishnan 1:53
Total length:
24.64

References[edit]

  1. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Screening for release this Diwali: Tamil films. Rediff.com (27 October 2000). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  2. ^ Priyamanavale Tamil Movie. Priyamanavale.8m.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  3. ^ Priyamanavale at the Wayback Machine (archived March 23, 2010). jointscene.com
  4. ^ Priyamanavale at the Wayback Machine (archived March 19, 2012). popcorn.oneindia.in
  5. ^ Vijay. Ganeshyamalabittu.tripod.com (22 June 1974). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  6. ^ Priyamanavale. Cinematoday.itgo.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  7. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Vijay meets his son on the Net!. Rediff.com (26 August 2000). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  8. ^ Interview – Coca Cola India. www.chennaibest.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  9. ^ Things go better for Coke with Vijay. The Hindu (20 April 2001). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  10. ^ Priyamanavale. Cinematoday2.itgo.com. Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  11. ^ rediff.com, Movies: Showbuzz! Ajith to star with Suresh Gopi. Rediff.com (3 January 2001). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  12. ^ Mum is the word for Simran – Times Of India. Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com (18 March 2011). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.
  13. ^ Cinema Plus / Columns : My first break – Simran. The Hindu (2 May 2008). Retrieved on 24 January 2014.

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