|Directed by||K.P. Jagan|
|Produced by||Viswaas Sundar|
|Written by||K.P. Jagan|
|Music by||Yuvan Shankar Raja (Songs)
Karthik Raja (Background Score)
|Edited by||V. T. Vijayan|
Pudhiya Geethai (Tamil: புதிய கீதை ; English: New Gita) is a 2003 Indian Tamil film written and directed by newcomer K.P. Jagan, starring Vijay, Meera Jasmine and Ameesha Patel in lead roles. Notably, this film is Patel's first and remains her only Tamil film till date. The film, which has music scored by brothers Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja, released on 8 May 2003 to mixed reviews but was a hit at box office
The film tells the tale of a man who has positive attitude in his life and a never-give-up attitude. The story starts as if the hero at his birth and an astrologer tells his wife that the man will die at the age of 27. The story tells that whether will the hero die at 27 or not.
Sarathy (Vijay) shines in every fact of life and be a role model to every youngster was predicted by an astrologer who also predicted that his life will end when he is 27. Without knowing this, Sarathy enjoys his life. Suji (Meera Jasmine) is his close friend while Jo (Amisha Patel), a photojournalist, adores Sarathy for his attitude and tricks Suji by saying she loves him and plays with her emotions. The incidents that follow with the accord to the astrologer's prediction forms the rest of the story.The power of positive thinking and the power of spoken word has been dramatically portrayed by Sarathy's character.
- Vijay as Sarathy
- Meera Jasmine as Suji
- Amisha Patel as Jo
- Kalabhavan Mani as Reddiyar
- Karunas as Ganesh
- Nassar as Chinnaya / Sarathy's Father
- K. Viswanath as astrologer
- Sarath Babu as Annamalai
- Ilavarasu as Shekar
- Sanjeev as Lawrence
- Kalairani as Thaiyalnayagi / Sarathy's Mother
The project was titled Geethai and was set to feature Vijay in the lead role with Esha Deol as heroine. However the film eventually featured two lead actresses with Meera Jasmine being signed on to be a part of the project after the success of her 2002 film, Run. Amisha Patel also accepted to be a part of the film, replacing Deol, after getting the entire script translated in English for her to read. Before release, the film's title was changed to Pudhiya Geethai.
|Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Released||29 March 2003|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Five Star Audio|
|Producer||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology|
The songs were composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja, while his elder brother Karthik Raja composed the film's background score. The audio CD containing songs released on 29 March 2003 and features 6 tracks, the lyrics were penned by 'Kavignar' Vaali, Pa. Vijay, Yugabharathi and Vijay Sagar. "Puthiya Geethai" remains Yuvan Shankar's first and only collaboration with Vijay.
|1||"Naan Odum Ilaignan"||Mano, Tippu||4:56||'Kavignar' Vaali|
|2||"Mercury Poove"||Nideesh Gopalan, Bhavatharini, Bonnie Chakraborty||4:36||Pa. Vijay|
|3||"Vasiyakaara - I"||Devan, Chitra Sivaraman||3:52||Yugabharathi|
|4||"Manase"||Bonnie Chakraborty, Tippu, Swarnalatha||5:05||Pa. Vijay|
|5||"Vasiyakaara - II"||Hariharan, Chitra Sivaraman||3:53||Yugabharathi|
|6||"Annamalai"||Tippu, Devan||4:52||Vijay Sagar|
The film earned mostly positive reviews. The critic from The Hindu stated that "the end is predictable, but the conviction with which the climax drives home the message makes it interesting." Another reviewer stated the film had "nothing new", describing it as "real melodramatic soap-opera that moves hearts of viewers and at the same time gives a message for the audience."